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GAPortal Feed: Latin america http://gaportal.org/feeds/latin%20america en MyFunCity announces WBB INDEX - Well Being Brazil Index http://gaportal.org/news/detail/myfuncity-announces-wbb-index-well-being-brazil-index <div class="field field-type-cck-country field-field-country-code"> <div class="field-label">Country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brazil </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Posted date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 01/21/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-info-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source of the information:&nbsp;</div> Digital Journal </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>The greatest satisfaction of Sao Paulo citizens stems from the Family, and the greatest discontentment lays in Health, Transportation and in the Legislative Power PR Newswire  SAO PAULO.</strong></p> <p> MyFunCity, a private social network founded with the aim at discussing public interests in Brazil, and recently awarded by the United Nations, and The Sao Paulo Business Administration School of Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV-EAESP) released today the outcome of an academic survey performed in Sao Paulo, that should help build the Well Being Brazil Index – (WBB). "By adopting the WBB index, it is expected that public policies may be developed to provide well being for the population and further offer business opportunities conditions geared to the fostering of well-being", states Mauro Motoryn, the creator of MyFunCity (...)</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-bookmarklet-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1686284">Link to source</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class='sexybookmarks-default-4778'></div> Civil Society English indicators latin america nat index nat initiative public policy well-being Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:38:42 +0000 GAPortal 7519 at http://gaportal.org Release l Mexico Peace Index Report http://gaportal.org/news/detail/release-l-mexico-peace-index-report <div class="field field-type-cck-country field-field-country-code"> <div class="field-label">Country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mexico </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Posted date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 12/02/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-info-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source of the information:&nbsp;</div> Vision of Humanity </div> </div> </div> <p>The 2013 Mexico Peace Index Report analyses peace in Mexico over the last decade and identifies the key socio-economic factors associated with peace and violence. </p> <p>The Mexico Peace Index shows that peace has improved by 7.4% over the last two years.  </p> <p>Mexico has the greatest potential of any country in the world to overcome its current levels of violence and build a more peaceful society. <br /><br /> HIGHLIGHTS:</p> <ul><li> Peace has improved over the last two years in Mexico as a result of a 30% decrease in organized crime.</li> <li> The most peaceful states have experienced an annual GDP growth of more than double the least peaceful states.</li> <li> The inefficiency of the justice system recorded a significant deterioration, in some states, as many as 95% of homicides go unpunished.</li> <li> One of the greatest challenges Mexico faces is corruption, with 9 out of 10 people perceiving the police and other government officials as corrupt.</li> </ul> <p>(...)</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-bookmarklet-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://visionofhumanity.org/#/page/news/795">Link to source</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class='sexybookmarks-default-5495'></div> Conflict corruption English gdp index judicial system latin america nat index peace statistics Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:26:44 +0000 GAPortal 7484 at http://gaportal.org Ecuador se consolida Mesa REDD+ y se debate la evaluación participativa de gobernanza http://gaportal.org/events/detail/ecuador-se-consolida-mesa-redd-y-se-debate-la-evaluacion-participativa-de-gobernanza <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-end"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> End Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Oct 08, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-cck-country field-field-country-code"> <div class="field-label">Country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ecuador </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> Ecuador </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-info-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source of the information:&nbsp;</div> Gaportal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-undp-event"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> UNDP Event:&nbsp;</div> 0 </div> </div> </div> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><a href="#Spanish">Español</a><br /><a href="#Spanish">English</a></p> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><br /><u><strong><a name="Spanish"><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;">Español</span></a></strong></u></p> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;">El Ministerio de Ambiente, con el apoyo técnico del Programa Nacional Conjunto ONU-REDD Ecuador, realizó el martes 8 de octubre de 2013 la Tercera Reunión Ordinaria de la Mesa de Trabajo REDD+ (MdT). Para este tercer encuentro se establecieron como objetivos el conocer el estado de avance en el diseño del Sistema de Información de Salvaguardas para REDD+ y el avance de las negociaciones con los Gobiernos de Noruega y Alemania para actividades REDD+ en el Ecuador. <br /><br /> Para este evento fueron convocados/as delegados/as oficiales y alternos/as de las organizaciones, instituciones o comunidades miembros de la MdT, las cuales fueron ratificadas por la Secretaría Técnica.  </p> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;">Entre otros temas tratados por la MdT fue la “Actualización del proceso de Evaluación Participativa de Gobernanza (EPG) en el Programa Nacional REDD+”, el cual tuvo objetivo presentar el enfoque actual de la EPG en el Programa Nacional REDD+ Ecuador y sus avances. Con ello, se espera que la EPG contribuya a la generación de políticas, medidas y actividades tendientes a reducir las emisiones de Gases de Efecto Invernadero (GEI) asociadas a la deforestación y degradación forestal en el país.  