Evidence and Lessons from Latin America (ELLA)

ELLA is a knowledge sharing and learning platform, funded by the UK Department for International Development:
  • it shares knowledge of recent Latin American experiences on selected economic, environmental and governance issues
  • it supports learning between Latin American, African and South Asian countries
  • it provides a networking platform for organisations and individuals to link to Latin America
ELLA is synthesising knowledge of Latin American countries’ recent experience on more than 20 policy and practice issues in economic development, environmental management and governance. Some experiences are innovative, others are tried and tested. Themes have been chosen on the basis of topicality, likely demand and known contributions from Latin American countries.

ELLA is managed by a consortium of Southern and Northern based development research and practice organisations. The Latin America regional office of Practical Action Consulting (PAC), based in Lima, Peru, leads ELLA management.A network of three Latin American Regional Centres of Expertise produces the ELLA knowledge materials and leads the Learning Alliances:
  • GRADE, a think tank based in Peru, leads on economic issues
  • SSN Brazil, a research and practice organisation based in Rio de Janeiro, leads on environmental issues – with support from IIED-AL, Argentina
  • Fundar, a research and advocacy organisation based in Mexico, leads on governance issues