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Spotlight series: IGARAPÉ

The Igarapé Institute was formed in 2011 to raise the level of debate and action on issues of security and development in Brazil, across the Americas and in the South. The name, Igarapé, is a local indigenous word for "small river". The Institute sees its role as a channel linking global decision makers with local actors and a broker bringing Brazil. Here we turn look at the Igarapé Institute, as part of our Spotlight series profiling research organisations based in developing countries.

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Colombia: Women Seek to Overcome the Barriers to Participation in Order to Achieve Peace
K Ronderos 2015
An advocacy document from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in Colombia calls for the equal representation of women throughout the whole peace negotiation process in their country. The position is available ...
The political economy of pension reform: public opinion in Latin America and the Caribbean
F.V.P. Machado; G. Vesga / Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), 2015
Countries around the world are facing important challenges to the sustainability of their pension systems. Changing policies, especially those of large scope and financial magnitude, is a political challenge. It takes a combination of...
Cultivating good practice in designing and implementing national monitoring systems for adaptation to climate change
P. Naswa; S. Traerup / The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), 2015
How can the monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation best use today's indicators and data systems to get a common understanding of measurable change? This paper examines the benefits of using data well in the cont...
Geothermal energy development in Latin America and the Caribbean and the role of international development partners
M. Sander 2015
The technical paper describes the geothermal status in Latin America and the Caribbean. Several development partners are active in the region aiming to assist in geothermal energy development. Project approaches differ depending wheth...
Climate change impacts on agriculture and food security in the Caribbean: A food importation perspective
M. Brklacich / Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, 2003
This report is a sub-component of the Adaptation to Climate Change in the Caribbean (ACCC) project. Its purpose is to determine the extent to which climatic change might alter food production opportunities in countries which ha...
Vulnerability and Adaptation - A Regional Synthesis of the Vulnerability and Adaptation Component of Caribbean National Communications
R. Moore / Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, 2002
A review of the initial national communications of Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Barbados, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Christopher and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and the Repu...
The potential of ACP countries to participate in global and regional value chains: a mapping of issues and challenges
P. Draper; A. Freytag; S. Fricke / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2015
In the literature on the impact of GVCs on developing and emerging economies, there is a consensus that participation in these networks is crucial for securing enhanced access to markets and knowledge networks, as well as new opportun...
The recalibration of middle powers under conditions of stress and opportunity
A. Cooper / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2015
Today’s global environment puts pressure on the so-called middle-power countries to project their identity and national interests. The current paper shows that middle powers have chosen different approaches to reinforce their id...
Fighting against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU): successes from ACP countries
L. Mfolo; I. Boto / Small Island Economies - CTA Brussels, 2014
Combatting illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU) has emerged as a regional and national priority in the European Union and the ACP, and is increasingly the subject of collaboration in the context of both EU and ACP relatio...
Building resilience of SIDS through agricultural trade and agribusiness development
I. Boto; L. Mfolo; J. Pfund / Small Island Economies - CTA Brussels, 2014
Small islands face a greater risk of marginalisation due to the combined adverse consequences of their small size, remoteness from large markets and high economic vulnerability to economic and natural shocks beyond domestic control. T...
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