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    Spotlight on publications: indigenous and ethnic minority rights

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
    Indigenous and ethnic minorities are recognised under international law as a collective group with a shared identify and specific rights that governments should protect and guarantee via national frameworks and innovative public policies.
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    Spotlight on publications: intercultural health policies in Latin America

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
    Historically, indigenous peoples’ access to health services in Latin America has been limited due to a variety of social, economic and cultural factors.
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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: labour market policies in Latin America

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
    The publications presented in this Spotlight represent some of the key resources dealing with issues related to labour market policies in Latin America. The selected publications focus on the following topics: Gender and Labour; Impact Evaluations; Labour Intermediation Services; Active and Passive Labour Market Policies and Programmes; and Labour Market Regulations and Development.
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    Spotlight on publications: Latin American microfinance

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
    The following selection of documents presented in this Spotlight some of the key publications focusing on the microfinance sector in Latin America.
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    Spotlight on publications: national human rights institutions in Latin America

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012
    This Spotlight presents a selection of publications that assess the main features, history, work and impact of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in Latin America. Selected by human rights experts at Fundar , these publications highlight a variety of Latin American experiences in which NHRIs have had a significant impact on promoting and defending human rights.
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    Spotlight on publications: participation in development projects funded by International Financial Institutions

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012
    In Latin America and other regions, many large-scale development projects, such as infrastructure or extractive industries initiatives, are financed by international financial institutions (IFIs) and have the potential for diverse social and environmental impacts.
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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: public procurement and disclosure of public officials’ personal assets

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012
    The selection of publications highlighted here 2012showcases how public officials and civil society organisations in Latin America have dealt with the challenges of opening public procurement procedures and public officials’ personal assets to citizen scrutiny.
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    Spotlight on publications: pursuing a green economy in Latin America

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
    The green economy is a development model based on principles of ecological economics and sustainability. Despite the lack of international treaties that formalise green economic principles, some countries have made substantial progress towards transforming specific sectors, with Latin America leading some of these efforts.

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