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  • Capital: Montevideo
  • Population: 3477000
  • Size: 176220.0 Km2

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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 citi...
Emerging impacts in open data in the judiciary Branches in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay
S. Elena; N. Aquilino; A. Picho´n Riviére / Centro de Implementacion de Politicas Publicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento / Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth, Argentina 2014
The majority of Open Government Data (OGD) initiatives around the world have focussed on the executive branches of government, exploring financial, infrastructure and administrative datasets. A smaller number have looked at legislativ...
Open cities: the case of Montevideo
F. Scrolini 2015
This paper argues that policy objectives, resources, availability of data and technology play a role determining how open data ecosystems work. For open data policies to become an enabler of a more inclusive and open city different in...
Work, family and public policy changes in Latin America: equity, maternalism and co-responsibility
M. Blofield; J. Martínez / United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean 2014
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 responsibilit...
Development strategies of Latin American and Caribbean countries and the green economy approach: a comparative analysis
United Nations [UN] Environment Programme 2013
The UN-led global debate on green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, culminating at the Rio+20 Summit, presented a unique opportunity for nations to examine different development models, highlig...
Climate-smart agriculture in Uruguay
World Bank 2015
In recent years, farmers have been affected by increased climatic variability, reflected in periods of excessive precipitation and flooding and more intensive and frequent drought. Uruguay has long been considered on the forefront of ...
MenCare in Latin America: challenging harmful masculine norms and promoting positive changes in men’s caregiving
S. José Santos / Institute of Development Studies UK 2015
It is estimated that 80 per cent of men will become fathers during their lifetimes, making clear the importance of, and opportunity for, engaging men and boys in care giving. This study details the implementation and impact of ...
The Impact of Uruguay’s 2007 Tax Reform on Equity and Efficiency
B. Martorano / Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze 2012
In 2007, the Uruguayan government implemented a new tax reform which introduced a new progressive labour income tax, a flat capital income tax, and reduced some indirect taxes, with the objective of improving fiscal bal...
The impact of broadband infrastructure on economic growth in Egypt and some Arab and emerging countries
M. Badran / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2011
Telecommunications networks play a vital role in today’s economies. This study aims at examining the impact of broadband infrastructure on economic growth in in 22 emerging and Arab countries during the period (1998-2008). ...
Shelter from the storm: upgrading housing infrastructure in Latin American slums
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2013
Adequate housing, along with food and clothing, is considered by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a basic requirement for achieving a minimum living standard. Yet, inadequate housing, a primary characteristic of slum dwell...
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