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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

Spotlight on organisations: gender equity policies in Latin America
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
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 ...
Spotlight on organisations: gender and violence in Latin America
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
Despite many countries in Latin American and the Caribbean having enacted laws against domestic violence, many women in the region continue to be failed by the legal system. This Spotlight presents some of the most important Latin Ame...

Latest Documents

The role of the legal framework in ensuring REDD+ activities are consistent with the UNFCCC REDD+ safeguards: Country experiences implementing a country safeguard approach
S. Korwin; D. Rey 2015
This paper demonstrates how countries are working to achieve this through the application of a Country Safeguards Approach to REDD+ activities, drawing on examples from countries in Latin America. It highlights that we are yet ...
A new global agreement can catalyze climate action in Latin America
G. Edwards; J.T. Roberts; M. Araya; C. Retamal / Brookings Institution, 2015
This paper aims to better understand the link between Latin American countries’ proposed climate actions before 2020 and their post-2020 targets under a Paris agreement. It looks at why Latin American climate policies and...
Data: the next revolution for agriculture in ACP countries
C. Addison; I. Boto; L. Mofolo 2015
The information in this document was compiled as background reading material for the 40th Brussels Development Briefing on “Data Revolution”. It gives an overview of the emergence of new data sources and technologies (the ...
Open Data and Smallholder Food and Nutritional Security
A. Jellema; W. Meijninger; C. Addison / Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, 2015
This report aims to provide a better understanding of the actual impact of the open data movement on the food and nutrition security of smallholders and highlight the areas of potential unfilled opportunity. It identifies possible rel...
An Overview of Modeling Climate Change Impacts in the Caribbean Region with contribution from the Pacific Islands
M.C. Simpson; D. Scott; M. New; R. Sim / United Nations Development Programme, 2009
This report provides an overview for all CARICOM member states of the risks from climate change and includes a section on the common threats of climate change for Pacific island countries. It highlights that impacts of a changi...
Children in Barbados and the eastern Caribbean: child rights - the unfinished agenda
United Nations Children's Fund, 2009
This report provides profile overviews of the socio-economic situation and main issues situation of children in ten Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean. The 10 SIDS are characterised by notable political stab...
Homicide Monitor
Igarape Institute, 2015
The Homicide Monitor is a data-driven data visualisation tool designed to show the distribution, dimensions and dynamics of homicidal violence in an interactive and accessible manner. Since homicidal violence is concentrated in Latin ...
The water-energy-food nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean: trade-offs, strategic priorities and entry points
H. Bellfield / Global Canopy Programme, 2015
This report provides an overview of the water-energy-food nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), identifying the main challenges and opportunities for achieving water, energy and food security in the region. It highlig...
The art of implementation: gender strategies transforming national and regional climate change decision making
R. Pearl-Martinez; L. Aguilar; F. Rogers; J. Siles / World Conservation Union, 2012
This publication shares IUCN’s experiences in developing gender-responsive national strategies and roadmaps on climate change. It outlines the steps and elements of creating a ccGAP (climate change gender action plans) or ...
BRICS Insights 5: Regional financial institutions and the role of the BNDES in Latin America
A. Vilela Sampaio / Global Economic Governance Africa, 2015
The expanding influence of emerging economies in the last few decades can be seen in many areas. From an economic perspective, this is evident in their recent economic performance and their increasing participation in global trade and...
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