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The shift toward a green economy in Latin America and the Caribbean poses key challenges for small- and medium-sized firms, which make up 98% of all businesses and employ more than 65% of the region's workforce. This project will examine policy
This project will generate innovative ideas for sustainable agricultural intensification (SAI) in Latin America and the Caribbean. SAI aims to produce more food and agriculture outputs and to use them more efficiently, while reducing environmental
The coastal area of Cartagena, an important tourist destination in Colombia, is home to several poor communities that rely on artisanal fishing (small-scale, traditional fishing techniques) and local tourism. This research project will generate
To protect livelihoods and human health in Africa and Asia, animals must be healthy. This project will allow international development partners to enhance global knowledge about animal health and vaccine innovations. It will also pave the way for
Despite recent growth, almost half of Latin America's urban workers work in informal jobs. These can be jobs with no social security coverage, for example. This project will provide funds for Latin American labour economists to participate in
This project will evaluate progress on the issue of non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention and control in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) against political commitments.
The impact of NCDs in the Caribbean
Over the past 50
Impact evaluations are increasingly used by researchers and governments to gather evidence about the actual or likely impacts of a particular policy or program. This project seeks to increase technical capacities in impact evaluation among Latin
This project will propose concrete recommendations, based on applied research that will help Latin America's border regions tackle illicit drug activity. The project team will establish a network of researchers across
This project aims to promote evidence-based policies for improving livestock production, environmental sustainability, and health in the Bolivian Altiplano's rural communities.
Traditional farming under threat in Bolivia
This funding will support 12 Think Tank Initiative (TTI) grantees' organization-specific or collaborative efforts that contribute to achieving their long-term goals in Latin America.
About the Opportunity Fund
In December 2013,