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    Making women’s work visible: finance for rural women

    Women's World Banking, 2014
    Globally more than one billion women have no interaction with a bank or financial service provider. Rural women face unique challenges and limitations. They have, on average, lower levels of literacy and education than men, and generally have less freedom within households and communities.
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    Spotlight on arguments: adaptation in semi-arid regions

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
    Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) in Latin America is a large field, with many complimentary issues, such as agroforestry, water management, meteorological forecasting, and even the link between CBA and development itself.
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    Spotlight on key publications: climate change adaptation in mountain ecosystems

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012
    Mountain ecosystems in Central America and the Andean region play an important role in relation to economic activities, ecosystem services and cultural heritage in numerous Latin American countries.
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    Spotlight on publications: adaptation in semi-arid regions

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011
    Community-based responses to climate change build the capacity of populations to adapt in the face of increasing climate variability. This selection highlights some key publications related to Community- Based Adaptation (CBA) in Latin America.
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    Spotlight on publications: Brazil’s ethanol programme

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
    This Spotlight highlights some of the key publications that study, analyse and document Brazil’s ethanol programme. The publications focus on the following specific issues: Brazilian government policies to promote the sector; sustainability issues; expansion, land use and agro-ecological zoning of sugarcane; bagasse, cogeneration and bioelectricity; and advanced biofuels.
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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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