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Evidence and Lessons from Latin America (ELLA) - knowledge sharing and learning platform
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ELLA is a knowledge sharing and learning platform, funded by the UK Department for International Development.  It aims to share knowledge of recent Latin American experiences on selected economic, environmental and governance issues. It supports learning between Latin American, African and South Asian countries, and is providing a networking platform for organisations and individuals to link to Latin America. As a content partner with Eldis, the full selection of Briefs from Ella are available to download.

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Incentives for eectricity generation in a green economy: effective frameworks from Latin America
J. Russell / Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2014
Latin American countries are implementing innovative policy and market mechanisms to catalyse the development of nonconventional renewable energy sources. This Brief presents some of the region’s success stories. In 2...
Pursuing a green economy: growth alongside environmental sustainability in Latin America
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2014
Latin American countries have been implementing some innovative market incentives to catalyse the expansion of the green economy, in particular in relation to natural resource conservation and development of greener energy and infrast...

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Rape Victims as Criminals: Illegal Abortion after Rape in Ecuador
Human Rights Watch, 2013
This 26-page report found that Ecuador’s criminal code limits women’s and girls’ reproductive rights by prohibiting abortion with few exceptions, even in the case of pregnancies that result from sexual violence. The ...
Religious-Based Political Parties and Groups Continue to Resist Women’s SRHRs in Brazil
G. De Cicco / Association for Women's Rights in Development, 2013
What abortion legislation currently exists in Brazil? What role have religious groups played in advancing or impeding women’s rights in Brazil? Brazil has been discussing possible legislation known as “Estatuto do N...
Socorristas en Red - Socorro Rosa: A feminist practice for the right to choose in Argentina
G. De Cicco / Association for Women's Rights in Development, 2014
Abortion is illegal in Argentina, with three exceptions: when the pregnancy was the result of a rape or abuse against a woman with a mental disability, and when the pregnant woman’s life or health are at risk. However, even thes...
Anticoncepción de Emergencia: católicas y católicos a favor, obispos en contra
Catholics for Choice, 2011
Catholics for Choice y el Consorcio Internacional sobre la Anticoncepción de Emergencia anuncian el lanzamiento de la versión en español de su publicación, <<Anticoncepción de Emergencia: cat&o...
Sexuality, Culture and Politics - A South American Reader
Although mature and vibrant, Latin American scholarship on sexuality still remains largely invisible to a global readership. In this collection of articles translated into English from Portuguese and Spanish, South American scholars e...
Unlocking the Doha impasse: imperative of a balanced Bali Package
B. hatterjee; A. Jatkar 2013
This paper argues that while the Doha Round is deadlocked, there is still a possibility that the WTO members will be able to reach an agreement on specific issues. The paper discusses three possible areas of convergence: agriculture, ...
Trade and exchange rates: effects of exchange rate misalignments on tariffs
V. Thorstensen; E. Marçal; L. Ferraz 2013
The genesis of the GATT and IMF in 1940s created a clear line between the GATT and IMF: one was to be responsible for trade liberalisation, and the other for exchange-rate. The current paper argues that this artificial construction cr...
Geneva consensus for trade multilateralism: a relook at the eighth Millennium Development Goal – Global Partnership for Development
P.S. Mehta; B. Chatterjee; R.S. Kaukab 2013
Trade multilateralism is in crisis. The current paper reveals that part of the reason for this crisis is lack of recognition that the center of gravity of economic activities are shifting towards the east. On the other hand, th...
Brazil in the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding: a perspective
A. Jatkar; L.M. Farlene / CUTS Centre for International Trade, Economics & Environment, 2013
Brazil is the most active developing country user overall of the WTO’s DSU (Dispute Settlement Understanding). This paper highlights that Brazil has brought complaints in 25 cases, been a respondent in 14 cases and participated ...
Science for humanitarian emergencies and resilience (SHEAR) scoping study: Annex 2 - The current status of early warning systems and risk assessments in Africa, the Caribbean and South Asia – A literature review
Evidence on Demand, 2014
The report forms part of the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience (SHEAR) scoping study, which aims to provide the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) with evidence-based recommendation...
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