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Agricultural supply chain risk assessment in the Caribbean (English)

A rapid agricultural supply chain risk assessment, recently developed by the World Bank, constitutes a useful tool for a system-wide approach to identify risks, risk exposure, the severity of potential loses, and options for risk management either by supply chain participants (individually or collectively) or by third parties (government). ... See More +

Brief 76204 MAR 01, 2013

Carballo, Diego Arias; Reis, Laura dos Disclosed

Managing agricultural weather risks in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil (English)

Agriculture plays an important role in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Most of its production depends on small family-owned farms, which are greatly exposed to climatic and price shocks. ... See More +

Brief 78236 MAR 01, 2013

Carballo, Diego Arias; Leiva, Juan Jose; Sy, Abdoulaye; Traore, Nouhoum; Manfredi, Federico Disclosed

The agricultural insurance market in the Caribbean (English)

Agricultural insurance is a tool to manage agricultural production risks and help producers reduce the effects of negative shocks and improve the allocation of resources. ... See More +

Brief 76205 MAR 01, 2013

Carballo, Diego Arias; Reis, Laura dos Disclosed

Governance of multi-sectoral interventions to promote healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has been experiencing a rapid demographic and epidemiological transition which has important health and economic consequences. ... See More +

Brief 75189 JAN 01, 2013

Bonilla-Chacin, Maria E. Disclosed

Improving governance and management of health systems : partnerships and observatories in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Public health observatories proactively investigate health issues to provide robust analytical evidence to policy makers. This type of organization has different characteristics from other public health institutions, such as information-gathering bodies, academic public health departments, or state employed public health practitioners. ... See More +

Brief 74921 DEC 01, 2012

Cortez, Rafael; Ferl, Katharina Disclosed

The decade of action for road safety 2011-2020 : lessons from Argentina (English)

The United Nations decade of action for road safety 2011-2020 sets an ambitious goal to stabilize and then reduce by half the predicted level of traffic fatalities in low and middle-income countries by 2020. ... See More +

Brief 75188 DEC 01, 2012

Raffo, Veronica; Bliss, Tony Disclosed

Universal health coverage and litigation in Latin America (English)

In recent years, several middle-income Latin American countries have seen a steep increase in the number of cases litigating access to curative services and inputs. ... See More +

Brief 72688 JUL 01, 2012

Iunes, Roberto; Cubillos-Turriago, Leonardo; Escobar, Maria-Luisa Disclosed

MDGs 4 and 5 : maternal and child health/reproductive health in LAC (English)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region fares well on achievement of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets when compared with other regions, but the region has great disparities between and within countries on these goals. ... See More +

Brief 72687 JUN 01, 2012

Gordillo-Tobar, Amparo Disclosed

Promoting healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes mellitus and chronic respiratory diseases generate a heavy burden in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. ... See More +

Brief 71403 MAY 01, 2012

Bonilla Chacin, Maria Eugenia Spanish Disclosed

Promoting healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean : Promocion de estilos de vida saludable en America Latina y el Caribe (Spanish)

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes mellitus and chronic respiratory diseases generate a heavy burden in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. ... See More +

Brief 71403 MAY 01, 2012

Bonilla Chacin, Maria Eugenia English Disclosed

Innovative training in cocoa agroforestry : the farmer field schools of Nicaragua (English)

The World Bank, with the financial support of the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF), is implementing the Alternative Indigenous and Afro-Descendants and Agroforestry Project (COCOA-RAAN) in the indigenous and Afro-descended (Miskito) regions of Nicaragua. ... See More +

Brief 68266 MAR 01, 2012

Gonzalez, Mary Lisbeth Disclosed

Women leaders in the management of irrigation : a source of inspiration for the Sierra of Peru : Mujeres lideres en la gestion del riego : una fuente de inspiracion para la Sierra del Peru (Spanish)

This brief points out that in Peru many leadership positions at all levels of business, public and private, are occupied by men (over 75 percent). ... See More +

Brief 68507 DEC 01, 2011

Chinarro, Lara; Hidrogo, Carmen; De Nys, Erwin Disclosed

Creating more livable cities : the case of the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area (English)

Despite Rio de Janeiro's privileged position as Brazil's historical capital (from the eighteenth century until 1960) and as a major center for tourism, culture, and education, the city and its region (collectively known as the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro) confronted significant challenges during the final decades of the twentieth century. ... See More +

Brief 68265 DEC 01, 2011

Palladini, Eric Disclosed

Non-communicable diseases in Jamaica : moving from prescription to prevention (English)

Reducing the burden of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Jamaica is a national policy. The Government of Jamaica has recognized the importance of preventing and controlling NCDs and created the National Health Fund (NHF) to reduce the cost of treating them by providing free or subsidized medicines to patients with NCD conditions and finance some prevention programs. ... See More +

