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    Socioeconomic Impact of Broadband in Latin American and Caribbean Countries

    Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), 2012
    Broadband plays a key role in society, impacting GDP, productivity, and employment. In the Latin American and Caribbean region, which is characterized by low broadband penetration costly Internet connection, low usage, and sporadic adoption of mobile technology, a major goal for governments is to universalize access to and usage of broadband.
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    Effectiveness of international anticorruption conventions on domestic policy changes in Latin America

    2012
    This study evaluates the effectiveness of Transparency International Latin America and Caribbean Department (TI - LAC) Conventions Program’s strategy . This strategy tries to generate a dynamic stimulus for the effective implementation of the Inter - American Convention against Corruption ( IACC ) and the United Nations ’ Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in the Americas.
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    Taxes, transfers, and income redistribution in Latin America

    World Bank, 2012
    How much reduction in inequality and poverty does Latin America accomplish through taxes and transfers? How progressive are revenue-collection and social-spending patterns? This new 'Inequality in Focus' Brief from the World Bank's Poverty Reduction and Equity Department explores these questions.
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    Open government and targeted transparency: trends and challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean

    Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), 2013
    Transparency and integrity are key factors in consolidating democratic governance and deepening the modernization of the state. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has been supporting country efforts to achieve open government, providing technical support and knowledge on transparency in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region.
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    The outlook for agriculture and rural development in the Americas: a perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean 2013

    United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2013
    Ever since the increase in food prices in 2007-2008 raised the alarm about the sustainability of global food security, agriculture has been a major focus of public attention.
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    The next global breadbasket: how Latin America can feed the world: a call to action for addressing challenges & developing solutions

    Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), 2014
    Addressing humanity’s great challenge — finding sustainable ways to feed rapidly increasing numbers of people around the world — is Latin America’s great opportunity.
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    Microfinance market trends in Latin America and the Caribbean 2008-2013

    Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), 2014
    This report uses a sample which includes data from 58 institutions from December 31 of each year between 2008 and 2013, representing 59% of the total borrowers and 62% of the gross loan portfolio of the region regularly reporting to MIX. All the data is available in a spreadsheet that can be downloaded from the MIX website.
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    Open cities: the case of Montevideo

    2015
    This paper argues that policy objectives, resources, availability of data and technology play a role determining how open data ecosystems work. For open data policies to become an enabler of a more inclusive and open city different incentives and resources are needed.
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    Local perspectives on climate change: participatory video in Somotillo, Nicaragua

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2015
    Participatory Video is a methodology premised on particular attitudes and behaviors that value collective and consensual decision-making and equalized power relations, seeking local solutions to local problems, through coming together, reflecting, communicating, and taking positive action.
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    Informality and inclusive growth

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2015
    This paper is a working document, and the first stage in the conduct of a joint research in the topic of informality and inclusive growth. The research will study the cases of Colombia and South Africa and analyse to what extent these lessons can be applied to other countries in Africa and Latin America.

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