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    Spotlight on publications: judicial review for enforcing human rights in Latin America

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
    In the face of persistent and systematic human rights violations, lawsuits are increasingly being brought before Latin American courts. Through cutting edge rulings, courts in the region have ordered the executive and legislative branches of government to allocate budgets and implement public policies that can effectively realise human rights.
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    Spotlight on publications: methodologies of Latin American report cards on health

    2012
    In the last decades, citizen initiatives formed by academia, the private sector and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in various Latin American countries have emerged seeking greater participation in social oversight of their cities’ public policies.  The report card methodology is one of the tools these initiatives have used.
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    Spotlight on publications: participatory budgeting

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011
    Latin American countries pioneered participatory budgeting (PB), an innovative mechanism enabling citizens to decide how public funds will be spent.
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    Spotlight on publications: right to consultation in Latin America

    2013
    Drawing on case study material from across Latin America, the publications in this overview present and analyse progress made on the right to consultation at the regional and national levels, on-going challenges and key lessons learned.
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    The promise of transformation through participation: an analysis of communal councils in Caracas, Venezuela

    Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2013
    The Hugo Chavez’s administration endorsed the creation of thousands of allegedly self-governing CCs in every neighbourhood of every city or town in the country. The initial goal was to address people’s most urgent needs while including them in the decision-making process in their communities.
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    Civil society and participation: a literature review

    2012
    This literature review is divided into six sections. The first section briefly describes the theoretical and empirical background of debates about civil society and participation: the democratization process of the 1980s. The second section examines the first and second generation of studies of the best-known participatory mechanism in Brazil – participatory budgeting (PB).
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    A practical guide to social audit as a participatory tool to strengthen democratic governance, transparency and accountability

    United Nations Development Programme, 2011
    This Practical Guide analyses social auditing experiences around the world and extracts important lessons that intend to provide practical guidance to United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and other United Nations agencies officers, advisers, and partners, as well as development practitioners, donors and governments.
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    Implementing right to information: a case study of Mexico

    World Bank, 2012
    In June 2002, President Vicente Fox (2000-06) signed a landmark transparency bill into law. The adoption of the Access to Public Information and Transparency Law (Transparency Law) was a distinctive moment in Mexican politics. - See more at: http://ella.practicalaction.org/knowledge-new-post/implementing-right-to-information-a-case-study-of-mexico/#sthash.YI41gzoj.dpuf
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    Encouraging parents’ engagement in public education reform

    2013
    Mexico has a large public education system where the ratio of public to private elementary schools is roughly 10:1. Mexico spends more per student than most industrialized nations and yet exhibits the lowest levels of academic achievement, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 2012.
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    Can states continue to govern the new citizenry using old paradigms?: the political challenges of open government in Latin America and the Caribbean

    United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2014
    The concept of Open Government has emerged as a new public policy paradigm. It is a response to the rise of a better-informed and more demanding citizenry, which seeks to influence public service design and provision.

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