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Evidence and Lessons from Latin America (ELLA) is a knowledge sharing and learning platform, funded by the UK Department for International Development:

  • it shares knowledge of recent Latin American experiences on selected economic, environmental and governance issues
  • it supports learning between Latin American, African and South Asian countries
  • it provides a networking platform for organisations and individuals to link to Latin America

ELLA is synthesising knowledge of Latin American countries’ recent experience on more than 20 policy and practice issues in economic development, environmental management and governance. Some experiences are innovative, others are tried and tested. Themes have been chosen on the basis of topicality, likely demand and known contributions from Latin American countries.

ELLA is managed by a consortium of Southern and Northern based development research and practice organisations. The Latin America regional office of Practical Action Consulting (PAC), based in Lima, Peru, leads ELLA management.A network of three Latin American Regional Centres of Expertise produces the ELLA knowledge materials and leads the Learning Alliances:

  • GRADE, a think tank based in Peru, leads on economic issues
  • SSN Brazil, a research and practice organisation based in Rio de Janeiro, leads on environmental issues – with support from IIED-AL, Argentina
  • Fundar, a research and advocacy organisation based in Mexico, leads on governance issues

Evidence and Lessons from Latin America Resources

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Library Resource
January, 2014
Latin America and the Caribbean

In Latin America, government interventions in land grabbing processes provide some preliminary lessons on dealing with this phenomenon, while highlighting some serious threats.

Library Resource
January, 2012
Latin America and the Caribbean

Extractive industry investment in Latin America has increased considerably since the early 1990s, especially in the last decade. Expansion of extractive activities into new territory has led to new rounds of conflict and contestation in the region, including over resource use and control, territorial occupation, relationships between existing rural livelihoods, and extractive investment and conservation versus extraction.

Library Resource
January, 2012
Latin America and the Caribbean

Questions about land use are inextricably related to decisions about where and how to engage in extractive industry activities. Latin American countries have dealt with a range of land-related challenges, from land use planning and consent for securing access to land, to special considerations for indigenous peoples and environmental conservation, all of which have important implications for governments and local communities. This selection highlights some of the key publications dealing with issues of extractive industries and land use in Latin America

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