Brief 65101 SEP 01, 2011

Chao, Shiyan; Carpio, Carmen; Geyndt, Willy de Disclosed

Fostering inclusive rural innovation : the case of INCAGRO in Peru (English)

Both women and indigenous peoples face key barriers that limit their capacity to access and benefit from development projects. In a country like Peru where women and indigenous peoples represent a large share of the rural poor, integrating proactive measures into project design is crucial to reach these populations. ... See More +

Brief 65100 AUG 01, 2011

Ramirez, Ana Francisca; De Nys, Erwin; Elizabeth Dasso, Maria Disclosed

Together towards transparency : lessons from the implementation of the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (Cost) pilot in Guatemala (English)

Publicly financed construction is a key driver for economic growth and poverty reduction worldwide. At the same time, it is a sector unusually prone to corruption, not least due to large opportunities for rent extraction and the technical complexity of infrastructure investments. ... See More +

Brief 63662 JUN 01, 2011

Schuster, Christian; Abreu, Anabela Disclosed

Desarrollo inclusivo : la experiencia de VIH-Sida y discapacidad en Centroamérica (Spanish)

The Regional Program on HIV-AIDS in Central America undertook the implementation of collaborative and inclusive actions on HIV-AIDS and Disability. ... See More +

Brief 63661 MAR 01, 2011

Berman Bieler, Rosangela; Meresman, Sergio; Galván Olrich, José Guillermo; Rodríguez, Elizabeth Disclosed

Cutting costs, boosting quality and collecting data real-time - lessons from a cell phone-based beneficiary survey to strengthen Guatemala's conditional cash transfer program (English)

A 2010 country governance and Anti-Corruption (CGAC) funded pilot in Guatemala employed entry-level mobile phones in conjunction with Episurveyor, a free, web-based software for data collection, to drastically reduce costs, facilitate accuracy and accelerate implementation of a nationally-representative beneficiary survey of Guatemala's conditional cash transfer program. ... See More +

Brief 60356 FEB 01, 2011

Schuster, Christian; Perez Brito, Carlos Disclosed

A lesson in trust yields big rewards in Panama procurement : $20 million saved in one contract in 2009 alone (English)

This brief includes the following heading: introduction; a bottom-up success; fuel for the future; procurement: where the rubber hits the road; and miles to go. ... See More +

Brief 60355 FEB 01, 2011

Disclosed

Supporting innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean : successful examples of technology transfer promotion (English)

Limited innovation in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries impairs the region's potential to grow and improve its living standards. Ever since the seminal research of Solow (1957), economists have known that technological change, and not only factor accumulation, is critical to growth. ... See More +

Brief 59602 NOV 01, 2010

Lasagabaster, Esperanza; Reddy, Rekha Disclosed

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Agricultural supply chain risk assessment in the Caribbean (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 76204 Brief
Managing agricultural weather risks in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 78236 Brief
The agricultural insurance market in the Caribbean (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 76205 Brief
Governance of multi-sectoral interventions to promote healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75189 Brief
Improving governance and management of health systems : partnerships and observatories in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 74921 Brief
The decade of action for road safety 2011-2020 : lessons from Argentina (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 75188 Brief
Universal health coverage and litigation in Latin America (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 72688 Brief
MDGs 4 and 5 : maternal and child health/reproductive health in LAC (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 72687 Brief
Promoting healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 71403 Brief Spanish
Promoting healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean : Promocion de estilos de vida saludable en America Latina y el Caribe (Spanish)
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MAY 01, 2012 71403 Brief English
Innovative training in cocoa agroforestry : the farmer field schools of Nicaragua (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 68266 Brief
Women leaders in the management of irrigation : a source of inspiration for the Sierra of Peru : Mujeres lideres en la gestion del riego : una fuente de inspiracion para la Sierra del Peru (Spanish)
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DEC 01, 2011 68507 Brief
Creating more livable cities : the case of the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 68265 Brief
Non-communicable diseases in Jamaica : moving from prescription to prevention (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 65101 Brief
Fostering inclusive rural innovation : the case of INCAGRO in Peru (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 65100 Brief
Together towards transparency : lessons from the implementation of the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (Cost) pilot in Guatemala (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 63662 Brief
Desarrollo inclusivo : la experiencia de VIH-Sida y discapacidad en Centroamérica (Spanish)
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MAR 01, 2011 63661 Brief
Cutting costs, boosting quality and collecting data real-time - lessons from a cell phone-based beneficiary survey to strengthen Guatemala's conditional cash transfer program (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 60356 Brief
A lesson in trust yields big rewards in Panama procurement : $20 million saved in one contract in 2009 alone (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 60355 Brief
Supporting innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean : successful examples of technology transfer promotion (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 59602 Brief