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- 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.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012This 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.Document
Spotlight on publications: participation in development projects funded by International Financial InstitutionsEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012In 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.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011Latin American countries pioneered participatory budgeting (PB), an innovative mechanism enabling citizens to decide how public funds will be spent.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012The 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.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013The 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.