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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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    Spotlight on publications: right to consultation in Latin America

    2013
    Drawing on case study material from across Latin America, the publications in this overview present and analyse progress made on the right to consultation at the regional and national levels, on-going challenges and key lessons learned.
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    Spotlight on publications: smallholder farmers and rural development

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
    The publications presented in this overview represent some of the key resources dealing with a variety of issues related to rural development and small-scale farming in Latin America. The selected publications focus on: Market Access ; Territorial Development ; Rural Development ; Agricultural Productivity ; Reality of Smallholder Farmers ; and Land Use and Rights .
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    Spotlight on publications: social control mechanisms in supreme audit institutions

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011
    Increasingly, Latin American (LA) Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), the agencies in charge of overseeing the use of public resources, are creating mechanisms to involve citizens in the oversight process in order to improve the quality of audits, increase citizens’ trust in public institutions, and ensure their right to participate in public decisions.
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    Spotlight on Publications: Urban Environmental Governance

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012
    Latin American cities are tackling environmental challenges through governance mechanisms and initiatives at the local level. The list of publications contianed in this brief highlights key research, policy analysis, and case studies focusing on the urban environmental governance strategies used in Latin American urban areas.
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    Strengthening bilateral trade and investment relationship Between Latin America and the Philippines: beyond economic diplomacy

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004
    Trade with nontraditional and distant markets has always been regarded as worth exploring in an effort to increase market shares amidst the downside effects of globalization and regional trade cooperation.

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