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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.

Latest Documents

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...

Latest Documents

Towards a conceptual framework for improved monitoring and evaluation of SEA outcomes: a discussion note
G. Yaron / Evidence on Demand, 2013
This paper tries to answer the question how can standard Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process be modified to incorporate robust long term monitoring frameworks which facilitate outcome mapping and impact assessment. ...
The economic costs of violent crime in urban Haiti: Results from Monthly Household Surveys
A.R. Kolbe / Igarape Institute, 2012
Crime and victimization are amongst the most pressing concerns cited by Haitian citizens today. Surveys conducted on a monthly basis between August 2011 and July 2012 indicate that violent crime is increasingly common, particularly in...
Smarter policing: tracking the influence of new Information Technology in Rio de Janeiro
R. Muggah / Igarape Institute, 2013
Technological advancements are changing the architecture of police-society relations around the world. New modes of oversight, whether applied by public security entities or citizens, are dramatically transforming the way policin...
women’s economic empowerment and growth in low income countries: a global research programme (2013-2018)
I. Grant / Evidence on Demand, 2013
Evidence that barriers to women’s economic participation and productivity may be stifling opportunities for growth is strengthening. Nevertheless, uptake of policies that progress growth through improved economic opportunities f...
Social Panorama of Latin America 2013
United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2014
This edition of the Social Panorama of Latin America discusses poverty from different angles, and in particular from amultidimensional perspective. This approach enables detailed analysis not only of the magnitude of poverty, but also...
The changing face of technology use in pacified communities
G. Denyer Willis; R. Muggah / Igarape Institute, 2014
An increasing number of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas are confronting two simultaneous pressures for change. The introduction of new technologies and the strategy of police pacification are colliding in tangible ways, forming new cen...
Addressing uncertainty in adaptation planning for agriculture
International Water Management Institute, 2013
We present a framework for prioritizing adaptation approaches at a range of timeframes. The framework is illustrated by four case studies from developing countries, each with associated characterisation of uncertainty. Two case...
Towards just and effective climate finance: developing priorities and principles
W. Whande; T Reddy / Institute for Security Studies, 2011
As the global climate finance regime emerges, the identification of priorities and principles contributes to the development of a normative framework on fund governance at national and sub-national levels in developing countries. The ...
The governance of climate finance in Africa, Asia and Latin America: some critical reflections
W. Whande; T Reddy / Institute for Security Studies, 2011
Africa,  Asia and  Latin America, which  combined  account for the vast majority of the world’s population,  as well as the greater part of its poor people, have historically contributed&n...
Carbon, land and water: a global analysis of the hydrologic dimensions of climate change mitigation through afforestation / reforestation.
International Water Management Institute, 2006
This report highlights the potentially significant impacts on the hydrologic cycle and the importance of considering secondary effects, particularly with regard to water, resulting from the widespread adoption of global climate change...
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