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    Spotlight on publications: budgets and human rights

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011
    By ratifying human rights treaties, States assume obligations and duties under international law to respect, protect and fulfil human rights. But these obligations will do nothing if governments do not allocate public funds to the realisation of those human rights.
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    Spotlight on publications: citizen oversight of conditional cash transfer programmes

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012
    Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) – a Latin American innovation – have now gained fame around the world for their effectiveness in promoting human development, fighting poverty and reducing inequality.
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    Spotlight on publications: citizen participation in local governance in Latin America

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012
    Citizen participation in governance at the local level has long been acknowledged to play a role in improving public policies. It is seen as enhancing policies’ responsiveness to the population’s needs and their quality, as citizens make creative and innovative proposals to solve development challenges.
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    Spotlight on publications: city-level climate change adaptation and mitigation

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2014
    The publications presented in this Spotlight cover some of the key issues related to city-level climate change mitigation and adaptation in Latin America, with a particular focus on: the prominent role of cities in Latin America; city-level climate mitigation and adaptation in Latin America; greenhouse gas inventories; waste; transportation; disaster preparedness; health; and poverty.
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    Spotlight on publications: conditional cash transfers

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011
    Latin American countries pioneered the use of Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) to achieve important impacts in human development indicators. This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting and analysing important aspects of the Latin American CCT experience.
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    Spotlight on publications: disaster risk management in Latin American cities

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
    This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting and analysing some of the main aspects of the Latin American experience with disaster risk management (DRM) in cities: links and relationships between urban poverty and disasters; the importance of regulatory frameworks, institutions and governance; the challenges and opportunities of building resilient cities; the political ec
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    Spotlight on publications: extractive industries and conflict management

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012
    Extractive industry investment in Latin America has increased considerably since the early 1990s, especially in the last decade.
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    Spotlight on publications: extractive industries and land use

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012
    Questions about land use are inextricably related to decisions about where and how to engage in extractive industry activities.
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    Spotlight on publications: extractive industry investment policies

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011
    Many Latin American countries are rich with natural resources like oil, gas and minerals, and they have a wealth of experience to share in terms of the investment policies they have pursued to develop their extractive industries.
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    Spotlight on publications: human rights in Latin America

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
    Strong national human rights institutions, an active regional human rights court, a human rights approach to budgeting and strategic litigation by civil society: these are just some of the innovative approaches Latin American countries are taking to improve human rights across the region.

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