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8
May
2017
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Annotated Bibliography: Community participation in community-based crime prevention experiences in Latin America and Africa

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on "Community participation in community-based crime prevention experiences in Latin America and Africa"

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8
May
2017
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Annotated Bibliography: Informality and Inclusive Growth

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on "Informality and Inclusive Growth"

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8
May
2017
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Annotated Bibliography: Beyond Domestic Violence Laws: What Else Makes Responses to Domestic Violence Effective?

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on "Beyond Domestic Violence Laws: What Else Makes Responses to Domestic Violence Effective".

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8
May
2017
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Annotated Bibliography: Collective Land Access Rights for Enhancing Smallholder Livelihoods

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on Collective Land Access Rights for Enhancing Smallholder Livelihoods

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8
May
2017
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Annotated Bibliography: Determinants of Gaps in Horizontal Accountability of Executive to Legislative Bodies in Latin America and Africa

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on Determinants of Gaps in Horizontal Accountability of Executive to Legislative Bodies in Latin America and Africa

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8
May
2017
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Annotated Bibliography: Local Content Frameworks in Latin American and African oil and gas sector

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on Local Content Frameworks in Latin American and African oil and gas sector.

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5
May
2017
RESÚMENES

[Inglés] Combining State and Community-led Approaches: The Future for Crime Prevention in Nigeria

This Policy Brief uses studies by the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and FundaUngo, El Salvador to explain how contextual variables such as trust, willingness to act together and social ties define, influence and condition CBCP outcomes in the two countries in their efforts to tackle crime.

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5
May
2017
RESÚMENES

[Inglés] Collective land rights: an essential asset for Pastoral communities in order to sustain their livelihoods and the environment in the Andean Altiplano

This brief proposes that, considering communal or condominium land tenure regimes enable sustainable pastoral production systems, public policy should be re-oriented to support pastoralist families’ collective land right access.

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5
May
2017
RESÚMENES

[Inglés] Land tenure and pastoral productive systems: sustaining livelihoods through maintenance of collective land access

Given that pastoral communities reside in areas characterised by arid and semi-arid conditions, and where alternative uses of land such as crop farming may not be possible, this brief argues for the maintenance of collective land tenure as it enhances the sustainability of pastoral productive systems.

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4
May
2017
RESÚMENES

[Inglés] Strengthening social ties: A key aspect for an effective community-based crime prevention

This policy brief focus on why some communities are better able to confront high rates of crime compared to others. And, given that Community Based Crime Prevention (CBCP) operates in contexts that are far from uniform, the brief also seeks to understand what can be learnt about what drives better results in communities suffering high levels of insecurity.

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4
May
2017
RESÚMENES

[Inglés] Women’s Political Participation: the Key to Action on Domestic Violence – Lessons from a Comparison of Mexico and Ghana

This policy brief aims to explore key factors that secure the implementation of policies to tackle domestic violence, contrasting the cases of Mexico and Ghana.

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4
May
2017
RESÚMENES

[Inglés] Rethinking the Effect of Informality On Inclusive Growth: Lessons from Colombia and South Africa

This policy brief uses the case studies of South Africa and Colombia to argue that the relationship between informality and inclusive growth depends on the type of informality in question.

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4
May
2017
RESÚMENES

¿De qué hablan los Presidentes? La rendición de cuentas desde la reforma constitucional de 1994

Este documento realiza un análisis de la calidad de información que contienen los Informes sobre el Estado de la Nación de Argentina durante los mandatos presidenciales que tuvieron lugar entre 1996 y 2015. El estudio permite identificar los sectores de política que priorizan los presidentes: empleo, producción, educación, salud y desarrollo social cuando rinden cuentas; educación, obra pública y vivienda y justicia cuando hacen propuestas.

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4
May
2017
RESÚMENES

[Inglés] Beyond the laws to action on Domestic Violence: Lessons for Ghana from Mexico

This policy brief seeks to explain the difference the in implementation service provision for survivors of domestic abuse in two countries that passed domestic violence legislation in 2007: Ghana and Mexico. The key difference between the two countries lies in the nature of the women’s caucus in parliament.

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4
May
2017
RESÚMENES

[Inglés] Oil and Gas Local Content Development Strategy: The Keys to Success

This policy brief aims to identify common factors in successful local content strategies by comparing the experiences of countries that have achieved reasonable positive local content outcomes.

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28
Abr
2017
MULTIMEDIA

INFOGRAPHIC: Why do Nigerians feel less safe than Salvadorians?

Based on a Comparative Evidence Paper, this infographic explores why Nigerians feel less safe in comparison to Salvadorians though they experience similar levels of crime.

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28
Abr
2017
MULTIMEDIA

INFOGRAPHIC: Holding State Owned Enterprises Accountable

What are the main challenges we face when aiming to hold state owned enterprises accountable? How may we overcome them?

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28
Abr
2017
MULTIMEDIA

INFOGRAPHIC: Maintenance of Collective Land Regimes Sustains Pastoral Livelihoods

Will sustaining pastoral production systems improve the livelihoods of pastoralist communities? This infographic is based on joint research on pastoralism and land tenure between Kenya and the andean altiplano.

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28
Abr
2017
MULTIMEDIA

INFOGRAPHIC: Do informal labour markets promote or constrain inclusive growth?

This infographic explores the differences between informal labour markets in Colombia and South Africa and how different local contexts result in different types of informality and policy implications.

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28
Abr
2017
MULTIMEDIA

INFOGRAPHIC: Oil and Gas Local Content: The Keys to Success

What are the keys to sucess on oil and aas local content initiatives? This infographic analizes LC examples in Africa and Latin America, and proposes a series of policy recommendations.

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27
Abr
2017
MULTIMEDIA

INFOGRAPHIC: Implementing Domestic Violence Legislation

What are the componentes of a domestic violence legislation? What can we learn by comparing the cases of Mexico and Ghana?

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2
Abr
2017
DOCUMENTO DE EVIDENCIA COMPARATIVA

[Inglés] Community-Based Crime Prevention Practices in El Salvador and Nigeria: Understanding Communities’ Willingness to Act

This study seeks to answer why some communities who engage in community-based crime prevention practices are able to withstand high rates of crime and others are not through a comparative analysis of communities located in severe crime zones in El Salvador and Nigeria.

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2
Abr
2017
DOCUMENTO DE EVIDENCIA COMPARATIVA

[Inglés] Women’s Political Representation as Key to Implementing Domestic Violence Laws: An Analysis of Ghana and Mexico

This paper argues that differing levels of gender institutionalisation Mexico and Ghana explain divergent outcomes in the implementation of domestic violence legislation in each country.

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2
Abr
2017
DOCUMENTO DE EVIDENCIA COMPARATIVA

[Inglés] Rethinking the effect of informality on inclusive growth: lessons from Colombia and South Africa for their regions

This paper attempts to understand the nature of the impact that labour informality has on inclusive growth, by comparing the cases of Colombia and South Africa: two upper-middle income countries with very different views and government approaches to the issue.

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2
Abr
2017
DOCUMENTO DE EVIDENCIA COMPARATIVA

[Inglés] What Matters When it Comes to Adopting Local Content in the Oil and Gas Sector? A Comparative Analysis of Success Factors in Africa and Latin America

This paper compares the experience of seven Latin American and seven African oil and gas producing countries, in order to identify the common factors that can help explain the achievement of positive outcomes from Local Content policy

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2
Abr
2017
DOCUMENTO DE EVIDENCIA COMPARATIVA

[Inglés] Land Tenure and the Sustainability of Pastoral Productive Systems: A Comparative Institutional Analysis of the Andean Altiplano and the East African Savannah

This paper analyses the relationship between pastoral land tenure systems and the sustainability of pastoralism as a production system in two regions in particular: the Andean Altiplano and the Kenyan Savannah. There, it identifies five types of collective land regimes.

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2
Abr
2017
DOCUMENTO DE EVIDENCIA COMPARATIVA

[Inglés] Horizontal Accountability through the Lens of State Owned Enterprises: A Comparative Study of Argentina and Kenya

This paper aims to provide understanding about the determinants of the performance of horizontal accountability in Argentina and Kenya and the institutional conditions under which we could expect to see more or less horizontal accountability.

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7
Feb
2017
MULTIMEDIA

VIDEO: Violence Doméstica - viaje de estudios a México

En noviembre del 2016, un grupo de expertas de África y América Latina se reunieron en México para discutir estas preguntas y conocer más sobre las maneras en las que este país está tratando de abordar la violencia doméstica, tanto mediante leyes como con servicios de protección a las sobrevivientes.

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29
Sep
2016
MULTIMEDIA

[Inglés] INFOGRAPHIC: How Does the Argentinean state hold itself accountable?

Infographic developed based on the Research Paper "The Deficits in Horizontal Accountability in Argentina: A Tale of two worlds"

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29
Sep
2016
MULTIMEDIA

[INFOGRAFÍA] El enfoque integral y de derechos humanos en la atención a las mujeres sobrevivientes de violencia

Infografía basada en el documento de investigación "Más allá de las Leyes de Violencia Doméstica en América Latina: Los retos de los servicios de protección para mujeres sobrevivientes".

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29
Sep
2016
MULTIMEDIA

[Inglés] INFOGRAPHIC: How Ibadan southwest Nigerian communities respond to crime

Infographic developed based on the Research Paper "Explaining the Effectiveness of Community-Based Crime Prevention Practices in Nigeria".

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29
Sep
2016
MULTIMEDIA

[Inglés] INFOGRAPHIC: How does change in land tenure affect pastoral livelihoods

Infographic developed based on the Research Paper "Collective Land Access Regimes in Pastoralist Societies: Lessons from East African Countries".

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29
Sep
2016
MULTIMEDIA

[Inglés] INFOGRAPHIC: Pastoralism in the altiplano

Infographic developed based on the Research Paper "The Evolution of Collective Land Tenure Regimes in Pastoralist Societies: Lessons From Andean Countries".

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23
Sep
2016
RESÚMENES

Las leyes de violencia doméstica a examen: mejorar los servicios de protección para mujeres sobrevivientes en México

Este texto analiza la implementación de una ley contra violencia doméstica en México y plantea algunas recomendaciones para la mejora de su implementación.

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23
Sep
2016
RESÚMENES

Cuidado con los baches, los mecanismos de rendición de cuentas horizontal en Argentina

Este documento está basado en una nueva investigación que explora la rendición de cuentas del poder ejecutivo frente al legislativo en Argentina, dando como resultado en una serie de recomendaciones para mejorar esta “rendición de cuentas horizontal”.

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23
Sep
2016
RESÚMENES

[Inglés] Providing Stronger Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence in Ghana

Based on an in-depth study of one of only two shelters for domestic violence survivors in Ghana, this brief identifies policy interventions to improve protection services in the country, and recommends a model for shelters that is more suited to survivors’ needs.

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23
Sep
2016
RESÚMENES

Capital social, eficacia colectiva, factores socio-ambientales e inseguridad en las comunidades

Este documento está basado en nueva investigación sobre prevención comunitaria del delito en América Latina, con énfasis en el caso de El Salvador. Identifica cómo acciones para fortalecer los vínculos sociales, la confianza y la disposición para tomar acción y confrontar el crimen son clave para la efectividad de tales programas.

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23
Sep
2016
RESÚMENES

[Inglés] Policy Options for Sustaining Productive Pastoral Systems

This brief explores how urbanisation, large public investments and agriculture have put pressure on pastoralist systems in East Africa, with a focus on the case of Kenya, proposing new policies to improve the sustainability of pastoralists’ production systems.

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22
Sep
2016
RESÚMENES

Potenciando los beneficios de las industrias extractivas en el Ecuador: ¿Cómo generar beneficios a través del contenido local?

Este documento explora la estrategia del contenido local para diversificar las actividades productivas y potenciar los beneficios del sector extractivo en países ricos en recursos naturales, y los factores que pueden hacerla obtener mejores resultados.

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22
Sep
2016
RESÚMENES

[Inglés] Getting More out of the Oil and Gas Sector Lessons from Angola and Chad

This brief is based on new research into oil and gas Local Content policies in Africa, exploring successes with reference to Chad and Angola, and making the case for African countries to establish networking and training hubs to develop small and medium enterprises.

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22
Sep
2016
RESÚMENES

Al umbral de la formalidad: diferentes soluciones para distintas informalidades

Este documento presenta un análisis de la relación entre informalidad y crecimiento inclusivo en América Latina, enfocado en el caso de Colombia. Presenta, además, recomendaciones de política para los diferentes tipos de informalidad.

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20
Sep
2016
MULTIMEDIA

[Inglés] INFOGRAPHIC: What do local content frameworks look like in Latin America?

Infographic developed based on the Research Paper "Local Content Frameworks in Latin American Oil and Gas sector: Lessons from Ecuador and Colombia."

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16
Sep
2016
RESÚMENES

[Inglés] Informality and Inclusive Growth: What South Africa can tell us about the benefits and costs of informal employment

This brief explores the relationship between informal employment and inclusive growth in sub-Saharan Africa, focused on the case of South Africa, with recommendations on how to address different types of informality.

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16
Sep
2016
RESÚMENES

[Inglés] Needed: A legal framework for strengthening oversight role of Kenyan parliament

Based on new research, this brief sets out a framework to improve the accountability of the Executive to the Kenyan parliament.

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16
Sep
2016
RESÚMENES

Regimenes de Tenencia Colectiva de la Tierra y Reducción de la Vulnerabilidad de las Sociedades Pastoras del Altiplano

Este documento ofrece recomendaciones de política pública para apoyar el desarrollo sostenible de sociedades pastoras en países andinos, basada en información sobre nuevos enfoques en tenencia colectiva de la tierra y estrategias de manejo sostenible de sus recursos.

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15
Sep
2016
RESÚMENES

[Inglés] Community-based Crime Prevention: often Effective but needs Regulating

This brief is based on new research into community-based crime prevention in Ibadan, Nigeria, recognising their strengths and also the need regulating.

