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New research aims to help control malaria in one watershed in northern Peru.
Malaria is widespread in Peru's arid North Coast because of the extensive irrigation required to support rice paddies. Rice growing in the region accounts for
Think tanks in Brazil and India are joining forces to examine the factors behind wage inequality in their countries and propose policy options to reduce inequality in labour markets.
While these two economies have succeeded in reducing
Across Latin America, water consumption is increasing significantly due to population growth and economic growth. Higher temperatures and less precipitation as a result of climate change are expected to diminish water availability and intensify
South America needs governance models that can enable better development approaches to social inclusion, health equity, and environmental management. Recent international conferences have emphasized the need for approaches bridging collective health
Despite a consensus that organized crime in Latin America is growing in scope and geographic reach, there is little research on the impact of organized crime on social, economic, and democratic development. This project builds an evidence base
Guatemala is one of the most violent countries in the world. Guatemalans of every age, class and ethnicity confront violence daily in every part of the national territory. According to statistics kept by the police and the human rights ombudsman,
Canadian specialists are contributing to research examining the risks to and vulnerability of wetland areas along the Atlantic coast of South America.
These areas along the coastline protect ecosystems provide flood control, stabilize
Even before it was hit by a devastating earthquake in January 2010, Haiti's children suffered some of the worst rates of undernutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean. According to UNICEF, in 2005, one out of every three children under five was
Development luminaries like Jeffrey Sachs and Muhammad Yunus espouse the importance of broadband networks for promoting development. But where's the evidence to support the theory?
Despite a strong national and regional push to expand
The services sector is increasingly important to the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean, but productivity remains relatively low. Boosting innovation in services will be central to improving the performance of this sector and the economy