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Spotlight series: IGARAPÉ

The Igarapé Institute was formed in 2011 to raise the level of debate and action on issues of security and development in Brazil, across the Americas and in the South. The name, Igarapé, is a local indigenous word for "small river". The Institute sees its role as a channel linking global decision makers with local actors and a broker bringing Brazil. Here we turn look at the Igarapé Institute, as part of our Spotlight series profiling research organisations based in developing countries.

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Driving, connecting and communicating: the many roles of national government in climate adaptation planning
Climate and Development Knowledge Network 2017
Climate change is one of the most significant challenges to the Caribbean’s future prosperity. The impacts of climate change on economically important sectors such as tourism, agriculture and fishing threaten Caribbean na...
Climate impacts on agriculture and tourism: the case for climate resilient investment in the Caribbean
Climate and Development Knowledge Network 2017
For the Caribbean, climate change is not tomorrow’s problem. The threats it poses are neither distant nor abstract – they are already apparent. In recent years, hurricanes have caused major damage in countries such a...
Repositioning Chinese development finance in Latin America: opportunities for green finance
F. Yuan; K. P. Gallagher / Global Economic Governance Initiative, Boston University 2016
China is one of the largest creditors of Latin American and the Caribbean and has loaned the region more than $125 billion since 2005. However, the  composition of China’s financing in the region has been concentrate...
Inclusive social protection in Latin America: a comprehensive, rights-based approach
S. Cecchini; R. Martínez / United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean 2017
Owing to continuing severe problems in Latin America, including poverty, inequality, vulnerability, unemployment and informal employment, which worsened during the crisis of late 2008 and early 2009, Latin American countries m...
Forest governance in Latin America: strategies for implementing REDD
M. Aguilar-Støen; F. Toni; C. Hirsch / Springerlink 2016
Global interest in and attention to forests have grown as concerns about global warming and climate change have taken a heightened position in international policy debates. Forests have been repositioned in international arenas as rep...
Changing elites, institutions and environmental governance
B. Bull; M. Aguilar-Støen / Springerlink 2016
The topic of elites has always been controversial in Latin American social sciences. Elites have been studied indirectly as landowners, capitalists, business-leaders or politicians, and have also been approached directly using concept...
Human development and poverty reduction in developing countries
O. Attanasio / Department for International Development, UK 2016
The main objectives of the research financed by the DfID/ESRC grant have been: i) to better understand the processes through which human capital is accumulated in developing countries; and, ii) how this process can lead to the reducti...
Developing beans that can beat the heat
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research 2015
In Africa and Latin America, the production of beans ( Phaseolus vulgaris ) is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts, which include higher temperatures and more frequent drought. Within the last 15 years, CGIAR researchers have ...
Health care facility climate change resiliency workshop
Pan American Health Organization 2015
In addition to their primary roles in treating illness and injuries, health care facilities provide a first line of defence in protecting individuals and communities from the impacts of climate change. However, recent events demonstra...
Vulnerability indicators of adaptation to climate change and policy implications for investment projects
Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) 2015
Relevant and appropriate indicators for vulnerability at both the local levels are significant for effective adaptation to climate change. The paper reviews the literature of these indicators, and explores this issue using a s...
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