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14
Sep
2016
MULTIMEDIA

[Inglés] INFOGRAPHIC: Improving domestic violence support in Ghana

Infographic developed based on the Research Paper "Beyond Domestic Violence Laws: Women’s Experiences and Perceptions of Protection Services in Ghana."

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14
Sep
2016
MULTIMEDIA

[Inglés] INFOGRAPHIC: How effective is the Kenyan legislature at holding the Executive to account?

Infographic developed based on the Research Paper "Horizontal Accountability of the Executive to the Legislature in Africa: A Case Study of Kenya."

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18
Jul
2016
MULTIMEDIA

[INGLÉS] INFOGRAPHIC: Informality and inclusive growth in sub-saharan Africa

Infographic developed based on the Research Paper "Informality and inclusive growth in sub-saharan Africa".

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18
Jul
2016
MULTIMEDIA

[Inglés] INFOGRAPHIC: Getting more out of the oil and gas sector in Africa

Infographic developed based on the ELLA Research Paper "Local Content Frameworks in the African Oil and Gas Sector: Lessons from Angola and Chad".

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6
Jul
2016
DOCUMENTO DE EVIDENCIA REGIONAL

[INGLÉS] Explaining the Effectiveness of Community-Based Crime Prevention Practices in Nigeria

This paper examines the effectiveness of community-based crime prevention (CBCP) and the reasons behind it in Nigerian communities, conceptualising effectiveness in terms of citizens’ perception of their safety, crime level in their community and extent to which they attribute these two to the CBCP.

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6
Jul
2016
DOCUMENTO DE EVIDENCIA REGIONAL

[INGLÉS] Beyond Domestic Violence Laws: Women’s Experiences and Perceptions of Protection Services in Ghana

‘What are women’s experiences and perceptions of protection services provided to survivors of domestic violence in Ghana?’ This research focuses on women that have had experience with the protective services as outlined in the law.

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6
Jul
2016
DOCUMENTO DE EVIDENCIA REGIONAL

[INGLÉS] Collective Land Access Regimes in Pastoralist Societies: Lessons from East African Countries

This study examines the evolution of collective land tenure regimes in East Africa including how they affect pastoral communities living on these lands. Specifically, we attempt to identify the drivers and impacts of changes in collective land access since the 1900s.

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6
Jul
2016
DOCUMENTO DE EVIDENCIA REGIONAL

[INGLÉS] Horizontal Accountability of the Executive to the Legislature in Africa: A Case Study of Kenya

This paper assesses the legislative, representative, financial control and oversight roles played by parliaments in Africa, with Kenya as the main case study in a context of accountability.

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3
Jul
2016
DOCUMENTO DE EVIDENCIA REGIONAL

Evolución de los Regímenes de Tenencia Colectiva de Tierras en Sociedades Pastoriles: Lecciones desde Países Andinos

Éste documento pretende analizar cómo se han transformado los regímenes de tenencia de la tierra de las sociedades pastoriles que viven en el altiplano andino y las implicancias de las transformaciones para la sostenibilidad del manejo de recursos en estas zonas.

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3
Jul
2016
DOCUMENTO DE EVIDENCIA REGIONAL

[INGLÉS] Informality and Inclusive Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

This research seeks to explore the relationship between informality and inclusive growth in sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on South Africa.

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3
Jul
2016
DOCUMENTO DE EVIDENCIA REGIONAL

Déficits en la Rendición de Cuentas Horizontal en la Argentina: una Historia de dos Mundos

Este documento analiza la piedra angular de la debilidad institucional de la región, concretamente, la relación entre los poderes Ejecutivo y Legislativo y la rendición de cuentas horizontal (RH).

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3
Jul
2016
DOCUMENTO DE EVIDENCIA REGIONAL

[INGLÉS] Local Content Frameworks in the African Oil and Gas Sector: Lessons from Angola and Chad

This paper seeks to identify the main characteristics and outcomes of local content frameworks (LCFs) in African oil and gas producing countries. This research is based on the hypothesis that the more specific the LCFs, the better the outcomes.

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1
Jul
2016
DOCUMENTO DE EVIDENCIA REGIONAL

Marcos de Contenido Local en los sectores de Petróleo y Gas en América Latina: Lecciones de Ecuador y Colombia

Este trabajo presenta un análisis de los marcos de contenido local y sus resultados en siete países productores de petróleo y gas en América Latina.

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1
Jul
2016
DOCUMENTO DE EVIDENCIA REGIONAL

Informalidad y Crecimiento Inclusivo en América Latina: El Caso Colombiano

La presente investigación busca entender el impacto de la informalidad sobre el crecimiento inclusivo en América Latina, enfatizando el caso colombiano.

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30
Jun
2016
DOCUMENTO DE EVIDENCIA REGIONAL

Más allá de las Leyes de Violencia Doméstica en América Latina: Los retos de los servicios de protección para mujeres sobrevivientes

El presente estudio utiliza una serie de entrevistas a fondo a mujeres sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica que se encuentran en un refugio de la Ciudad de México y al personal de éste, con el fin de analizar cómo las sobrevivientes perciben los servicios de protección.

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30
Jun
2016
DOCUMENTO DE EVIDENCIA REGIONAL

Prevención comunitaria del delito en El Salvador: Capital social y eficacia colectiva

Esta investigación explora la medida en que las iniciativas de prevención del crimen y la violencia que promueven el capital social y la eficacia colectiva son exitosas en reducir el crimen y la violencia en América Latina, específicamente a través del estudio del caso de El Salvador.

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23
Mar
2016
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

(English) On the Institutionalization of Congress (es) in Latin America and Beyond

(English) This paper is sketches an agenda to study the determinants of and the process by which strong policymaking institutions develop, with special focus on the potentially most central policymaking institution in a democracy: Congress

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23
Mar
2016
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

(English) Employment and Taxes in Latin America

(English) This paper analyses the labour effects of taxes and explores empirically the effects of payroll taxes, the VAT and corporate income taxes. It uses national-level data of labour variables for 15 Latin American countries

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23
Mar
2016
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

(English) What works in reducing community violence

(English) This systematic meta-review analyses a wide array of evidence on programmatic interventions on reducing community violence in Central America.

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22
Mar
2016
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

(English) Global Review of the Economics of Pastoralism

(English) The review of the literature on pastoralist economics is a contribution to the global learning on the importance of mobile pastoralism as a form of productive and sustainable land management. The review is intended to highlight existing knowledge on the value of pastoralism, the gaps in this knowledge, trends in pastoral economies and policy options that can support drylands economies most effectively.

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22
Mar
2016
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

(English) Energy reform and local content in Mexico

(English) This study analyses the future effect of the changes in the hydrocarbon sector on the mining sector in Mexico, with emphasis on existing and potential linkages between the two sectors stemming from local content policies.

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22
Mar
2016
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

What Makes Domestic Violence Legislation More Effective?

This Paper analyses the role women play in promoting more effective legislations to confront Domestic Violence. It analyses their role in monitoring policies too, and highlights key action on how to accomplish this based on real examples.

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15
Feb
2016
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Acceso a tierra y estrategias de vida de los jóvenes rurales

Los territorios rurales atraviesan procesos de envejecimiento y una de las causas principales es la emigración de los jóvenes a los centros urbanos. Las razones para dejar el campo y la agricultura son en parte las barreras que enfrentan al insertarse social y productivamente en sus comunidades y el acceso seguro a la tierra es el factor clave.

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11
Ene
2016
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Exclusión social, violencia y respuestas comunitarias en ciudades centroamericanas: explicando variaciones para orientar políticas

¿Por qué comunidades que son comparables en términos de desigualdad social y económica y exclusión sufren diferentes niveles de violencia? Esta investigación (El Salvador y Costa Rica)plantea que en territorios urbanos marginales, comparables en términos de exclusión social, puede haber distintos niveles de violencia por las diferencias de capacidades de la acción comunitaria para afrontar el fenómeno de la violencia.

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30
Nov
2015
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Estrategias de desarrollo en América Latina y el Caribe, y el enfoque de economía verde

Esta publicación explora las similitudes entre los paradigmas existentes y las propuestas de desarrollo que aseguran el bienestar y el respeto por la naturaleza. Se analiza también el concepto de economía verde en el contexto del desarrollo sostenible y la erradicación de la pobreza.

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30
Oct
2015
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Work, family and public policy changes in Latin America: Equity, maternalism and co-responsibility

Taking account of the substantial increase in female labour market participation that has occurred throughout the Latin American region, this article describes policies adopted with the aim of reconciling work and family responsibilities between 2003 and 2013, and the implications of their design for socioeconomic and gender equity.

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2
Oct
2015
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Brechas de ingresos laborales en el Perú urbano: una exploración de la economía informal

Esta investigación busca establecer si las diferencias de ingresos entre los trabajadores con empleo formal e informal pueden ser explicadas por los atributos productivos de la mano de obra o si, por el contrario, son resultado de una segmentación del mercado laboral.

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21
Sep
2015
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Monitoring the Climate Change Impacts of Urban Agriculture in Rosario, Argentina

This paper, Monitoring the Climate Change Impacts of Urban Agriculture in Rosario, Argentina, examines the city’s urban agriculture programme, the contribution of green areas to reducing the Urban Heat Island, the transportation and conservation of food and the effects of UPA on run-off and infiltration of storm water.

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9
Sep
2015
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Drogas, policías y delincuencia: Otras miradas a la seguridad ciudadana en América Latina

Esta compilación de 10 artículos brinda otra mirada a la seguridad ciudadana en América Latina. Ofrece una revisión a las políticas de seguridad y su eficacia para reducir el delito y la violencia, así como un análisis al problema de las drogas, sus causas y efectos económicos, sociales y políticos.

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31
Ago
2015
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Argentina: Impacts of the child allowance programme on the labour-market behaviour of adults

In 2009 Argentina implemented a major cash transfer programme for children and adolescents called Universal Child Allowance for Social Protection, which extended the coverage of the contributory family allowance programme to new segments of the population. This research assesses its impact on adult labour participation.

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16
Ago
2015
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

(English) Progress despite adversity: women's empowerment and conflict in Colombia

The Colombian case is an example of progress in women’s empowerment in the face of formidable and continuing challenges. Progress is identified in relation to: legal gains for women’s rights and gender equality; women’s presence and representation in public and elected positions; the advancement of a gender-responsive approach to addressing the legacies of conflict and associated mechanisms of memorialisation, reparations, restitution and transitional justice.

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4
Ago
2015
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

(English) A Tale of Two Species : Revisiting the Effect of Registration Reform on Informal Business Owners in Mexico

Different views have been put forward to explain why most firms in developing countries operate informally. One argues that informal-business owners are people trying to make a living while searching for a wage job. Another argues that they do not register their firms because of complex regulation processes. This paper contributes to recent literature that argues that both factors are at work.

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30
Jun
2015
PLAN DE INVESTIGACIÓN

Community participation in community-based crime prevention experiences in Latin America and Africa

This research design and methods paper is a working document, and the first stage in the conduct of a joint comparative research in the topic of community-based crime prevention experiences in Latin America and Africa.

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23
Jun
2015
PLAN DE INVESTIGACIÓN

Local Content Frameworks in Latin American and African oil and gas sector

This research design and methods paper is a working document, and the first stage in the conduct of a joint comparative research in the topic of local content frameworks in the oil and gas sector. 

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16
Jun
2015
PLAN DE INVESTIGACIÓN

Determinants of Gaps in Horizontal Accountability of Executive to Legislative Bodies in Latin America and Africa

This design and methods paper sets out how the authors will explore the conditions under which legislative bodies succeed or fail in holding accountable public agencies of the executive as well as the executive’s own capacity for being accountable.

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9
Jun
2015
PLAN DE INVESTIGACIÓN

Collective Land Access Rights for Enhancing Smallholder Livelihoods

This paper is a working document, and the first stage in the conduct of a joint research in the topic collective land access rights for enhancing smallholder livelihoods. The research will study the cases of Peru and Kenya and analyse to what extent these lessons can be applied to other countries in Africa and Latin America. 

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2
Jun
2015
PLAN DE INVESTIGACIÓN

Beyond Domestic Violence Laws: What Else Makes Responses to Domestic Violence Effective?

This research design and methods paper is a working document, and the first stage in the conduct of a joint comparative research in the topic of effective responses to domestic violence. The research will study the cases of Ghana and Mexico and analyse how and to what extent these lessons can be applied to other countries in Africa and Latin America.

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27
May
2015
PLAN DE INVESTIGACIÓN

Informality and Inclusive Growth

This design and methods paper sets out how the authors will explore the transitions between unemployment, informality and formal employment and how they might affect or promote inclusive growth at both individual and macroeconomic level.

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13
May
2015
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Taxes and Transition: Formalising Small-Scale Farmers in Peru?

This Briefing Paper from IIED looks at the Peruvian government's attempts to formalise small-scale farmers, offering lessons applicable in Peru and beyond.

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22
Abr
2015
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Rethinking Democratic Governance: State Building, Autonomy, and Accountability in Correa’s Ecuador

In this paper Dr. James David Bowen argues that stable democracy must rest on three pillars: capable state institutions, the autonomy of these institutions from powerful actors both within and outside the state, and the existence of meaningful institutions of accountability.

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17
Mar
2015
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Local Perspectives on Climate Change: Participatory Video in Somotillo, Nicaragua

This Working Paper from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) describes a case study piloting the use of Participatory Video (PV) methodologies to build capacities and empower young women and men in rural communities.

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6
Mar
2015
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Achievement Gap between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Children in Peru: An Analysis of Young Lives Survey Data

In Peru, indigenous children obtain lower scores on academic tests, on average, than non-indigenous children. In this study, the authors investigate whether a test score achievement gap is found by the age of 5 and whether this gap increases by the age of 8.

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24
Feb
2015
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Open Cities: The Case of Montevideo

The city of Montevideo was the first city in Latin America to set up an Open Data policy. This work analyses the emergence an evolution of Montevideo's open data policy as well as the early uses of data by civil society, private entrepreneurs and the state itself.

