BRIEFSFighting Corruption by Improving Transparency and Access to Information
Using transparency as a tool to fight corruption, Latin American countries have launched electronic platforms to prevent misconduct in procurements and to monitor public officials’ personal assets; so far initial...
BRIEFSFrom Expropriation to Social Licence: Accessing Land for Extractive Industries
Latin American countries have found some interesting strategies for creating agreements between individuals, communities and private companies about accessing land for extractive industries.
BRIEFSBuilding the Legal Framework to Support Transparency and Access to Information in Latin America
Currently, 65% of Latin American countries have Freedom of Information Acts, some of which incorporate innovative elements that go beyond the minimum standard for transparency and access to information.
BRIEFSUsing Information for Accountability and Justice: Lessons from Latin American Civil Society
Using the right to access public information, Latin American civil society groups are achieving concrete policy changes, as these case studies from Mexico, Ecuador and Costa Rica show.
BRIEFSBrazil’s Public Policy Package for Successful Farmer Adaptation
Brazil’s policy package – using market mechanisms and no-regrets policies that address the diversity of farmers’ needs – offers an interesting policy model for addressing climate change adaptation in semi-arid...
BRIEFSDisaster Risk Reduction in Urban Areas
Urban expansion in marginal city areas increases the risk of fatalities and home devastation when extreme weather occurs. But many Latin American cities are successfully tackling disaster risk, driven by...
BRIEFSLearning from CCT Evaluations
Thanks to their rigorous impact evaluations, clear proof of Latin American CCTs’ effectiveness ensured the model was exported around the world.
BRIEFSStrategic Planning in Latin America
Strategic Planning has contributed to the emergence of a new style of urban governance based on participation, cooperation and shared responsibility.
BRIEFSCivil Society’s Regional Network for Advancing Freedom of Expression and Access to Information
By organising regionally, an innovative network of Latin American civil society organisations is successfully expanding the right to freedom of expression and access to information in the region.
BRIEFSCitizen Assessment of Budget Transparency: The Latin American Budget Transparency Index
Latin American civil society organisations have created the first budget transparency index that measures not only if budget information has been published, but if that information is useful. What’s more,...