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- DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013This 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 ecDocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012Extractive industry investment in Latin America has increased considerably since the early 1990s, especially in the last decade.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012Questions about land use are inextricably related to decisions about where and how to engage in extractive industry activities.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011Many 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.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013Strong 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.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013Indigenous 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.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013Historically, indigenous peoples’ access to health services in Latin America has been limited due to a variety of social, economic and cultural factors.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013In 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.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013The 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.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013The following selection of documents presented in this Spotlight some of the key publications focusing on the microfinance sector in Latin America.