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18
Feb
2015
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Minimum Wage and Informality in Ecuador

This paper studies the relationship between minimum wage and employment in Ecuador. In particular it investigates whether or not, and if so, to what extent changes in the minimum wage influence changes on the formality and informality rates, and the level of wages.

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16
Feb
2015
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Human Rights and Resource Conflicts in the Amazon

This report from Rainforest Foundation Norway investigates an alarming increase in human rights violations in the Amazon region. Human rights defenders, environmental activists and indigenous peoples are facing attacks and are being put under systematic pressure; and rights to land and to consultation are regularly encroached.

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12
Feb
2015
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Microfinance Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean 2008-2013

This report from the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX) and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) offers a complete overview of the evolution of the microfinance industry in the LAC region between 2008 and 2013.

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9
Feb
2015
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The Impact of Bolsa Família on Schooling

The authors of this paper estimate the impact of Brazil’s Bolsa Família, one of the largest conditional cash transfer programs in the world, on a range of education outcomes, including school participation, grade progression, grade repetition, and dropout rates.

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6
Feb
2015
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A Land Title is not Enough: Ensuring Sustainable Land Restitution in Colombia

This report from Amnesty International provides a summary of the national and international legal human rights framework that should be underpinning the efforts of the Colombian state to return illegally acquired land to its rightful occupants and examines in detail the many obstacles that land claimants are still facing in their struggle to return home in a sustainable manner.

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3
Feb
2015
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The Next Global Breadbasket: How Latin America Can Feed the World: A Call to Action for Addressing Challenges & Developing Solutions

Drawing on the knowledge and experience of over 30 partners, including the private sector, academia, multilaterals, and NGOs, this policy paper offers a compelling multi-stakeholder set of issues, recommendations and action items for governments and policy makers, the donor community, farmers, agribusiness, and civil society aimed at supporting global food security.

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26
Ene
2015
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City of Buenos Aires Open Government Data Initiative

This document aims to provide an overview of the Open Government Data initiative in the City of Buenos Aires. This research is part of a broader initiative on Open Government Data policies in local governments in 3 important cities in the Southern Cone of Latin America: Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Sao Paulo.

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22
Ene
2015
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Encouraging Parents' Engagement in Public Education Reform

Against the backdrop of striking teachers shutting down transportation and blocking airports, Mexican legislators are being hailed for approving a set of powerful laws on national education reform.

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19
Ene
2015
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Making Women’s Work Visible: Finance for Rural Women

Women’s World Banking argues that serving rural women in Latin America is important for rural families and viable for financial institutions, but that it will take much more than replicating a loan or savings product that has been successful in an urban setting.

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16
Ene
2015
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Does Participatory Budgeting have an Effect on the Quality of Public Services? The Case of Peru’s Water and Sanitation Sector

Using econometric techniques, complemented by qualitative analysis, the authors of this Working Paper conclude that particpatory budgeting does not achieve an improvement in water and sanitation coverage and service quality in Peru.

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14
Ene
2015
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Lessons Learned from Community Forestry in Latin America and their Relevance for REDD+

This review analyses experiences and key lessons learned over 30 years following the introduction of legal and policy reforms supporting community rights over forests as well as community involvement in the management of forests.

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8
Ene
2015
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Unblocking Bottlenecks to Effective Resource Revenue Management in Peru

Peru’s canon minero program requires distribution of substantial EI tax revenues to regional and local governments, yet social gains are inconsistent across the country.

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6
Ene
2015
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Violations of Indigenous Peoples' Territorial Rights: The Example of Costa Rica

This study explores the issues of widespread illegal occupation of indigenous lands on a national scale. Approximately 6000 non-indigenous persons are occupying at least 43% of the areas belonging exclusively to indigenous peoples.

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19
Dic
2014
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Green Economy in Amapá State, Brazil: Progress and Perspectives

This report from the International Institute for Environment and Development discusses the opportunities presented by the Amapá State government’s intention to make the transition to a green economy.

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17
Dic
2014
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A New Era in the Fight Against Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: Opportunities to Improve Policy Effectiveness

This policy brief from the Stockholm Environment Institute looks at why deforestation reduction in Brazil has stalled in recent years and suggests new strategies for decision-makers’ consideration.

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15
Dic
2014
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Land Governance in Brazil: A Geo-historical Review

This paper from the International Land Coalition examines the paradoxes of land governance in Brazil by putting them into their historical context, highlighting in particular the continuing subordination of peasant farmers’ interests to those of large landholders.

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12
Dic
2014
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Measuring Open Data’s Impact of Brazilian National and Sub-national Budget Transparency Websites and its Impacts on People’s Rights

This exploratory research from the Brazilian Institute for Socioeconomic Studies is designed to contribute to increasing knowledge about open data in Brazil. The research is divided into two stages, namely, a quantitative and a qualitative stage.

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11
Dic
2014
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Measuring Compliance with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: The Ongoing Challenge of Judicial Independence in Latin America

In this paper, published in the Nordic Journal of Human Rights, Dr. Cecilia Bailliet examines the implementation of resolutions of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights relating to the accountability of the military for human rights violations in Latin America.

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4
Dic
2014
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Policy Options for Agricultural Investments and Governance of Markets: In Support of Small-scale Farmers in Guatemala

This report from Oxfam argues that public policy in Guatemala gives preferential support to large-scale farming investments through tax breaks. The limited support given to small-scale producers in public policy is restricted to issues such as land, credit and the supply of inputs at subsidised prices; it rarely covers productive infrastructure.

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3
Dic
2014
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Climatescope 2013: New Frontiers for Low-Carbon Energy Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean

Climatescope is a comprehensive index and report assessing the environment for low-carbon investment in Latin America and the Caribbean, developed by the Multilateral Investment Fund, part of the Inter-American Development Bank, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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29
Nov
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Rio de Janeiro: Favela Policies and Recent Social Mobilizations

This Working Paper from the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research addresses public policies and social mobilizations in informal settlements (favelas) of Rio de Janeiro.

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28
Nov
2014
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Americas: Transforming Pain into Hope: Human Rights Defenders in the Americas

This report from Amnesty International highlights both the enormous progress that human rights defenders in the Americas region have helped bring about, and the dangers that they continue to face.

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27
Nov
2014
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Winds of Change: The Progress of Open Government Policymaking in Latin America and the Caribbean

This paper from the IDB includes a detailed analysis of the progress of open government strategies within Latin America and the Caribbean, based on an in-depth review of the action plans of 14 of the 15 current Open Government Partnership (OGP) members in the region.

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23
Nov
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

What is Legal? Formalising Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in Colombia

This paper from IIED analyses the barriers to formalisation for artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in Colombia and offers approaches to overcome them.

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20
Nov
2014
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Peru’s Deadly Environment: The Rise in Killings of Environmental and Land Defenders

This report from Global Witness highlights the Ashéninka’s struggle to gain legal recognition of their rights to their ancestral land, and their failed attempts to solicit support and protection from Peru’s authorities.

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19
Nov
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

The Impact of Oportunidades on Human Capital and Income Distribution

In an effort to inform social policy in Mexico, this Discussion Paper from the International Food Policy Research Institute analyses the effects of a major social program on school attendance and household income distribution, accounting for its partial and general equilibrium effects.

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14
Nov
2014
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Violating Rights and Threatening Lives: The Camisea Gas Project and Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation

This report highlights the existing impacts of the Camisea gas project in the south-east Peruvian Amazon on indigenous peoples living in ‘voluntary isolation’ (‘isolated peoples’) in the Kugapakori-Nahua-Nanti and Others’ Reserve.

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12
Nov
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

ELLA Knowledge Materials on The Green Economy now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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11
Nov
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Effective Public Policies and Active Citizenship: Brazil’s Experience of Building a Food and Nutrition Security System

This Oxfam paper concludes that the progress made by Brazil in the fight against hunger and poverty resulted from the combination of the interests of government and civil society through a process of collective, participatory and democrtic construction.

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7
Nov
2014
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Local Preferences for REDD+ Payment Formats in Brazil, The Bolsa Floresta Programme, RDS Rio Negro

This study by IIED explores the challenges of determining people’s preferences in the context of the Bolsa Floresta Programme (BFP) in Brazil, which is one of the largest REDD+ pilot projects in the world.

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5
Nov
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

ELLA Knowledge Materials on Brazil's Ethanol Programme now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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4
Nov
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Financing Agricultural Value Chains in Latin America: Barriers and Opportunities in Mexico, Peru and Honduras

This report highlights Agricultural Value Chains Financing products and structures that various lead firms, agro-processors, banks, and non-bank financial institutions have designed and implemented to provide financing to producers either directly or through producer organizations, cooperatives, etc.

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30
Oct
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Emerging Impacts in Open Data in the Judiciary Branches in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay

This study from CIPPEC compares the availability, accessibility, sustainability, re-usability and relevance of a number of different kinds of judiciary data in three Latin American countries, including budget allocations, performance statistics, court rulings, selection and removal of magistrates, and hiring and personnel details.

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28
Oct
2014
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Smallholders at Risk: Monoculture Expansion, Land, Food and Livelihoods in Latin America

Greater investment in agriculture is needed to reduce rural poverty and improve food security; but how investment is made, its context and conditions, is at least as important as how much is invested, the authors of this Oxfam Briefing Paper argue.

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23
Oct
2014
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ELLA City-level Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Knowledge Materials now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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20
Oct
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Whose Public Spaces? Citizen Participation in Urban Planning in Santiago, Chile

This article in Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) 66 describes the process of community engagement in two urban redevelopment projects located in an eastern commune of Santiago, Chile.

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15
Oct
2014
RESÚMENES

Alianzas hacia un objetivo común: El papel de las asociaciones público-privadas en el desarrollo rural en América Latina

En América Latina, las asociaciones público-privadas han demostrado ser una herramienta exitosa para promover el desarrollo rural. Para lograr resultados positivos ha sido fundamental la participación de las partes interesadas y una coordinación adecuada a nivel local.

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13
Oct
2014
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Contestations over Indigenous Participation in Bolivia’s Extractive Industry: Ideology, Practices, and Legal Norms

This Working Paper from the German Institute of Global and Area Studies looks at the Guaraníes' participation in Bolivia's gas sector and explains the reasons for the conflicts that have arisen.

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2
Oct
2014
GUÍA

Reconocer la diversidad de los pequeños agricultores en América Latina: una nueva era en el desarrollo rural

Las nuevas instituciones, la política diferencial y las asociaciones público-privadas, son solo algunos de los mecanismos usados por los gobiernos de América Latina para promover el desarrollo sostenible entre los pequeños agricultores.

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25
Sep
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

ELLA Promoting Human Rights Knowledge Materials now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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19
Sep
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Is Disaster Risk Reduction Spending Driven by the Occurrence of Natural Disasters? Evidence from Peru

The authors of this Working Paper examine the allocation of total disaster risk reduction public spending among regions in Peru in order to identify the main determinants of the distribution of these resources.

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15
Sep
2014
RESÚMENES

Aprovechamiento del potencial de la economía no agrícola para los pequeños agricultores en América Latina

Los países de América Latina han implementado una serie de estrategias para fomentar la economía no rural obteniendo impactos positivos en el crecimiento de la economía local y reducción de la pobreza.

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5
Sep
2014
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Climate Change in Central and South America: Recent Trends, Future Projections, and Impacts on Regional Agriculture

This new and extensive study from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) models future climate projections up to year 2100 and takes a close look at how Central and South America's most commonly grown crops will be affected by rising temperatures and unpredictable rainfall.

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28
Ago
2014
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ELLA Gender Equity Policies Knowledge Materials now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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23
Ago
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

The Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Conditional Transfer Programmes and the Labour Market

This issue of 'Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean' by ECLAC and ILO looks at Latin American conditional cash transfers in the context of the labour market.

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15
Ago
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

ELLA Adaptation in Mountain Environments Knowledge Materials now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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13
Ago
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Global Boom, Local Impacts: Mining Revenues and Subnational Outcomes in Peru 2007-2011

The authors of this Working Paper from the Inter-American Development Bank use evidence from Peru to look at how abundance of natural resources affect socio-economic performance

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12
Ago
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

ELLA Budget and Public Policies Knowledge Materials now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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11
Ago
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

The "State-of-the-Art" of State-Owned Enterprises in Brazil

Forming part of a wider study on the Hidden Corners of Public Finance, this case study examines what information on state-owned enterprises in Brazil is publicly available, and what oversight mechanisms are in place, to assess the transparency and accountability of public spending in this area.

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5
Ago
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Adaptation to Climate Change in Megacities of Latin America

This publication from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean aims to document current urban climate change adaptation practice in Latin America by summarising the three workshops of the ClimateAdaptationSantiago project (CAS).

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4
Ago
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

ELLA Microfinance Knowledge Materials now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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30
Jul
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Land Accumulation Dynamics in Developing Country Agriculture

The authors of this Working Paper from the Inter-American Development Bank examine the case of Paraguay to test hypotheses on the effects of land inequality in developing countries.

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29
Jul
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Public Policy Reforms and Indigenous Forest Governance: The Case of the Yuracaré People in Bolivia

This case study, published in the journal Conservation and Society, examines the impact of forest reforms in Bolivia on the indigenous Yuracaré people.

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25
Jul
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Social Assistance and Labor Market Programs in Latin America: Methodology and Key Findings from the Social Protection Database

This Discussion Paper from the World Bank analyses the data collected for the LAC Social Protection Database and presents key findings in the area of social assistance and labour market programmes.

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23
Jul
2014
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Women in the Digital Economy: Breaking Through the Equality Threshold

Prepared by ECLAC for the twelfth session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, this document systematizes and describes various dimensions that shape the way the region’s women participate in the labour market, and how they access and use the different elements of the digital economy.

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18
Jul
2014
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The Social Technology Network: A Hybrid Experiment in Grassroots Innovation

This Working Paper from the Steps Centre tells the story of the Social Technology Network (STN), sharing lessons from this hybrid experiment to promote grassroots innovation in Brazil, which began in July 2004.

