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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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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

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...
Philippine credit policy and microfinance institutions: some lessons from the Latin American experience
G.M. Llanto / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 1999
A liberalized and deregulated financial market environment as well as good governance are better ingredients than government-subsidized and directed credit programs in ensuring that low-income people gain access to basic financial ser...
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...
Spotlight on gender equality publications
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
Gender equality is a cross-cutting issue in Latin American where it is fundamental to ensuring the effective realisation of rights and to empowering women’s development in the public and private spheres. The publications present...
Spotlight on publications: access to justice for women victims of sexual violence
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
This Spotlight presents key publications documenting sexual violence perpetrated against women in the context of armed conflicts in Latin America. As well as providing an overview of gender-based violence in the region, these publicat...
Spotlight on publications: femicide in Latin America
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
The publications included in this Spotlight provide an overview of the magnitude and dimensions of femicide in Latin America, including the important factors that produce and sustain this phenomenon such as socio-economic context, and...
Subsidising education: are school vouchers the solution?
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2010
Good quality education is out of reach for many poor people, due to its high costs. Governments try to make it more accessible by subsidising it. School vouchers provide one means subsidise education. Vouchers allow students to expand...
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...
The impact of daycare programs on child health, nutrition and development in developing countries: a systematic review
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2011
Urbanisation and increases in female labour market participation have increased the demand for non-parental childcare in many low and middle-income countries. Especially in formal sector jobs, work and caring for one’s child can...
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