This report looks at English language instruction at the technical and professional education levels in six Latin American countries: Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, and Uruguay.
The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare fundamental weaknesses in political leadership, coordination, and health policy integration in the Western Hemisphere. The current geopolitical divides undermined the few mechanisms that were in place for effective cooperation on health governance. This white paper presented by the Inter-American Health Task Force, aims to understand better the lessons and challenges of the regional response to Covid-19 and appraise, in retrospect, how they were addressed and how they could have been addressed. The paper also makes specific recommendations. These recommendations are grouped into five areas geared toward improving cooperation and coordination in health policy to support regional Covid-19 response and recovery, as well as future health emergencies.
In this report, the members of the Education Technology and Innovation Working Group call to continue investing in the innovative efforts that have been observed during this difficult period and to turn them into transformative, long-term strategies.
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.
Este estudio presenta un marco de competencias para el personal de cuidado y educación como punto de partida común sobre el cual cada uno de los países de la región pueda incorporar estos componentes en sus planes de formación y certificación.
Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships to Expand Higher Education Collaboration and Academic Exchange in the Americas
This impact study evaluates the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund success in achieving its goals to expand higher education collaboration and academic exchange in the Americas.
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.
The Working Group on Technology and Innovation in Education presents and analyzes the effective implementation and use of Education Management Information Systems (EMIS) 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.
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.
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.
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.
“It Is Urgent to Recover the Learning and Wellbeing of Students” – A Call from the Latin American Coalition for Teaching Excellence
The Latin American Coalition for Teaching Excellence affirms the need to support teachers in the reopening of schools and presents seven recommendations to do so in a safe and comprehensive manner.
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.
The EdTech Working Group presents the main challenges and lessons learned in the use of technology to support teachers before and during the pandemic.