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17
Jul
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Mega-Cities & Infrastructure in Latin America: What its People Think

In late 2013, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) conducted a multisectoral public opinion survey in five Latin American cities to better understand the way citizens perceive the quality of life, the needs of urban infrastructure and the standards of public services.

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15
Jul
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Health, Citizenship, and Human Rights Advocacy Initiative: Improving Access to Health Services in Mexico

In early 2009 Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación initiated an advocacy project called Health, Citizenship, and Human Rights (Salud, Ciudadanía y Derechos Humanos, SCyDH), which aimed to improve access to and availability of health services for socially excluded groups in Mexico.

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9
Jul
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

The Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Challenges and Innovations in Labour Training

This issue of 'Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean' by ECLAC and ILO looks at the transformations taking place in national vocational training and education systems in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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8
Jul
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

ELLA Disaster Risk Management in Cities Knowledge Materials now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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3
Jul
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Rethinking the Consultation-Conflict Link: Lessons from Bolivia’s Gas Sector

This Working Paper from the German Institute of Global and Area Studies sheds light on 26 consultations in Bolivia’s gas sector (2007–2012) and challenges simplified conceptions of prior consultation as a tool for conflict prevention and resolution.

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1
Jul
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Can States Continue to Govern the New Citizenry Using Old Paradigms?: The Political Challenges of Open Government in Latin America and the Caribbean

This discussion paper from the Inter-American Development Bank analyses the political challenges that the Open Government model poses, while also evaluating the incentives, obstacles and opportunities that the Open Government agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean will have to tackle if it is to be feasible and successful.

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30
Jun
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Climate Policies in Guyana: A Special Report

More than four years after the signing of the Guyana-Norway MoU, this special report seeks to assess the quality of treatment of indigenous peoples’ rights in Guyana’s national policies on land, low carbon development and forests.

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27
Jun
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

ELLA Urban Environmental Governance Knowledge Materials now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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26
Jun
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Gender Equality Observatory of Latin America and the Caribbean. Annual Report 2012: A Look at Grants Support and Burden for Women

This third report of the Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean, published in 2013, focuses on indicators of physical, economic and decision-making autonomy. It also discusses conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes and their role as a component of social protection systems that can serve as a means of including women as rights holders.

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25
Jun
2014
RESÚMENES

Apropiación de tierras en América Latina: ¿oportunidad o amenaza?

En América Latina, las intervenciones del gobierno en los procesos de apropiación de tierras brindan algunas lecciones preliminares para lidiar con este fenómeno y resaltan algunas amenazas graves.

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23
Jun
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Strengthening the Capacities of Parliaments in the Budget Process

This policy brief from the Inter-American Development Bank looks at how parliamentary budget offices (PBOs) can enable parliaments in Latin American and Caribbean countries to more effectively influence budgetary matters and fiscal policy.

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20
Jun
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

ELLA Human Rights Study Tour to Mexico

In May and June of 2013, 11 human rights practitioners from Asia and Africa came on a Study Tour to Mexico to learn about different human rights experiences. This tour was organised by Fundar, a Mexican civil society organisation working on human rights and the advancement of substantive democracy.

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19
Jun
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Transparency of Tax Expenditure Reporting in Mexico

Forming part of a wider study on the Hidden Corners of Public Finance, this case study from the International Budget Partnership looks at the state of tax expenditures in Mexico.

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16
Jun
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Sexual Violence and Justice in Postconflict Peru

This report informs the international community on the continuum of sexual violence in Peru, current legal practices in domestic courts, and the barriers that victim-survivors face in seeking justice.

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10
Jun
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Social Efficiency in Peruvian Microfinance Institutions: A Semi-parametric Approach

This study by Giovanna Aguilar and Jhonatan Claussen of the Economics Department of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) aims to assess the social efficiency of microfinance institutions (MFIs) — regulated and non-regulated — in Peru.

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4
Jun
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

ELLA Extractive Industries and Conflict Management Knowledge Materials now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 1: City Level Climate Change Plans and Policies

Based on interviews with experts from Quito and Mexico City regarding their experiences with city level climate change planning, practitioners from Africa, Latin America and Asia discussed local realities, and considered means of enhancing urban climate plans and policies.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 2: Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessments at the City Level

Two Brazilian experts involved in climate vulnerability and risk mapping showed participants how such exercises have been carried out in large cities in the country, and why they are so important. Practitioners from Africa, Asia and Latin America discussed whether risk mapping has been carried out in their cities, whether there has been a climate focus and the challenges that need to be overcome for mapping to be more effective.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 3: Integrating Climate Considerations into Urban Land-Use Planning

Interviews with experts from Montevideo, Uruguay and Cartagena, Colombia provided details of how climate change considerations have been successful integrated into urban land-use planning. Practitioners from Africa, Asia and Latin America discussed how these and other methods might be adopted in their respective cities.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 4: Urban Disaster Risk Reduction

This online discussion brought together a range of African, Asian and Latin American experts to debate urban climate disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies, and analyse the importance of political and financial support in effectively reducing climate risk.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 5: Early Warning Systems

Based on case studies of Brazilian, Colombian and Bolivian experiences with early warning systems (EWS) for sudden-onset extreme weather events in urban areas, experts from Africa, Latin America and Asia examined how EWS may be enhanced in their cities.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 6: Community Involvement and Capacity Building for DRR

Based upon successful example of community participation in urban DRR in Latin America, experts from Africa and Asia discussed existing practices in their cities and how community involvement might be enhanced.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 7: Improving Infrastructure for Climate Resilience in Cities

Experts from Africa, Asia and Latin America discussed infrastructural weakness in cities that are exacerbated by climate change, considered the causes for such weaknesses and possible means of overcoming these. Examples of successful programmes related to energy, housing, waste management and water management in Latin American cities were shared with Learning Alliance participants.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 8: Climate Resilient Buildings and Urban Upgrading

This discussion encouraged participants to share examples of laws, programmes and projects that have improved the resilience of commercial and residential buildings to climate change. In particular, participants discussed the concept of green building, urban upgrading in informal settlements and green roofing.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 9: Low Carbon Development Strategies

Based on successful Latin American practices in low-carbon transport, energy efficiency and waste management, experts from Africa, Asia and Latin America discussed the current state low carbon development strategies in their cities, and the need for further actions.

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3
May
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

FIELD Brief 18: Increasing Impact with Savings-linked Conditional Cash Transfers - Experiences from Latin America

This "FIELD Brief" is part of a series produced by the Financial Integration, Economic Leveraging and Broad-Based Dissemination (FIELD)-Support LWA Program. This brief was written by Stephanie Grell Azar from World Council of Credit Unions.

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30
Abr
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Human Rights - Module 1: A Framework to Protect and Defend Human Rights

The advancement of human rights is a persistent challenge in the global South. Participants in an online learning programme from Asia, Africa and Latin America reflected on the usefulness of establishing and enforcing legal frameworks to protect and defend human rights.

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30
Abr
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Human Rights - Module 2: Promoting and Guaranteeing Human Rights

Participants from Asia, Africa and Latin America reflected on mechanisms for promoting and guaranteeing human rights, and how these could be adapted to their own contexts.

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30
Abr
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Human Rights - Module 3: Collective and Ethnic Minority Rights

Practitioners from Africa, Asia and Latin American reflected on ways to respect and protect collective and ethnic minority rights.

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28
Abr
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

ELLA Guide and Briefs on Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid Regions now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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22
Abr
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Small-scale Farming - Summary: Promoting Small-scale Sustainable Farming and Rural Development

This Learning Alliance guided members in an exploration of Latin American policies and practice promoting small-scale sustainable farming, and promoted exchange of experiences with other countries on key issues such as food security and integrating small-scale farms into large-scale agribusiness.

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22
Abr
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Small-scale Farming - Module 1: Market Reforms: Success and Limitations

Participants discussed Latin American experiences with market reforms introduced during recent decades. With a focus on the impacts on small-scale farming, participants shared their own perspectives and assessed how Latin American experience and knowledge could be adapted to their own regions.

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21
Abr
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Small-scale Farming - Module 2: Addressing the Limitations: Territorial Rural Development

Participants learn about the territorial approach to rural development applied in Latin America and exchange experiences from their own countries.

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21
Abr
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Small-scale Farming - Module 3: Public Policies to Sustain Small-scale Farming

The Moderator aimed to share knowledge and foster debate on three main policy issues regarding sustainable small-scale farming. Participants exchanged their own perspectives and assessed how such policies could be adapted to their own regions.

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14
Abr
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

ELLA Guide and Briefs on Extractive Industry Investment Policies now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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9
Abr
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid and Arid Regions - Module 1: Key Issues and Responses in Developing Countries

Based on a wide breadth of experiences with climate change impacts and adaptation strategies, practitioners from Africa, Asia, and Latin America discussed their local climate realities, identifying shared challenges and exploring what could be learned from one another to improve upon current climate change adaptation in semi-arid and arid regions.

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9
Abr
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid and Arid Regions - Module 2: Strengthening Adaptive Capacity

Based on a wide breadth of experiences with climate change impacts and adaptation strategies, practitioners from Africa, Asia, and Latin America discussed their local climate realities, identifying shared challenges and exploring what could be learned from one another to improve upon current climate change adaptation in semi-arid and arid regions.

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9
Abr
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid and Arid Regions - Module 3: Long-term Considerations

Based on a wide breadth of experiences with climate change impacts and adaptation strategies, practitioners from Africa, Asia, and Latin America discussed their local climate realities, identifying shared challenges and exploring what could be learned from one another to improve long-term considerations of climate change adaptation in arid and semi-arid lands in developing regions.

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8
Abr
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Growing Greener Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

This new FAO report – in English and Spanish – looks at the progress that has been made toward realising 'greener cities' in which urban and peri-urban agriculture is recognised by public policy and included in urban development strategies and land-use planning. It is based on the results of a survey in 23 countries and data on 110 cities and municipalities.

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30
Mar
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Introducing the Cities Footprint Project

The City Footprints project focuses on assessing the carbon and water footprints of each municipal government and of each participating city, and on promoting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions and water management measures that contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation respectively.

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27
Mar
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Citizen Oversight - Module 1: Strengthening the Legal Framework to Ensure Transparency and Access to Information

Module 1 of the Learning Alliance on Citizen Oversight discussed howFreedom of Information Acts, regional institutions and civil society initiatives have helped advance the right to information and set strong bases for civil society to work on improving social justice.

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27
Mar
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Citizen Oversight - Module 2: Innovative Measures to Promote Citizen Oversight

Module 2 discussed examples of innovative measures for promoting citizen oversight in Latin America, and participants reflected on how elements of these practices could be replicated in their own countries.

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27
Mar
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Citizen Oversight - Module 3: Improving Government Accountability through Mechanisms for Citizen Participation

Module 3 discussed how Latin American participatory mechanisms have improved government accountability, increased involvement of civil society in decision-making processes and strengthened alliances between citizens and their representatives.

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26
Mar
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Call for Consultancy on State of the Art and Case Studies in Urban Flooding (24-3-2014)

Practical Action requests applications from flooding and disaster risk management experts in Latin America. The proposed study focuses on flooding in urban areas of river basins in the region.

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26
Mar
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Guías y resúmenes ELLA sobre Industrias Extractivas ahora en español

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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21
Mar
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Learning from 20 Years of Payments for Ecosystem Services in Costa Rica

In 1996, the tiny country of Costa Rica took bold steps to initiate one of the first nationalised ‘payments for ecosystem services’ (PES) programmes. The programme has grown tremendously, as the first chapter of this paper will show. It has been the envy of many – as well as the target of often undue criticism, as is frequently the case for pioneers.

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20
Mar
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Extractive Industries - Summary: Achieving Responsible Investments

Participants gained knowledge of a range of Latin American experiences of policy and practice that promote responsible investments in extractive industries, to examine the potential for application in their own country contexts.

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20
Mar
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Extractive Industries - Module 1: Land Use Planning and Access

Module 1 of the Learning Alliance on Extractive Industries aimed to share knowledge on a range of issues regarding land use planning and access in the context of extractive industries. Participants exchanged their own perspectives and assessed how such knowledge could be adapted to their own regions.

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20
Mar
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Extractive Industries - Module 2: Environmental Protection and Mitigation

Module 2 of the Learning Alliance on Extractive industries aimed to share knowledge on a range of issues regarding environmental protection and mitigation in the context of extractive industries. participants exchanged their own perspectives and assessed how such knowledge could be adapted to their own regions.

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20
Mar
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Extractive Industries - Module 3: Preventing and Addressing Social Conflicts

Module 3 of the Learning Alliance on Extractive industries (LEA1) aimed to exchange knowledge on a range of issues regarding extractive industries and social conflicts. participants exchanged their own perspectives and assessed how such knowledge could be adapted to their own regions.

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19
Mar
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Improving Social Well-Being Through New Democratic Institutions

Using data from Brazil’s largest cities over the last 20 years, Michael Touchton and Brian Wampler evaluate the role of a new type of democratic institution, participatory budgeting (PB), for improving citizens’ well-being.

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4
Mar
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Conditions for Success in Implementing CCT Programs: Lessons for Asia from Latin America and the Caribbean

This Policy Brief from the Inter-American Development Bank analyses the experience of six Latin American countries and attempts to identify important lessons for countries that have recently started or that are currently considering the introduction of a CCT.

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13
Feb
2014
GUÍA

Tackling Gender Violence in Latin America

Latin American countries are implementing innovative mechanisms to address different forms of gender violence, including establishing a regional convention, national laws against femicide, programmes aimed at creating safer cities for women and gender observatories.

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29
Ene
2014
GUÍA

Buscando una economía verde: Crecimiento con sostenibilidad ambiental en América Latina

Los países latinoamericanos han estado implementando algunos incentivos de mercado innovadores para catalizar la expansión de la Economía Verde, particularmente en relación con la conservación de recursos naturales y el desarrollo de una energía e infraestructura más ecológicas. Esta guía explora estas experiencias para identificar lecciones útiles para otras regiones del mundo.

