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- DocumentWomen's World Banking, 2014Globally more than one billion women have no interaction with a bank or financial service provider. Rural women face unique challenges and limitations. They have, on average, lower levels of literacy and education than men, and generally have less freedom within households and communities.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) in Latin America is a large field, with many complimentary issues, such as agroforestry, water management, meteorological forecasting, and even the link between CBA and development itself.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012Mountain ecosystems in Central America and the Andean region play an important role in relation to economic activities, ecosystem services and cultural heritage in numerous Latin American countries.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011Community-based responses to climate change build the capacity of populations to adapt in the face of increasing climate variability. This selection highlights some key publications related to Community- Based Adaptation (CBA) in Latin America.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013This Spotlight highlights some of the key publications that study, analyse and document Brazil’s ethanol programme. The publications focus on the following specific issues: Brazilian government policies to promote the sector; sustainability issues; expansion, land use and agro-ecological zoning of sugarcane; bagasse, cogeneration and bioelectricity; and advanced biofuels.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011By ratifying human rights treaties, States assume obligations and duties under international law to respect, protect and fulfil human rights. But these obligations will do nothing if governments do not allocate public funds to the realisation of those human rights.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) – a Latin American innovation – have now gained fame around the world for their effectiveness in promoting human development, fighting poverty and reducing inequality.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012Citizen participation in governance at the local level has long been acknowledged to play a role in improving public policies. It is seen as enhancing policies’ responsiveness to the population’s needs and their quality, as citizens make creative and innovative proposals to solve development challenges.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2014The publications presented in this Spotlight cover some of the key issues related to city-level climate change mitigation and adaptation in Latin America, with a particular focus on: the prominent role of cities in Latin America; city-level climate mitigation and adaptation in Latin America; greenhouse gas inventories; waste; transportation; disaster preparedness; health; and poverty.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011Latin American countries pioneered the use of Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) to achieve important impacts in human development indicators. This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting and analysing important aspects of the Latin American CCT experience.