Analysis

Will the New US Aid Plan for Central America Be Successful?

Will Central American governments spend the money effectively? Do the countries in the isthmus have a good plan to fight the drug cartels?

Francisco Altschul, Francisco Villagrán de León, Kevin Casas-Zamora, James M. Meyer

US-Latin America Energy Investment

While the Trump administration’s “America first” policies are aimed primarily at giving higher priority to national security and economic growth for the United States, the White House’s approach will have impacts on energy relations with the rest of the hemisphere that should also be considered.

Lisa Viscidi, Rebecca O’Connor

Reports ˙

The Future of Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

A new report from the Education program analyzes trends in education policy and outcomes, as well as in development assistance and investment. It identifies spaces for US-LAC partnership for new and continued engagement.

Sarah Stanton, Ariel Fiszbein

Reports ˙ ˙ Download Report

Lisa Viscidi speaking during the event Video

Viscidi: Biden’s climate foreign policy “should start with Latin America”

On February 2, the Embassy of Argentina in the United States and the World Resources Institute hosted an event at which Lisa Viscidi spoke about how the Biden administration could engage with Argentina, and with Latin America and the Caribbean more broadly, on areas such as clean energy, climate change adaptation, and conservation.

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙ ˙ Embassy of Argentina in the United States

Eric Jacobstein speaking

Alumnus in the News: Eric Jacobstein

Dialogue alumnus Eric Jacobstein joins the Biden-Harris Administration as a senior advisor to the Latin America and Caribbean Bureau in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Eric Jacobstein

Alumni in the News ˙

Michael Camilleri

Alumnus in the News: Michael Camilleri

Dialogue alumnus Michael Camilleri joined the Biden-Harris Administration as a senior advisor to Administrator-designate Samantha Power at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He will lead a new USAID task force on the Northern Triangle of Central America.

Michael Camilleri

Alumni in the News ˙

Climate Change in the Northern Triangle: Recommendations for US Assistance

The countries of Central America’s Northern Triangle—El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras—are especially vulnerable to the severe and worsening impacts of climate change. This policy brief, the first in a series of three publications, describes the main challenges and provides broad recommendations for the US strategy on climate change adaptation in the region. It is based on inputs from the Task Force on Climate Change in the Northern Triangle, coordinated by the Inter-American Dialogue.

Reports ˙ ˙ Climate Change in the Northern Triangle: Recommendations for US Assistance