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22
Ene
2014
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: City-level Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

The publications presented in this Spotlight cover some of the key issues related to city-level climate change mitigation and adaptation in Latin America, with a particular focus on: the prominent role of cities in Latin America; city-level climate mitigation and adaptation in Latin America; greenhouse gas inventories; waste; transportation; disaster preparedness; health; and poverty.

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17
Ene
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Ethnic Identity, Informal Institutions, and the Failure to Elect Women in Indigenous Southern Mexico

This article argues that the low levels of descriptive representation of women in local political office in Mexico and Latin America is much more than a problem of the purported patriarchal cultures of indigenous and rural communities.

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15
Ene
2014
RESÚMENES

Pagos por servicios ambientales: Un mecanismo de mercado que protege los bosques latinoamericanos

En América Latina los pagos por servicios ambientales son el mecanismo de mercado preferido para la conservación y reforestación de bosques. Historias de éxito de la región brindan una serie de lecciones valiosas para otros países que están luchando para frenar la deforestación.

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10
Ene
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

21st Century Welfare

Latin America as a laboratory for conditional cash transfers, fast becoming the hegemonic social-protection paradigm for the Global South. In a comparative survey, Lena Lavinas reveals the CCT model as a strategy for the financialization—not abolition—of poverty.

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9
Ene
2014
COMPENDIO DE ORGANIZACIONES

Spotlight on Organisations: City-level Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

This Spotlight presents an overview of some of the most important organisations supporting climate change adaptation and mitigation in Latin American cities.

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7
Ene
2014
RESÚMENES

Tackling Institutional Violence: The Protocol for Harassment and Sexual Harassment in the Mexican Federal Public Administration

The Intervention Protocol for Harassment and Sexual Harassment is a pioneering attempt from the Mexican Federal Government to transform the structural causes of institutional violence within the public administration. Initiated in 2009, the Protocol has been implemented in over 30 state institutions, with replication now taking place at local level.

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2
Ene
2014
RESÚMENES

Incentivos para la generación de electricidad en una economía verde: marcos efectivos de América Latina

Los países latinoamericanos están implementando políticas innovadoras y mecanismos de mercado para catalizar el desarrollo de fuentes de energía renovable no tradicionales. Este documento presenta algunas de las historias de éxito de la región.

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19
Dic
2013
GUÍA

Adaptación y mitigación del cambio climático en zonas urbanas

Las ciudades de América Latina se encuentran cada vez bajo más presión debido a una urbanización acelerada, mientras que los impactos actuales y las amenazas potenciales derivadas del cambio climático ponen en evidencia las vulnerabilidades municipales. Los planificadores de la ciudad están respondiendo a estas dos presiones utilizando innovaciones en las políticas relacionadas con el clima y están alcanzando importantes avances en cuanto a la mitigación y la adaptación al cambio climático.

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13
Dic
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Conflict and Coexistence in the Extractive Industries

This new study published by Chatham House aims to provide both host-country and company stakeholders in the extractives sector with a clearer understanding of the characteristics of the relationship between companies and host governments, and the factors that cause and influence disputes between them. Although not specifically about Latin America, it contains many references to extractive industry experiences from the region.

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12
Dic
2013
RESÚMENES

Construcciones ecológicas en América Latina

En medio de una rápida urbanización los países latinoamericanos han estado aumentando la escala de construcción de edificios ecológicos, logrando, en algunos casos, reducciones importantes en consumo de energía, uso de aguas, emisiones de dióxido de carbono, y residuos sólidos.

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5
Dic
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights to Lands, Territories, and Resources

This new study from the International Land Coalition assesses the international instruments, mechanisms, UN bodies, and other regional and global initiatives that address concerns relating to indigenous lands, territories, and resources. In addition, it carries out an extensive regional review, showing how the situation of indigenous peoples varies across regions and countries.

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3
Dic
2013
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Pursuing a Green Economy in Latin America

The green economy is a development model based on principles of ecological economics and sustainability. Some countries have made substantial progress towards transforming specific sectors, with Latin America leading some of these efforts. The publications featured in this Spotlight provide information on how this has been achieved.

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28
Nov
2013
COMPENDIO DE ORGANIZACIONES

Spotlight on Organisations: Green Economy Policy and Practice in Latin America

This Spotlight highlights some of the key organisations in Latin America working on themes such as forest-based payment for ecosystem services, water pollution abatement and watershed conservation, promotion of renewable energy infrastructure and green building development, and new institutional partnerships that are helping to support national transitions to greener economies.

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26
Nov
2013
GUÍA

Equidad de Género en América Latina: Un Compromiso Regional para Reducir las Brechas de Género

Los países de América Latina están reduciendo las brechas de género mediante la adopción de medidas innovadoras orientadas a fortalecer la autonomía de las mujeres y abordar las causas estructurales de la desigualdad.

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21
Nov
2013
RESÚMENES

Sistema de alerta temprana (SAT) para lluvias intensas en la ciudad de Río de Janeiro

La ciudad de Río de Janeiro ha desarrollado un Sistema de Alerta Temprana (SAT) de alta eficiencia que está teniendo un impacto impresionante después de solo tres años de funcionamiento. Las medidas empleadas son innovadoras, inclusivas y eficientes, por lo que son muy aplicables a ciudades de otras regiones en desarrollo.

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18
Nov
2013
RESÚMENES

Observatorio de Mortalidad Materna en México: Una Iniciativa de la Sociedad Civil

A tan solo tres años desde su creación, el Observatorio de Mortalidad Materna ya contribuye a reducir la mortalidad materna en México.

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15
Nov
2013
RESÚMENES

Instrumentos económicos para la gestión de aguas contaminadas en América Latina

¿Cuáles son los factores de éxito detrás del uso de los instrumentos económicos para mejorar la calidad del agua y generar nuevos ingresos a partir de la reducción de la contaminación?

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8
Nov
2013
GUÍA

Active Labour Market Policies in Latin America

In Latin America, active labour market policies are helping to improve access to decent jobs by disadvantaged workers and are also demonstrating the potential to reduce informality, underemployment and inequality.

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6
Nov
2013
RESÚMENES

El Presupuesto como Mecanismo para Avanzar la Equidad de Género: Experiencias Latinoamericanas con Presupuestos Sensibles al Género

América Latina es líder en el tema de presupuestos sensibles al género y su experiencia ofrece lecciones útiles para otras regiones del mundo.

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29
Oct
2013
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Labour Market Policies in Latin America

The publications presented in this Spotlight represent some of the key resources dealing with issues related to labour market policies in Latin America.

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23
Oct
2013
RESÚMENES

Building Legal Frameworks to Address Femicide In Latin America

By reforming national penal codes and enacting special laws, Latin American countries are taking first steps towards eradicating femicide in the region.

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18
Oct
2013
COMENTARIOS DE EXPERTOS

ELLA Expert Review: Active Labour Market Policies

Here Dr. Jürgen Weller, Senior Economic Affairs Officer at the Economic Development Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), offers his perspective on the ELLA knowledge materials on Active Labour Market Policies.

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16
Oct
2013
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Gender Violence in Latin America

This Spotlight presents some of the most important publications documenting the various manifestations of violence against women in Latin America. In particular, these publications provide an overview of gender violence in different spheres (domestic, urban, etc.), the impacts of violence on women’s lives, and different measures adopted by Latin American countries to prevent, address and eradicate violence against women.

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14
Oct
2013
COMPENDIO DE ORGANIZACIONES

Spotlight on Organisations: Labour Market Policies in Latin America

This Spotlight highlights some of the key organisations working on labour market issues in Latin America, including labour policy in general, social protection, employment, youth employment, labour training, labour migration, and labour intermediation.

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10
Oct
2013
RESÚMENES

The Cotton Field Case in Mexico: Setting Legal Precedents for Fighting Gender-Based Violence

Systemic discrimination is a key driver of gender-based violence in Latin America. So how is a key ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights helping to improve the protection of women’s rights across the region?

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7
Oct
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

5 Years in Juntos: New Evidence on the Program's Short and Long-Term Impacts

This study presents results from a quantitative impact evaluation of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme, Juntos, in Peru. Using instrumental variable techniques, it estimates the overall impact of Juntos five years after its initial rollout and explores the differential impacts among beneficiaries according to the length of time they spent in the programme.

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4
Oct
2013
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Femicide in Latin America

The publications included in this Spotlight provide an overview of the magnitude and dimensions of femicide in Latin America, including the important factors that produce and sustain this phenomenon such as socio-economic context, and discrimination.

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2
Oct
2013
GUÍA

The Story of Brazil’s Ethanol Programme

Energy insecurity in the 1970s led the Brazilian government to drive forward the development of the world’s strongest national biofuels industry. So just how has Brazil become the world’s largest producer of sugarcane ethanol and what lessons can the country’s experience provide for other regions?

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27
Sep
2013
RESÚMENES

Acciones Afirmativas para Promover la Equidad de Género en la Política: Las Cuotas de Género en América Latina

Desde los años 1990, catorce países de América Latina han implementado cuotas de género. Gracias a esto, la región ostenta uno de los niveles más altos de participación de la mujer en las estructuras de toma de decisión a nivel mundial.

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25
Sep
2013
COMENTARIOS DE EXPERTOS

ELLA Expert Review: Disaster Risk Management in Cities

Here Dr. Fernando Aragón-Durand, an expert member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, offers his perspective on the ELLA knowledge materials on Disaster Risk Management in cities, drawing in particular on the case of Mexico.

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23
Sep
2013
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Access to Justice for Women Victims of Sexual Violence

This Spotlight presents key publications documenting sexual violence perpetrated against women in the context of armed conflicts in Latin America. As well as providing an overview of gender-based violence in the region, these publications draw on specific case studies in order to identify the various underlying causes and institutional weaknesses responsible for perpetuating these human rights abuses.

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20
Sep
2013
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Brazil’s Ethanol Programme

This Spotlight highlights some of the key publications that study, analyse and document Brazil’s ethanol programme. The publications focus on the following specific issues: Brazilian government policies to promote the sector; sustainability issues; expansion, land use and agro-ecological zoning of sugarcane; bagasse, cogeneration and bioelectricity; and advanced biofuels.

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17
Sep
2013
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Gender Equality Publications

The publications presented in this Spotlight provide an overview of some of the key issues related to gender equality in Latin America, including sexual and reproductive health, gender mainstreaming in the labour market and institutional mechanisms for promoting women’s empowerment.

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10
Sep
2013
RESÚMENES

Avances en la Incorporación del Enfoque de Género en los Fallos Judiciales Nacionales en América Latina

¿De qué manera la adopción del enfoque de género permite a las cortes nacionales de Colombia y México impulsar cambios importantes en la legislación y las prácticas para abordar las causas de la desigualdad y la discriminación de género?

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6
Sep
2013
RESÚMENES

Reformando el transporte público para reducir las emisiones de GEI en ciudades de América Latina

Modos de transporte de mayor eficiencia energética, como los sistemas de Buses de Tránsito Rápido (Bus Rapid Transit - BRT), las bicicletas y los taxis eléctricos, proporcionan medios efectivos para reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero en las ciudades de América Latina.

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3
Sep
2013
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Gender-Responsive Budgeting

In recent years, governments worldwide have been implementing gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) to contribute to the advancement of gender equality and the fulfillment of women’s rights. This Spotlight highlights key publications on GRB, focusing particularly on Latin American experiences.

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29
Ago
2013
RESÚMENES

Labour Market Information Programmes

How can Labour Market Information Programmes improve the coverage, quality and efficiency of labour markets? This Brief provides key insights by drawing on experiences from across Latin America.

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26
Ago
2013
RESÚMENES

Revisión Judicial: Mecanismo Innovador para Garantizar los Derechos Humanos en América Latina

A través de fallos sin precedentes, los jueces de América Latina impulsan el cambio social y exigen a los gobiernos que restauren y hagan cumplir los derechos humanos.

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22
Ago
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Urban Climate Disaster Risk Reduction: ELLA Study Tour in Brazil

Managing and reducing urban climate disaster risk is an increasing concern to city authorities and urban dwellers alike. A study tour involving experts from Africa and Asia showed that much can be learned from the coordinated efforts of actors in Rio de Janeiro.

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19
Ago
2013
RESÚMENES

Access to Justice for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflicts: Three Latin American Approaches

From innovative methodologies for investigating and documenting sexual violence, to legal reforms and CSO-led support initiatives, Latin American countries are having success in improving access to justice for women victims of sexual violence.

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1
Ago
2013
RESÚMENES

Peru’s ProJoven Training Programme

Peru’s ProJoven programme has successfully supported younger and more economically disadvantaged generations to gain the necessary qualifications to secure better quality jobs.

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29
Jul
2013
COMPENDIO DE ORGANIZACIONES

Spotlight on Organisations: Citizen Participation in Latin America

Boosted in part by the region’s democratic transitions, citizen participation initiatives in Latin America have become increasingly common. This Spotlight highlights some of the key regional networks and national organisations working on and supporting citizen participation initiatives in Latin America.

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27
Jul
2013
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Disaster Risk Management in Latin American Cities

This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting and analysing some of the main aspects of the Latin American experience with disaster risk management (DRM) in cities.

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25
Jul
2013
COMENTARIOS DE EXPERTOS

Review of ELLA Citizen Participation Materials: A Focus on Participation to Address Inequality

Here Dr. Felipe Hevia, Professor and Researcher at CIESAS, Mexico, offers his reaction to the ELLA knowledge materials on Citizen Participation.

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23
Jul
2013
RESÚMENES

From Supply- to Demand-led: Labour Training in Latin America

Latin America’s approach to labour training programmes changed dramatically in the 1990s, shifting from a supply-driven to a demand-driven model. Many of these programmes have been rigorously evaluated, yielding useful lessons for other regions.

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18
Jul
2013
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Judicial Review for Enforcing Human Rights in Latin America

This list of key publications presents various cases from the region and provides insight into the role of the judiciary and other actors – such as public agencies, legislators, plaintiffs, civil society, scholars, and activists – in implementing, enforcing and monitoring compliance of judicial rulings.

