Uncertain Times for the Americas: Perspectives on a Way Forward is the report of the 21st Annual CAF Conference.
Si bien Chile cuenta con una política de desarrollo nacional con reconocimiento legal y sostenibilidad institucional, así como con mecanismos de evaluación del desarrollo de la primera infancia, queda mucho por hacer para mejorar la articulación interministerial, la efectividad de los estándares de calidad, el uso efectivo de los datos de las mediciones de desarrollo infantil, y la colaboración formal entre distintos actores.
In the past fifteen years, the Costa Rican education system has enacted important efforts in areas such as curricular reforms, better training and salary increases for in-service teachers, investments in infrastructure, support for vulnerable student populations and increases in teacher accreditation. However, there are actions and linkages remaining to achieve this qualitative jump.
Despite recent advances, the Panamanian education system continues to suffer from chronic problems, and, increasingly, education has become a national concern. This report evaluates the current state of teacher policies and offers a set of recommendations for addressing existing challenges and bottlenecks.
Teacher quality is one of the variables that most influences educational outcomes. Shanghai, one of the best-performing education systems in the world, has a complex teacher policy framework that emphasizes high entry standards and continuous improvement. What lessons can Shanghai’s teacher policies offer Central America?
Since 2010, a series of Chinese government policies has supported the development of increasingly high quality Latin American and other area studies centers across the country, primarily in an effort to inform China’s foreign policy-making.
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.
Improving grid management, expanding fiscal incentives for renewable technologies, and improving the land consultation process will open the door to the large Mexican renewable energy market.
Though migration has continued, it has done so at a declining rate. In fact, overall growth in the migrant population in the United States has been offset by large numbers of deportations. This memo analyzes recent trends in Central American migration, starting with a brief historical context and moving on to current developments. It considers geographical divisions, reasons for migrating, and growth in the overall migrant population. It also addresses why the numbers of apprehensions are different from the numbers of people migrating. Finally, it considers implications of these current trends for Central American countries.
The next few years will see a major shift in the hemispheric natural gas trade, as increased US LNG exports increasingly displace volumes from other exporters.
Findings and recommendations to strengthen teacher policies in Argentina.
The rapid rise of the private security industry is an inevitable byproduct of high levels of crime and violence in the region, and brings a new set of challenges to citizen security in Latin America.
China’s record of lending in LAC continues to surpass that of other banks, even though policy banks issued only $9 billion to the region in 2017.
A new report by the Inter-American Dialogue analyzes the challenges to environmentally and socially sustainable development of the oil and mining sectors in Colombia and raises important questions for policymakers, such as where extractive industries should be permitted to operate, who should be responsible for oversight and how to make operations more environmentally sustainable.
A reform agenda for the Organization of American States.