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- DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2015In the last twenty-five years, there has been growing recognition both from the academic and activist communities that domestic violence is a public issue worthy of attention. The response has largely been the enactment of domestic violence laws across many different countries both in Africa and Latin America.Document
Determinants of gaps in horizontal accountability of executive to legislative bodies in Latin America and AfricaEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2015Accountability expresses the concern for checks and oversight, for surveillance and institutional constraints on the exercise of power. In democracies, Congress (Latin America) or Parliament (Africa) is expected to exercise the role of monitoring and providing control on the Executive branch.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2015The limited nature of mineral resources and demands of the extractive sector require policymakers to find mechanisms to maximise the sector’s benefits.DocumentUnited Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2014Taking account of the substantial increase in female labour market participation that has occurred throughout the Latin American region, this article describes policies adopted with the aim of reconciling work and family responsibilities between 2003 and 2013, and the implications of their design for socioeconomic and gender equity.Document
Development strategies of Latin American and Caribbean countries and the green economy approach: a comparative analysisUnited Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2013The UN-led global debate on green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, culminating at the Rio+20 Summit, presented a unique opportunity for nations to examine different development models, highlight their successes and learn from their neighboursDocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013Throughout most of the 19th and 20th centuries, the reality of indigenous communities has largely been one of political subjugation and economic exploitation. The aim of Latin American nation-states was largely to make indigenous communities disappear and integrate their members into the national culture.Document
FIELD Brief 18: Increasing impact with savings-linked conditional cash transfers – experiences from Latin AmericamicroLINKS,, 2012Government social protection programs in 30 countries provide conditional cash transfers (CCTs) to economically disadvantaged families who meet certain requirements (conditions), such as sending their children to school regularly, participating in nutrition programs, and visiting health clinics.DocumentBanco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), 2013In the past decade, parliaments have shown increasing activism in the budget process by demanding more information about the government's performance in managing public resources. Nevertheless, in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), parliaments face important challenges, taking an effective part in the budget process and in fiscal policy management.Document
The employment situation in Latin America and the Caribbean: challenges and innovations in labour trainingUnited Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2014In recent decades, vocational training institutes in Latin America and the Caribbean have made progress in finding responses to the challenges arising from the economic, production and technological changes taking place in the region.Document2014In late 2013, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) conducted a multisectoral public opinion survey in five Latin American cities to better understand the way citizens perceive the quality of life, the needs of urban infrastructure and the standards of public services.