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17
Jul
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

‘Pink transportation’ in Mexico City: Reclaiming Urban Space Through Collective Action Against Gender-based Violence

Women-only transportation has become a popular option for urban women around the world who are tired of being groped and harassed in buses, subways and taxis. This article shows how women’s organisations in Mexico City use women-only transportation to create a safe place for female commuters.

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15
Jul
2013
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Women in Politics in Latin America

This Spotlight presents key publications that analyse women’s opportunities to participate in politics in Latin America. It begins with a selection of publications that provide an overview of women’s participation in politics in the region. It then focuses on gender quota laws, gender mainstreaming in parliaments, practices for improving women’s representation and participation in political parties, and finally, the role of the media in electoral campaigns and women’s political participation.

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12
Jul
2013
RESÚMENES

Mejorar la gestión ambiental en el sector extractivo a través de la evaluación de impacto ambiental

¿Cómo se ha utilizado en América Latina la Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental para construir una industria extractiva más sostenible? Perú ofrece algunas lecciones interesantes.

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10
Jul
2013
COMPENDIO DE ORGANIZACIONES

Spotlight on Organisations: Gender and Violence in Latin America

This Spotlight presents some of the most important Latin American organisations working in innovative ways to promote women’s rights and to prevent violence against women. These organisations play a key role in developing a research agenda and monitoring public policies, as well as providing legal advice, psychological and emotional support and a place of refuge for women victims of violence.

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8
Jul
2013
COMENTARIOS DE EXPERTOS

Context Matters: The Potentials and Limits of Citizen Participation in Latin America

Here Enrique Peruzzotti, Professor in the Political Science Department of Di Tella University and Researcher at CONICET, Argentina, offers his reaction to the ELLA knowledge materials on Citizen Participation.

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5
Jul
2013
GUÍA

Gestión del riesgo de desastres en ciudades de América Latina

La vulnerabilidad a los desastres está aumentando en las ciudades de América Latina debido a la compleja interacción entre la dinámica urbana, los procesos sociales y diversos peligros naturales. ¿Qué medidas se están tomando para fortalecer la gestión del riesgo?

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2
Jul
2013
RESÚMENES

Reparación Integral: El Caso de Oaxaca, México

En un caso sin precedentes, las víctimas de violaciones de los derechos humanos formaron un frente unificado para exigir al gobierno una reparación integral por los abusos y crímenes que sufrieron. Esta experiencia ilustra la aplicación del enfoque de reparación integral.

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27
Jun
2013
COMPENDIO DE ORGANIZACIONES

Spotlight on Organisations: Brazil’s Ethanol Programme

This Spotlight highlights some of the most influential organisations that focus on biofuel production, consumption and environmental impacts. Most of the organisations are Brazilian, though the Spotlight also includes groups from elsewhere in Latin America and Europe.

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24
Jun
2013
COMPENDIO DE ORGANIZACIONES

Spotlight on Organisations: Indigenous and Ethnic Minority Rights

This Spotlight presents an overview of some of the most important organisations supporting indigenous peoples’ access to justice in Latin America. These organisations contribute to enhancing indigenous rights through research, advocacy and capacity building activities.

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20
Jun
2013
COMENTARIOS DE EXPERTOS

ELLA Expert Review: Improving Small Farmer Adaptive Capacity in Semi-arid Regions

Here Dr. Antonio Oviedo, PhD, Programme Officer of the Amazon Programme at WWF-Brazil, offers his perspective on the ELLA knowledge materials on Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid Regions.

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18
Jun
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Civil Society and Participation in Brazil: A Literature Review

This literature review by J. Ricardo Tranjan at the Centre for Public Policy Research at the University of São Paulo examines studies of participatory budgeting, presents research on policy councils and offers an analysis of studies that treat citizen participation as a constitutive part of the representative system.

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17
Jun
2013
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Right to Consultation in Latin America

Drawing on case study material from across Latin America, the following publications present and analyse progress made on the right to consultation at the regional and national levels, on-going challenges and key lessons learned.

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14
Jun
2013
RESÚMENES

Convirtiendo los residuos en recursos: Vertederos de conversión de residuos en energía en América Latina

La gestión de residuos es tradicionalmente reconocida como una actividad que requiere de una gran cantidad de recursos. Sin embargo, algunas áreas urbanas en América Latina han logrado transformar el tema convirtiendo los residuos en energía y ganancia.

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12
Jun
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Voices and Flavours of the Earth: Food Sovereignty in the Andes

This multimedia publication from IIED uses video, audio, images and text to describe how indigenous communities are drawing on their knowledge and cosmovisions to rethink the priorities and governance of food and agricultural research in the Andean Altiplano of Bolivia and Peru.

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11
Jun
2013
GUÍA

Participación ciudadana en América Latina: innovaciones para fortalecer la gobernanza

Desde pequeñas comunidades en zonas rurales de México hasta metrópolis urbanas en Brasil y Colombia, han surgido iniciativas de participación ciudadana para mejorar las políticas, las leyes y la agenda pública que, en definitiva, mejoran la rendición de cuentas y la justicia social.

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7
Jun
2013
COMPENDIO DE ORGANIZACIONES

Spotlight on Organisations: Gender Equity Policies in Latin America

This Spotlight presents some of the key Latin American organisations working to promote gender equality in the region. These national-level organisations - based in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Peru and Mexico - are playing a key role in ensuring the advancement of women in their own countries and in the wider region.

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5
Jun
2013
COMPENDIO DE ORGANIZACIONES

Spotlight on Organisations: Disaster Risk Management in Latin American Cities

This Spotlight highlights some of the key organisations working on disaster risk management (DRM) in cities across Latin America. Together these organisations cover a wide range of themes, such as social development, urban risk and urbanisation, and earth sciences, and implement a variety of initiatives, from research and funding to policy and advocacy.

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4
Jun
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

The Age of Microfinance: Destroying Latin American Economies from the Bottom Up

This article argues that the microfinance model that arrived in Latin America in the 1970s has proven, as elsewhere around the world, to be an almost wholly destructive economic and social policy intervention.

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31
May
2013
COMENTARIOS DE EXPERTOS

ELLA Expert Review: A Focus on the Process of Developing Adaptation Actions in Latin America’s Mountain Regions

Here Marius Keller of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) offers his perspective on the ELLA knowledge materials on Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Environments.

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28
May
2013
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Indigenous and Ethnic Minority Rights

The publications presented in this Spotlight cover some of the key issues related to indigenous and ethnic minority rights in Latin America, with a particular focus on: the evolution and character of indigenous movements; ethnic minority rights; legal reforms for formally recognising collective rights; intercultural education policies; and access to justice.

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24
May
2013
RESÚMENES

Sugarcane Agro-ecological Zoning: Greening the Expansion of Ethanol

As ethanol production becomes increasingly lucrative, how can nations ensure that expansion is environmentally sustainable? Brazil’s experiment with sugarcane agro-ecological zoning may provide some answers.

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20
May
2013
GUÍA

Promoting Indigenous and Ethnic Minority Rights in Latin America

Many Latin American countries have begun recognising indigenous and ethnic minority rights as part of a new, broader definition of citizenship by adopting innovative and inclusive legal frameworks and public policies. What are the main features and successes of the Latin American experience?

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16
May
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Mexico: A Moment of Opportunity - Increasing Transparency and Accountability in the Extractive Industries

Mexico’s oil and mining sectors are highly significant sources of economic development for the country with profound impact on the daily lives of the nation’s people. It is therefore crucial to have timely, comprehensive information that allows citizens to hold the government and companies accountable.

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13
May
2013
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Smallholder Farmers and Rural Development

The publications presented below represent some of the key resources dealing with a variety of issues related to rural development and small-scale farming in Latin America.

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9
May
2013
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Human Rights in Latin America

Strong national human rights institutions, an active regional human rights court, a human rights approach to budgeting and strategic litigation by civil society: these are just some of the innovative approaches Latin American countries are taking to improve human rights across the region. The publications presented in this Spotlight provide insight into some of the key issues and experiences from Latin America.

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7
May
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Impact of Conditional Cash Transfers on Maternal and Newborn Health

Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) have been shown to increase health service utilization among the poorest, but little is written on the effects of such programs on maternal and newborn health. The authors of this CGD Policy Paper carry out a systematic review of studies on CCTs that report maternal and newborn health outcomes, including studies from six Latin American countries.

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2
May
2013
COMENTARIOS DE EXPERTOS

ELLA Expert Review: Microfinance in Latin America

Here Prof. Janina León Castillo of the Catholic University of Peru, offers her perspective on the ELLA research conducted on Latin America’s experience with microfinance.

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30
Abr
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

The Promise of Transformation Through Participation: An Analysis of Communal Councils in Caracas, Venezuela

Communal Councils (CCs) in Venezuela are deemed as part of a greater project of social transformation under a radical approach to participatory democracy.

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29
Abr
2013
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Latin American Microfinance

The following selection presents some of the key publications focusing on the microfinance sector in Latin America. They address a variety of issues related to microfinance in the region, and highlight examples from a diverse group of Latin American countries.

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26
Abr
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Linkages Between Population Dynamics, Urbanization Processes and Disaster Risks: A Regional Vision of Latin America

This report from UNISDR responds to growing concerns about the higher incidences and impacts of disasters on the population and economy in urban areas of the region. Governments in Latin America and the international community have increased efforts to create forward-looking, corrective and prospective risk management strategies.

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25
Abr
2013
RESÚMENES

Intercultural Health Policies in Latin America

Intercultural health policies have been implemented at the regional and state level, making important initial advances in recognising a health model that is pertinent to indigenous peoples’ culture and customs.

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24
Abr
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Why is Prior Consultation Not Yet an Effective Tool for Conflict Resolution? The Case of Peru

This Working Paper from the German Institute of Global and Area Studies argues that new legislation in Peru will not help to turn prior consultations into a tool for conflict resolution as long as the normative framework itself is contested and the necessary basic conditions are not in place.

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22
Abr
2013
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Intercultural Health Policies in Latin America

This selection of publications that focus on intercultural health policies includes documents that explain how policies with an intercultural approach can be designed and implemented.

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19
Abr
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Women's Land: Reflections on Rural Women’s Access to Land in Latin America

Strengthening women’s access to land and control over its use is not just a matter of agricultural development and food security, but a question of human rights and justice for women.

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18
Abr
2013
COMPENDIO DE ORGANIZACIONES

Spotlight on Organisations: Smallholder Farmers and Rural Development

This document highlights some of the key organisations that focus on small-scale farming in the Latin American context. Together, these organisations cover a wide range of themes, including institutional rural development, land access and use, market access, value chains, food security, and smallholder market integration, and a variety of issues related to rural life, such as access to finance, poverty fighting and infrastructure.

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16
Abr
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Building Resilience to Climate Change Through Indigenous Knowledge – The Case of Bolivia

Indigenous knowledge plays an important role in the way communities interact with their climate in many countries, particularly in Bolivia. It contributes to weather forecasting at the community level, and to the preservation of vital ecosystem functions that help to buffer communities against climate change impacts.

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15
Abr
2013
RESÚMENES

El Modelo de la Caja Municipal en Perú

La experiencia de las cajas municipales en Perú señala una posible ruta para el crecimiento de las empresas de microfinanzas y ofrece lecciones clave para el desarrollo de este sector en general.

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12
Abr
2013
RESÚMENES

Impulsando la reforma: La estrategia de gestión del riesgo de desastres de Lima

En 2012, la ciudad de Lima lanzó una estrategia integral de GRD con un presupuesto de US$ 200 millones para acciones específicas de gestión del riesgo, beneficiando a 3,5 millones de pobladores más vulnerables.

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11
Abr
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Climate Change and Water Resources in the Tropical Andes

This IDB paper discusses the current tensions and conflicts surrounding water use in the tropical Andes from a social and economic perspective. It also focuses on the challenges ahead and possible solutions for more-sustainable and equitable future water use in the region.

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10
Abr
2013
GUÍA

Guía sobre Microfinanzas en América Latina

La singularidad de las características de la evolución de las microfinanzas en América Latina — tales como sus innovaciones normativas y tecnológicas — ofrecen interesantes lecciones para otras regiones del mundo

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1
Abr
2013
MULTIMEDIA

VIDEO: Judicial Control of Public Policies and Budget Allocations: Experiences from Argentina, Colombia and Mexico

Judicial control of budget allocations and public policies is one of the most promising tools to advance and enforce social, economic, cultural and environmental rights.

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28
Mar
2013
COMPENDIO DE ORGANIZACIONES

Spotlight on Organisations: Latin American Microfinance

This document highlights some of the key organisations that focus on microfinance in the Latin American context. Together these organisations cover a wide range of themes, such as institutional innovation, rural microfinance and microfinance technology, and implement a variety of initiatives, from research and funding, to policy advocacy.

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27
Mar
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

ELLA Citizen Oversight Study Tour to Mexico

South-South knowledge exchange is a powerful tool for sharing lessons about successful policy and practice, as this video of the citizen oversight study tour to Mexico demonstrates.

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25
Mar
2013
RESÚMENES

Régimen fiscal centrado en utilidades vs. Régimen fiscal centrado en la producción: la experiencia de América Latina

En contextos específicos de auge de la minería y de fuerte capacidad gubernamental, la mejor opción sería migrar de un régimen fiscal centrado en la producción a un régimen centrado en las utilidades. Los casos de Perú y Chile demuestran por qué.

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22
Mar
2013
RESÚMENES

Recognition of Indigenous Justice in Latin America

Thanks to progressive courts and the pressure of organised indigenous and social movements, Latin American countries are at the forefront of formally acknowledging indigenous justice systems.

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21
Mar
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Implementing Right to Information: A Case Study of Mexico

In June 2002, President Vicente Fox (2000-06) signed a landmark transparency bill into law. The adoption of the Access to Public Information and Transparency Law (Transparency Law) was a distinctive moment in Mexican politics.

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20
Mar
2013
RESÚMENES

Government Intervention to Strengthen the Ethanol Sector: Lessons from Brazil

The scale of Brazil’s ethanol production, demand and competitiveness is largely attributable to government initiatives. The varying levels of success of such initiatives can provide interesting lessons for other countries.

