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.
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.
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.
A case study of Peru’s experience with Results-Based Budgeting provides insight for developing a sustainable Early Childhood Development policy.
The following article by Sarah Stanton, Michelle Guzmán and Lucila Malnatti hopes to make the case for a regional approach to improving teacher policy in Latin America and the Caribbean, to establish priorities in teacher excellence and address them collectively.
Measuring the Impact of Covid-19 on Children under Six in Latin America – Mapping Surveys in Progress and Systematizing Lessons Learned
This report synthesizes the results of a study on the surveys implemented in the region to measure the impact of the pandemic on early childhood.
El 6 de noviembre, 2020, se realizó un foro virtual con el propósito de dar a conocer las recomendaciones contenidas en la Declaración del Foro Regional a representantes del gobierno en primera infancia de las 32 entidades federativas en México.
In this report, we review virtual degree programs from seven countries to evaluate the availability and viability of online learning as an option for teacher training in LAC.
El 11 de noviembre, 2020 se realizó un foro virtual con expertos y representates del gobierno en primera infancia en Colombia con el propósito de discutir las recomendaciones de la Declaración del Foro Regional de Calidad.
Going Local: An Assessment of China’s Administrative-Level Activity in Latin America and the Caribbean
Chinese government, quasi-governmental, and commercial representatives are engaging with growing frequency at the local level in LAC. This new report examines the evolving nature of China-LAC subnational engagement.