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A Commitment to Family: Remittances and Covid-19

This report from the Migration, Remittances & Development Program presents the findings of a survey carried out with more than 1,000 US immigrants from eight Latin American and Caribbean nationalities during the Covid-19 pandemic. The study identifies critical aspects that shaped migrants’ experiences in 2020 and early 2021, and, more importantly, the determinants of continuing to send money back home in times of crisis. 

Manuel Orozco, Kathryn Klaas

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El Salvador: Informe de Progreso de Políticas de Primera Infancia

El Salvador ha hecho grandes esfuerzos para implementar nuevas políticas públicas para responder a las necesidades de los niños y niñas en su país. Este informe, elaborado por UNICEF El Salvador y el Diálogo Interamericano, analiza el progreso de políticas de primera infancia en El Salvador.

Jaime David Ayala, UNICEF El Salvador, Diálogo Interamericano, Jimmy Vasquez

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State of Charge: Energy Storage in Latin America and the Caribbean

Energy storage is a class of technologies that is diverse, complex, and rapidly evolving. Policymakers in Latin America and the Caribbean will need to acquire a strong grasp of the technical characteristics and benefits of these technologies, the services they can provide, and the most relevant regional and power market applications for each technology, according to this report authored by experts from the Inter-American Dialogue and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham, Ariel Yépez-García, Edwin Malagón

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Energy and Mining in the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest, one of the world’s most important ecosystems, faces environmental impacts from hydroelectric dams, oil and gas drilling sites, and mining projects. A new database and analysis by the Inter-American Dialogue reveals that state-owned enterprises, as well as small and mid-sized international companies from a handful of countries, operate the largest share of such projects in the Amazon region, meaning these companies have a substantial influence over the implementation of environmental and social safeguards.

Lisa Viscidi, Sarah Phillips

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How to Strengthen Collaboration Between Civil Society and the Public Sector: Challenges and Opportunities for Strategic Collaboration Post-Pandemic

The following document developed by the Dialogue’s Civil Society Working Group, details the main challenges and opportunities for collaboration in education between public sector entities and civil society as well as 5 recommendations on for strengthening those collaboration post-pandemic.

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The Covid-19 Pandemic and Prison Policy in Latin America

This report from the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program posits that policy reforms adopted out of necessity during the pandemic in regards to prison policy, some of which were considered politically unpalatable before the Covid-19 emergency, offer important lessons and in some cases proof of concept for overdue shifts in prison policy.

María Luisa Romero, Azul Hidalgo Solá, Luisa Stalman

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US-Mexico Forum 2025: Energy and Sustainability Report

The world is in a transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 that will change the way we use and produce energy and shape the sustainability of our planet. This paper, published by UC San Diego, addresses how Mexico and the United States can use their energy resources to deliver jobs, economic prosperity, and social justice at this transformational juncture in history, examining three areas fundamental to the US-Mexico energy relationship: sustainability; hydrocarbons; and gas, power, and renewables.

Lisa Viscidi, Carlos Pascual, Angélica Ruiz, David Crisostomo, Samantha Gross, Verónica Irastorza, Alejandra León, Jeremy Martin, John McNeece, Isabel Studer

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Shifting Gears: Chinese Finance in LAC, 2020

China Development Bank and the Export-Import Bank of China issued no new finance to Latin American and Caribbean governments or state-run companies in 2020.

Margaret Myers, Rebecca Ray

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The Demand for a Post-Pandemic Evaluation Agenda

The following document presents five recommendations developed by the Dialogue’s Civil Society Working Group on conducting educational assessments during school reopening after the pandemic.

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Results-Based Budgeting for Early Childhood Development – The Case of Peru

A case study of Peru’s experience with Results-Based Budgeting provides insight for developing a sustainable Early Childhood Development policy.

Roger Salhuana Cavides, Ariela María de los Milagros Luna Florez, Luis Cordero, Atipay, Innovación para la Gestión

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