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14
Mar
2013
RESÚMENES

Innovaciones Institucionales y Normativas para el Desarrollo de las Microfinanzas en América Latina

Antes de los ochenta, el sector de las microfinanzas era virtualmente inexistente en América Latina, pero ahora crece a un porcentaje constante de dos dígitos. ¿Qué papel desempeñaron las innovaciones institucionales en esta expansión?

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11
Mar
2013
RESÚMENES

Defending Latin America’s Indigenous and Tribal Peoples’ Rights Through Laws and the Courts

In light of the boom in development projects in Latin America, indigenous and tribal peoples have been particularly successful in enforcing their consultation rights by bringing emblematic cases before their national and regional human rights courts.

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7
Mar
2013
RESÚMENES

La institucionalización de la gestión del riesgo de desastres: El enfoque de sistemas en América Latina

¿Cómo se está integrando la gestión del riesgo en las políticas públicas en América Latina? Los países de la región están logrando importantes avances a través del enfoque de sistemas.

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4
Mar
2013
RESÚMENES

Estrategias de adaptación al cambio climático en zonas urbanas: El caso de Quito, Ecuador

La ciudad de Quito está integrando prácticas innovadoras de adaptación en la planificación para el desarrollo de manera satisfactoria a través de una plataforma de gestión participativa. ¿Cómo ha sido posible impulsar estas reformas?

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1
Mar
2013
COMPENDIO DE ORGANIZACIONES

Spotlight on Key Human Rights Organisations

This Spotlight presents some of the key organisations working on human rights in the Latin America region. These organisations are playing a significant role in advancing human rights by providing innovative mechanisms to promote and guarantee human rights, and carrying out advocacy, research and capacity building initiatives.

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27
Feb
2013
MULTIMEDIA

VIDEO: An Overview of Human Rights in Latin America

What is the current status of human rights in the Latin America region? What challenges persist and what lessons can be shared?

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22
Feb
2013
COMENTARIOS DE EXPERTOS

ELLA Expert Review: Budget and Public Policies

Here Ezequiel Nino, Co-director of the Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia, offers his reaction to the ELLA knowledge materials on Budgets and Public Policy.

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19
Feb
2013
RESÚMENES

La experiencia de América Latina en combinar la gestión del riesgo con la reducción de la pobreza

Los países de América Latina están implementando innovadoras estrategias para abordar las causas subyacentes del riesgo y al mismo tiempo promover inclusión social y crecimiento productivo.

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13
Feb
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

The Outlook for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Americas 2013: A Perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean

This report, a joint effort by FAO, ECLAC and IICA, provides information and analysis, both of the current situation and context of the agri-food sector and the outlook for 2013.

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12
Feb
2013
RESÚMENES

Expansión de las Microfinanzas en Zonas Rurales de América Latina

Las finanzas rurales tienen el potencial para ayudar a los pobres a superar la pobreza y América Latina ha respondido a este desafío de manera única.

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8
Feb
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Brazil: No Easy Miracle - Increasing Transparency and Accountability in the Extractive Industries

The future of many resource-rich countries no longer rests mainly on foreign aid but on the extent and effective use of the country’s own resources and how they use them. For that to occur, a focused and concrete approach to improve governance and accountability is critical.

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4
Feb
2013
RESÚMENES

Familias agricultoras rurales de latinoamérica: Evoluciones en el acceso a los mercados y a la estructura de ingresos rurales

Con el pasar del tiempo, la realidad rural en Latinoamérica ha cambiado; en la actualidad, las familias agricultoras están más incorporadas en los mercados y significativamente menos dependientes de la agricultura para percibir ingresos. ¿Qué significa esto para las familias agricultoras hoy en día?

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31
Ene
2013
COMENTARIOS DE EXPERTOS

ELLA Expert Review: Reflections on the Definition of Adaptation Initiatives in Latin America's Mountain Regions

Here Dr. Jorge Recharte, Director of the Andean Programme at the Mountain Institute (TMI), presents his perspective on the ELLA knowledge materials on Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Environments.

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29
Ene
2013
GUÍA

Derechos Humanos en América Latina

La solidez institucional de los organismos de derechos humanos, el activismo de la Corte Regional, el enfoque de derechos humanos en los presupuestos como recurso para la sociedad civil son algunos de los enfoques innovadores desarrollados en América Latina para abordar los derechos humanos.

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25
Ene
2013
RESÚMENES

Victims' Rights in Multicultural Contexts: The Case of Inés Fernández at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Through this ground-breaking case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights set an important precedent: creating reparations for the entire indigenous community in the case of human rights violations against one member of that community.

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22
Ene
2013
RESÚMENES

Innovaciones Tecnológicas en las Microfinanzas en América Latina

En América Latina, las innovaciones en microfinanzas provienen no solo de las nuevas tecnologías, sino también del enfoque en las personas y los procesos que hacen uso de dichas tecnologías. Esto ha permitido lograr importantes avances en la escala y el alcance.

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2
Ene
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Open Government and Targeted Transparency: Trends and Challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean

Led by IDB's Institutional Capacity of the State Division (IFD/ICS), this publication presents a conceptual framework and collects different experiences and lessons learned in the design and implementation of targeted transparency and open government policies in LAC.

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12
Dic
2012
COMENTARIOS DE EXPERTOS

ELLA Expert Review: Extractive Industries and Conflict Management

Here Prof. Anthony Bebbington of Clark University offers his reaction to the ELLA knowledge materials on Extractive Industries and Conflict Management.

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6
Dic
2012
RESÚMENES

Minería informal y a pequeña escala: un gran problema para los estados latinoamericanos

América Latina ha experimentado un importante crecimiento y transformación en la minería a pequeña escala, lo que significa que a menudo ya no es pequeña o artesanal, sino que se caracteriza por una alta informalidad y un creciente potencial para generar conflictos.

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23
Nov
2012
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

A New Role for Citizens in Public Procurement

This first publication of Transparencia Mexicana's 'Citizens & Markets' series aims to approach the evolving relationships among actors by analyzing trends around the globe of citizen’s participation in public procurement processes, a place where governments and companies usually were alone, and where citizens now are thriving to meet and interact.

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15
Nov
2012
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: National Human Rights Institutions in Latin America

This Spotlight presents a selection of publications that assess the main features, history, work and impact of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in Latin America. Selected by human rights experts at Fundar, these publications highlight a variety of Latin American experiences in which NHRIs have had a significant impact on promoting and defending human rights.

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6
Nov
2012
COMENTARIOS DE EXPERTOS

ELLA Expert Review: Transparency and Access to Information

Here Toby Mendel, Executive Director of the Centre for Law and Democracy, offers his reaction to the ELLA knowledge materials on Transparency and Access to Information.

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30
Oct
2012
RESÚMENES

Haciendo Realidad los Derechos Humanos: Dos Experiencias Latinoamericanas en el Enfoque Basado en los Derechos para la Formulación de Políticas

Argentina y el Gobierno de la Ciudad de México vienen implementando innovadores cambios en las políticas públicas para hacer realidad los derechos humanos. Si bien estas iniciativas no tienen el mismo nivel de avance, ambas ofrecen importantes resultados.

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19
Oct
2012
RESÚMENES

Distribución de la renta y conflictos en la industria extractiva: enfoques latinoamericanos

¿Puede la distribución de la renta reducir los conflictos en la industria extractiva? Una mirada al caso peruano ayuda a responder si estos sistemas podrían ser eficaces y cómo.

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17
Oct
2012
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

From Impact Evaluations to Paradigm Shift. A Case Study of the Buenos Aires Ciudadanía Porteña Conditional Cash Transfer Programme

This case study looks at how the evaluations of Ciudadanía Porteña: Con Todo Derecho, a cash transfer programme in Buenos Aires, were used to influence policy. Gabriela Agosto et al, show that the three evaluations of this programme were important for strategically sharpening social policy and improving implementation.

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11
Oct
2012
MULTIMEDIA

VIDEO: Citizens Budgets: Spotlight on Guatemala and Venezuela

How can complex budget information be transformed and presented in an easy-to-understand way? This video highlights how Venezuela and Guatemala are using Citizen Budgets to do just that.

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9
Oct
2012
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Slum Upgrading: Lessons Learned in Brazil

Over the past decade, Brazil has made important progress in legitimizing illegal settlements in big cities. However, according this new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Cities Alliance, the Ministry of Cities, and the Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF), the technical capabilities of Brazilian municipal governments need to be strengthened if improvements are to be integrated into housing and urban policies that can be implemented in the city as a whole.

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5
Oct
2012
MULTIMEDIA

VIDEO: Latin America’s Budget Transparency Portals

Through their online Budget Transparency Portals, Brazil and Peru are leading the way in enhancing transparency and accountability in public spending.

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3
Oct
2012
RESÚMENES

Brazil’s Efforts to Mitigate the Environmental Impacts of Ethanol Production

As the sustainability of ethanol production continues to be a hot question, Brazilian attempts to improve an environmentally inefficient production process could provide pointers for those dealing with similar challenges in other countries.

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3
Oct
2012
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Validating One of the World’s Largest Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes

In this case study, Gala Díaz Langou and Paula Forteza look at how the dissemination of evaluation findings led to improvements in the design of Brazil's Bolsa Familia, as well as a major shift in the government’s commitment to increase funding and expand coverage of the programme.

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28
Sep
2012
GUÍA

Enfoques para abordar los conflictos en la industria extractiva en América Latina

El incremento de conflictos sociales y ambientales debido a la demanda de extracción de los recursos naturales ha llevado a los países de América Latina a buscar nuevas maneras de abordar estos conflictos, lo cual ha generado interesantes lecciones para otras regiones.

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25
Sep
2012
COMPENDIO DE ORGANIZACIONES

Spotlight on Key Organisations Supporting and Strengthening National Human Rights Institutions in Latin America

This Spotlight presents some of the key Latin American organisations working to support the strengthening of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the region, and highlights some of the most important NHRIs in Latin America.

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21
Sep
2012
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Direct Distribution of Oil Revenues in Venezuela: A Viable Alternative?

This paper by Pedro Rodriguez, Jose Morales and Francisco Monaldi examines the possibility of adopting an Oil-to-Cash scheme in Venezuela, today the country with the largest oil reserves/head in the world.

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18
Sep
2012
RESÚMENES

Instituciones Nacionales de Derechos Humanos en América Latina: Fomentando Transiciones Democráticas y Garantizando los Derechos Humanos

Las instituciones nacionales de derechos humanos han desempeñado un papel clave en la historia reciente y en la transición democrática de América Latina. En comparación con otras regiones, estas instituciones han adoptado una forma particular que refleja el contexto específico y el momento histórico de su creación.

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17
Sep
2012
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

"Participatory Governance?" Gender and Participation in Peru’s Local Institutions

Are participatory budgets truly "participatory"? If not, what does this mean for participatory governance projects meant to engage those citizens that have been left behind by corrupt or inefficient representative political institutions? This paper begins to analyse these issues by exploring gender and participatory budgeting in Peru.

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10
Sep
2012
RESÚMENES

From Manual to Mechanical Harvesting: Reducing Environmental Impacts and Increasing Cogeneration Potential

Mechanisation of sugarcane harvesting in Brazil has been shown to decrease environmental impacts and waste, while also increasing efficiency, energy cogeneration and thus sector profits and national energy security. Learning from Brazil’s years of trial-and-error, other countries could build an ethanol production system with these benefits from the outset.

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3
Sep
2012
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Taxes, Transfers, and Income Redistribution in Latin America

How much reduction in inequality and poverty does Latin America accomplish through taxes and transfers? How progressive are revenue-collection and social-spending patterns? This new 'Inequality in Focus' Brief from the World Bank's Poverty Reduction and Equity Department explores these questions.

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27
Ago
2012
RESÚMENES

Diálogos multiactor para mejorar las políticas públicas: lecciones desde América Latina

La elaboración de agendas de políticas públicas e iniciativas legislativas a través de los diálogos multiactor está jugando un papel fundamental en el fortalecimiento de las prácticas democráticas en los países latinoamericanos. ¿Cuáles son algunas de las experiencias clave en la región?

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24
Ago
2012
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Citizen Participation in Local Governance in Latin America

Citizen participation in governance at the local level has long been acknowledged to play a role in improving public policies. The following publications analyse the experience of Latin American countries in implementing these participation mechanisms.

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23
Ago
2012
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

The Mighty Few vs. the Silent Majority - Barriers to Resource Extraction for Poverty Reduction in Peru

Peru is rich in natural resources and the former president García believed extraction would lead to development. However, he had only limited success in spite a strong presidential system. This paper analysis social and judicial forces that limited the level of resources extraction.

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21
Ago
2012
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Citizen Oversight of Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes

The following selected publications illustrate and analyse a variety of experiences in which citizen participation is improving oversight of CCT programmes in the Latin American context.

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17
Ago
2012
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Participation in Development Projects Funded by International Financial Institutions

The following selection of publications provides insights, cases, lessons learned and guidelines to help development practitioners, communities and civil society organisations (CSOs), among other stakeholders, access tools to activate IFIs accountability mechanisms and to actively participate in decision making about large-scale development projects in their communities.

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16
Ago
2012
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Children's Experiences of Juntos, a Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme in Peru

Even though it is widely recognised that children are the age group most affected by poverty, children’s own experiences of living in social and economic hardship are still not well incorporated into most poverty reduction strategies and programmes. The purpose of this study is to find out how children and families in three rural communities in the southern Peruvian Andes experience well-being and poverty, in order to understand what may help them to lead the kinds of lives they value instead of following others’ pre-established ideas of what is best for them.

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15
Ago
2012
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Extractive Industries and Conflict Management

The publications presented in this Spotlight represent some of the key resources dealing with a variety of issues related to extractive industries and conflict management in Latin America. In particular, they focus on: Consultation and Free, Prior and Informed Consent; Rent Distribution; Gender; Indigenous Issues; and Social Movements. Country Case Studies addressing these themes in a cross-cutting way, as well as Practical Implementation Guides are also included.

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10
Ago
2012
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Methodologies of Latin American Report Cards on Health

In the last decades, citizen initiatives formed by academia, the private sector and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in various Latin American countries have emerged seeking greater participation in social oversight of their cities’ public policies. This Spotlight on Publications focuses on the use of report cards to assess quality and access in health care services, presenting four different approaches that have been implemented in Latin America.

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7
Ago
2012
COMPENDIO DE ORGANIZACIONES

Spotlight on Organisations: Extractive Industries and Conflict Management

This document highlights some of the key organisations that focus on extractive industries and conflict management in the Latin American context. Together these organisations cover a wide range of themes, such as arbitration, right to prior consultation, indigenous peoples and human rights, private sector human rights performance, and social and environmental conflicts.

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31
Jul
2012
RESÚMENES

Participación comunitaria en proyectos de desarrollo financiados por las IFI: la experiencia latinoamericana

En América Latina, la ciudadanía ha usado las políticas que tienen las instituciones financieras internacionales presentes en la región, para exigir mayor participación y rendición de cuentas en los proyectos de desarrollo a gran escala que les afectan directamente. Aquí presentamos el caso de México como un ejemplo.

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26
Jul
2012
RESÚMENES

Pueblos indígenas, industrias extractivas y conflictos en América Latina

El reconocimiento de los derechos culturales, territoriales y de consulta de los pueblos indígenas contribuye a reducir los conflictos con la industria extractiva en la región.

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23
Jul
2012
RESÚMENES

Incrementar la participación ciudadana en la gobernanza local: los consejos ciudadanos locales latinoamericanos

Desde la década de los ochentas, los países latinoamericanos han implementado consejos locales conformados por ciudadanos y autoridades públicas como un mecanismo eficaz para crear participación ciudadana en el diseño de programas y políticas de desarrollo local.

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18
Jul
2012
RESÚMENES

Principales avances en la gestión del agua y la adaptación al cambio climático en los ecosistemas de montaña de América Latina

Consejos de Cuenca, mecanismos participativos, andenes, captación de agua, herramientas innovadoras para investigar la vulnerabilidad: son algunas estrategias que implementan los países de América Latina para fortalecer la adaptación a la variable disponibilidad de agua en los ecosistemas de montaña.

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18
Jul
2012
MULTIMEDIA

VIDEO: Using Strategic Litigation to Enforce the Right to Information in Latin America: a Case from Argentina

Through strategic litigation, in 2008 the Argentinean Association for Civil Rights (ADC) secured a transparency win, forcing a national-level public institution to comply with providing access to information.

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17
Jul
2012
GUÍA

Fortalecimiento de las capacidades de adaptación al cambio climático en los ecosistemas de montaña: La respuesta de América Latina

Más del 50% de la población mundial depende directa o indirectamente de los ecosistemas de montaña, que ya están sufriendo los efectos del impacto del cambio climático. ¿Cómo fortalecen su resiliencia al cambio climático los pobladores de las montañas de América Latina?

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16
Jul
2012
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Parliamentary Power to the People: Analysing Online and Offline Strategies in Latin America

With their ability to shape a nation’s economic, social, and political future, national parliaments wield an incredible amount of power and influence over the citizens they represent. Yet in Latin America, public trust in the deliberative branch of government is alarmingly low.

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13
Jul
2012
RESÚMENES

Contribución del conocimiento y tecnologías tradicionales a la adaptación al cambio climático en las montañas de América Latina

Las comunidades indígenas que habitan en las montañas de América Latina poseen un vasto conocimiento sobre su entorno y sobre cómo adaptarse al clima cambiante. Desde estrategias de gestión del agua hasta calendarios agrícolas y técnicas productivas, las prácticas tradicionales contribuyen significativamente a los planes de adaptación.

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9
Jul
2012
MULTIMEDIA

VIDEO: Opportunities and Challenges in Access to Public Information: Experiences from Latin America

In implementing their Freedom of Information Acts, Latin American countries are facing challenges - but also promising opportunities – in guaranteeing transparency and access to information.

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5
Jul
2012
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

The Extractive Industries Source Book: Oil, Gas and Mining Online Portal

Directed principally at policy makers in resource–rich developing countries, the Extractive Industries (EI) Source Book is intended as a guide to good-fit practice in the management of upstream oil, gas and mining sectors, across the entire EI value chain, from award of contracts to the expenditure of resource revenues.

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4
Jul
2012
COMPENDIO DE ORGANIZACIONES

Spotlight on Organisations: Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Environments

A wide range of organisations are working in climate change adaptation across Latin America, however only a few focus their efforts on mountain ecosystems. The following document provides information on the expertise and activities of these Latin American and international actors and describes what they can offer to stakeholders in different regions.

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2
Jul
2012
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Innovative Features in Conditional Cash Transfers: An Impact Evaluation of Chile Solidario on Households and Children

Chile Solidario is an avant garde CCT in the Latin American context, introducing innovative features which are aimed at specifically addressing the multidimensional nature of poverty, considered not only as a consequence of the lack of income, but also as a result of low levels of human and social capital, and the vulnerability of a household to shocks.

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27
Jun
2012
MULTIMEDIA

VIDEO: From the Law to Practice: The Creation of the Mexican Federal Institute for Access to Public Information and Data Protection

Mexico’s 2002 Freedom of Information Act was the first in the world to create an autonomous oversight body with the authority to enforce compliance with the law.

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25
Jun
2012
RESÚMENES

Innovadora adaptación en montañas: Estudio de caso sobre beneficios económicos, ambientales y sociales de la agroforestería

Los productores de café y cacao de pequeña escala del norte de Perú han respondido con éxito a los desafíos del cambio climático y han incrementado sus ingresos gracias a un innovador proyecto agroforestal.

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20
Jun
2012
MULTIMEDIA

PODCAST: Getting a Freedom of Information Act Approved: The Story of Brazil

In 2011, Brazil joined the 65% of Latin American countries that have approved a Freedom of Information Act, making the first step in guaranteeing citizens’ right to information and in promoting government accountability.

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19
Jun
2012
RESÚMENES

Minería en América Latina: Atraer IED en función de la cantidad y la calidad

¿Cómo atraer inversión extranjera directa en el sector minero garantizando crecimiento económico sostenible desde el punto de vista ambiental y social? La experiencia de América Latina ofrece algunas respuestas.

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18
Jun
2012
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

NO MAN’S LANDS? Extractive Activity, Territory, and Social Unrest in the Peruvian Amazon: The Cenepa River

This case study shows how the activities of a large foreign-invested mining company on land held by the Awajun community in the northern forests of Peru have led to a characteristic cycle of state permissiveness in granting mining concessions, thus leading to social conflict.

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12
Jun
2012
RESÚMENES

Participación ciudadana en la evaluación de servicios de salud: La experiencia latinoamericana

Las tarjetas de evaluación ciudadana y comunitarias se están utilizando en todo el mundo para medir la prestación de servicios públicos. Pero, ¿cómo están utilizando los países latinoamericanos esta técnica para mejorar el acceso a servicios de salud?

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8
Jun
2012
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Key Publications: Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems

This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting policy and practice experiences in adaptation to climate variability in mountain ecosystems, focusing on: Adaptation Strategy and Programme Design, Country Case Studies, Practical Tools, Traditional Knowledge, and Sustainable Water Management.

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6
Jun
2012
MULTIMEDIA

VIDEO: The Process of Approving the Freedom of Information Act in El Salvador

Culminating a six-year advocacy process characterised by its extensive citizen and civil society participation, in 2011 El Salvador passed one of the strongest Freedom of Information Acts in the world. This is the story of how the law got passed.

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5
Jun
2012
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Sustainable Cities: Local Solutions in the Global South

As the combined problems of urbanization, environmental degradation, and poverty become increasingly urgent, understanding the links between sustainability and poverty reduction is imperative. A sustainable urban future for all requires raising the quality of life of the most vulnerable.

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4
Jun
2012
RESÚMENES

Manejo de conflictos mediante la consulta: la experiencia de américa latina

El proceso de consulta ha experimentado un crecimiento en América Latina y ha adoptado diversas modalidades, impulsado por los actores estatales, privados y la sociedad civil.

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1
Jun
2012
COMPENDIO DE ORGANIZACIONES

Spotlight on Organisations: Extractive Industries and Land Use

This selection highlights some of the key organisations who are doing work around extractive industries and land issues, covering a variety of themes ranging from land use planning and environmental impacts, to community and indigenous peoples’ participation in decision making and promotion of land rights.

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30
May
2012
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

A Practical Guide to Social Audit as a Participatory Tool to Strengthen Democratic Governance, Transparency and Accountability

This Practical Guide analyzes social auditing experiences around the world and extracts important lessons that intend to provide practical guidance to United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and other United Nations agencies officers, advisers, and partners, as well as development practitioners, donors and governments. It examines the required elements for the design and implementation of social audits, explains the enabling environment that make these exercises successful, and offers practical insights based on practices and experiences.

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28
May
2012
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Public Procurement and Disclosure of Public Officials’ Personal Assets

The following selection of publications showcases how public officials and civil society organisations in Latin America have dealt with the challenges of opening public procurement procedures and public officials’ personal assets to citizen scrutiny. These publications could be useful for those in other regions who are looking to tackle corruption by improving transparency and access to information in these two key areas.

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25
May
2012
RESÚMENES

Ordenamiento territorial para la industria extractiva

Los países de América Latina han empezado a utilizar herramientas de ordenamiento territorial para manejar conflictos de intereses por el uso del territorio en un contexto de alta actividad extractiva. El avance de cinco países (Brasil, Chile, Colombia, México y Perú) ofrece interesantes lecciones para otras regiones.

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23
May
2012
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Social Cash Transfers and Financial Inclusion: Evidence from Four Countries

In a number of countries, two separate, but potentially complementary policy agendas have emerged in the past five years: governments have sought to increase the use of electronic means form government payments and to promote greater financial inclusion. While the two agendas have by no means converged yet, in practice they have often been translated into a single headline objective: to increase the proportion of recipients of government social cash transfers who receive payment directly into a bank account.

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21
May
2012
RESÚMENES

Fortaleciendo la agrobiodiversidad: Estrategia clave de adaptación en ecosistemas de montaña de América Latina

Los países de América Latina están implementando innovadores proyectos y planes para preservar las especies nativas y silvestres de cultivos y animales que forman parte de su gran agrobiodiversidad. El objetivo es promover la diversidad y facilitar la adaptación al cambio climático.

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18
May
2012
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Promoting Climate Change Adaptation Policies – a Pilot Approach from Semi-arid Northeast Brazil

CDKN's Action Lab Innovation Fund is supporting the project "Promoting climate change adaptation policies through the integration of multi-stakeholder dialogues and research-led initiatives – a pilot approach from the semi-arid region of northeast Brazil."

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16
May
2012
COMPENDIO DE ORGANIZACIONES

Spotlight on Organisations: Key Civil Society Groups Using the Right to Information

This Spotlight On highlights some of the key Latin American CSOs using the right to information to carry out independent assessments of policies and programmes in different sectors. CSOs from other regions could likely benefit from gaining access to the variety of creative ways these Latin American groups are using the right to information to push for accountability and reform.

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14
May
2012
RESÚMENES

Iniciativa Yasuní-Itt: replanteando el dilema conservación vs. extracción

Ecuador hizo una promesa innovadora: no extraer petróleo en el Parque Nacional Yasuní a cambio de apoyo financiero internacional para proyectos de desarrollo sostenible, compensando así los ingresos que dejaría de percibir. ¿Es este un modelo para el futuro? Si es así, ¿funcionará?

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10
May
2012
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Effectiveness of International Anticorruption Conventions on Domestic Policy Changes in Latin America

This study evaluates the effectiveness of Transparency International Latin America and Caribbean Department (TI-LAC) Conventions Program’s strategy. This strategy tries to generate a dynamic stimulus for the effective implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption and the United Nations’ Convention against Corruption in the Americas.

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9
May
2012
GUÍA

Acceso a la tierra para la industria extractiva: enfoques social y ambientalmente sostenibles

En las últimas décadas, los países de América Latina han optado por nuevos enfoques de acceso a la tierra para las industrias extractivas. América Latina ofrece interesantes lecciones a partir de esta experiencia.

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7
May
2012
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Design, Adoption and Implementation of Latin American Freedom of Information Acts

This selection highlights some of the key publications on Latin American FOIAs’ critical features, the challenges and opportunities of their implementation and use, and the process for adopting them. It divides the publications into two parts: Designing and Adopting FOIAs and FOIA Implementation and Use. These resources – offering access to the Latin American experience – could be useful for countries looking to develop, adopt or strengthen their own legal framework to guarantee transparency and access to information.

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2
May
2012
GUÍA

El Enfoque de Transparencia y Acceso a la Información en América Latina

La transparencia y el derecho de acceso a la información ya son una realidad en muchos países de América Latina. Pero, ¿cómo se logró?

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26
Abr
2012
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Extractive Industries and Land Use

Questions about land use are inextricably related to decisions about where and how to engage in extractive industry activities. Latin American countries have dealt with a range of land-related challenges, from land use planning and consent for securing access to land, to special considerations for indigenous peoples and environmental conservation, all of which have important implications for governments and local communities. This selection highlights some of the key publications dealing with issues of extractive industries and land use in Latin America.

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23
Abr
2012
RESÚMENES

La Transparencia y el Acceso a la Información como Herramientas para Enfrentar la Corrupción

Los países de América Latina han utilizado la transparencia como una herramienta para luchar contra la corrupción y han implementado plataformas electrónicas que previenen malos manejos en los procesos de adquisición y monitorean el patrimonio de los funcionarios públicos. Los resultados iniciales señalan el éxito de esta iniciativa.

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20
Abr
2012
RESÚMENES

De la expropiación a la licencia social: Acceso a la tierra para la industria extractiva

Los países de América Latina han encontrado estrategias interesantes para crear acuerdos entre individuos, comunidades y compañías privadas con relación al acceso a la tierra para la industria extractiva.

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