Es importante recordar que Ecuador es uno de los cuatro países piloto para la implementación de una Evaluación Participativa de Gobernanza, cuyo principal objetivo es analizar los temas de gobernanza más relevantes para una adecuada implementación del mecanismo en el Ecuador. <br /><br /> Es así que durante el primer semestre del 2012, a través de un proceso de construcción participativo, se elaboró una nota conceptual para desarrollar la EPG, la cual fue presentada en un taller ampliado en Quito, en agosto del mismo año.</p> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><strong><u><a name="english"><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;">English</span></a></u></strong></p> <p class="rtecenter" style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><strong><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:1.5;">Ecuador Strengthens its REDD+ Working Group and Debates Participatory Governance Assessments     </span></strong></p> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:1.5;">With the technical support of the UN-REDD Joint National Programme, Ecuador’s Environmental Ministry held a meeting on October 8, 2013, the third meeting of this REDD+ Working Group.  </span></p> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:1.5;">The objectives of this third meeting were to understand the progress that is being made in designing the REDD+ Safeguard Information Systems and in the negotiations between the Norwegian government and Germany for REDD+ activities in Ecuador.  </span></p> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:1.5;">Members of the working group, such as delegates, officials and alternative focal points from member organizations, institutions and communities that were ratified by the Technical Secretariat participated in the meeting.</span></p> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:1.5;">One of the subjects addressed by the working group was “Updates on the Participatory Governance Assessment (PGA) Processes of the REDD+ National Programme”, with the objective to present the current focus and advancements of the PGA in Ecuador’s National REDD+ Programme. With this, it is hoped that the PGA will contribute to the creation of policies, steps and activities aimed at reducing emissions from Greenhouse Gases (GHG) associated with deforestation and forest degradation in the country. </span></p> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:1.5;">It is important to remember that Ecuador is one of the four pilot countries for PGA implementation, the main objective being to analyze the most relevant governance topics for a sufficient implementation mechanism in Ecuador. This is how during the first half of 2012, through the process of constructive participation, a concept note was drafted to develop the PGA, which was presented in a workshop in Quito during August of the same year.</span></p> <div class='sexybookmarks-default-2512'></div> deforestation English forest governance latin america participatory governance pga Seminar un-redd Wed, 23 Oct 2013 08:58:58 +0000 GAPortal 7429 at http://gaportal.org Ecuador se consolida Mesa REDD+ y se debate la evaluación participativa de gobernanza http://gaportal.org/events/detail/ecuador-se-consolida-mesa-redd-y-se-debate-la-evaluacion-participativa-de-gobernanza-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-end"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> End Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Oct 08, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-cck-country field-field-country-code"> <div class="field-label">Country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ecuador </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> Ecuador </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-info-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source of the information:&nbsp;</div> Gaportal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-undp-event"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> UNDP Event:&nbsp;</div> 0 </div> </div> </div> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><a href="#Spanish">Español</a><br /><a href="#Spanish">English</a></p> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><br /><u><strong><a name="Spanish"><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;">Español</span></a></strong></u></p> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;">El Ministerio de Ambiente, con el apoyo técnico del Programa Nacional Conjunto ONU-REDD Ecuador, realizó el martes 8 de octubre de 2013 la Tercera Reunión Ordinaria de la Mesa de Trabajo REDD+ (MdT). Para este tercer encuentro se establecieron como objetivos el conocer el estado de avance en el diseño del Sistema de Información de Salvaguardas para REDD+ y el avance de las negociaciones con los Gobiernos de Noruega y Alemania para actividades REDD+ en el Ecuador. <br /><br /> Para este evento fueron convocados/as delegados/as oficiales y alternos/as de las organizaciones, instituciones o comunidades miembros de la MdT, las cuales fueron ratificadas por la Secretaría Técnica.  </p> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;">Entre otros temas tratados por la MdT fue la “Actualización del proceso de Evaluación Participativa de Gobernanza (EPG) en el Programa Nacional REDD+”, el cual tuvo objetivo presentar el enfoque actual de la EPG en el Programa Nacional REDD+ Ecuador y sus avances. Con ello, se espera que la EPG contribuya a la generación de políticas, medidas y actividades tendientes a reducir las emisiones de Gases de Efecto Invernadero (GEI) asociadas a la deforestación y degradación forestal en el país.  Es importante recordar que Ecuador es uno de los cuatro países piloto para la implementación de una Evaluación Participativa de Gobernanza, cuyo principal objetivo es analizar los temas de gobernanza más relevantes para una adecuada implementación del mecanismo en el Ecuador. <br /><br /> Es así que durante el primer semestre del 2012, a través de un proceso de construcción participativo, se elaboró una nota conceptual para desarrollar la EPG, la cual fue presentada en un taller ampliado en Quito, en agosto del mismo año.</p> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><strong><u><a name="english"><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;">English</span></a></u></strong></p> <p class="rtecenter" style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><strong><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:1.5;">Ecuador Strengthens its REDD+ Working Group and Debates Participatory Governance Assessments     </span></strong></p> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:1.5;">With the technical support of the UN-REDD Joint National Programme, Ecuador’s Environmental Ministry held a meeting on October 8, 2013, the third meeting of this REDD+ Working Group.  </span></p> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:1.5;">The objectives of this third meeting were to understand the progress that is being made in designing the REDD+ Safeguard Information Systems and in the negotiations between the Norwegian government and Germany for REDD+ activities in Ecuador.  </span></p> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:1.5;">Members of the working group, such as delegates, officials and alternative focal points from member organizations, institutions and communities that were ratified by the Technical Secretariat participated in the meeting.</span></p> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:1.5;">One of the subjects addressed by the working group was “Updates on the Participatory Governance Assessment (PGA) Processes of the REDD+ National Programme”, with the objective to present the current focus and advancements of the PGA in Ecuador’s National REDD+ Programme. With this, it is hoped that the PGA will contribute to the creation of policies, steps and activities aimed at reducing emissions from Greenhouse Gases (GHG) associated with deforestation and forest degradation in the country. </span></p> <p style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:1.5;">It is important to remember that Ecuador is one of the four pilot countries for PGA implementation, the main objective being to analyze the most relevant governance topics for a sufficient implementation mechanism in Ecuador. This is how during the first half of 2012, through the process of constructive participation, a concept note was drafted to develop the PGA, which was presented in a workshop in Quito during August of the same year.</span></p> <div class='sexybookmarks-default-5694'></div> deforestation English forest governance latin america participatory governance pga Seminar un-redd Wed, 23 Oct 2013 08:58:58 +0000 GAPortal 7430 at http://gaportal.org "The Most Comprehensive Source of Information on Children" in Argentina http://gaportal.org/news/detail/the-most-comprehensive-source-of-information-on-children-in-argentina <div class="field field-type-cck-country field-field-country-code"> <div class="field-label">Country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Argentina </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Posted date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 10/17/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-info-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source of the information:&nbsp;</div> DevInfo </div> </div> </div> <p>If you’re familiar with Argentinian newspapers, you know that you are likely to find a lot of statements on children and youth issues. While this is a positive fact in the fight to promote child rights, the data available offers many varying figures about identical topics; the information is often inaccurate and misleading. The good news? The national socio-economic database released by UNICEF Argentina on child rights, which provides reliable data for all via a DevInfo 7 database. InfoArgentina is an information platform that aggregates information children and adolescents, while also providing provincial profiles, link to publications, and key data points from the database.  Since only a few opinion-makers are aware of InfoArgentina, UNICEF has launched a training program on #OpenData for journalists, bloggers, media and #datajunkies on the use of the tool as a way to promote evidence-based coverage of all issues related to children and adolescents.  (...)</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-bookmarklet-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://devinfo.org/articles/Workshop-for-Journalists-in-Argentina-to-Find-Most-Comprehensive-and-Reliable-National-Information-on-Children-3">Link to source</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class='sexybookmarks-default-9562'></div> Civil Society database devinfo English evidence-based Human Rights latin america unicef youth Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:03:20 +0000 GAPortal 7422 at http://gaportal.org Online Debate l Public Policy for ‘Buen Vivir’ and Well-being in Latin America / Políticas Públicas para El Buen Vivir y el Bienestar en América Latina http://gaportal.org/events/detail/online-debate-l-public-policy-for-buen-vivir-and-well-being-in-latin-america-politicas-publicas-para <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-end"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> End Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Oct 07, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> Online </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-info-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source of the information:&nbsp;</div> The Blog Progress - Wikiprogress </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-undp-event"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> UNDP Event:&nbsp;</div> 0 </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><a href="#English">English</a><br /><a href="#Spanish">Español</a></strong><br /><br /><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><a name="English"><em>English</em></a></span><br /> Wikiprogress Latin America, La OCDE Centro de México , Académica, ImaginaMéxico, TelmexHub and Wikiprogress would like to invite you to take part in an online discussion on “Public Policy for ‘Buen Vivir*’ and Well-being in Latin America ”. This will be a unique opportunity to reflect and exchange best practices, research and experiences. The debate, which will be conducted in Spanish (but comments in other languages are welcome), will focus on the following questions:  </p> <ul><li> Should Latin America evaluate social performance with measurements that go beyond GDP?</li> <li> If so, which other indicators should we consider to measure social progress and the wellbeing of people?</li> <li> What consequences would there be for public policy, social programmes and development strategies in Latin America?</li> <li> Are there examples in Latin America of public policy that consider the well-being and happiness of people? (...)</li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;line-height:18px;"><a name="Spanish"><em>Español</em></a></span><br /> Wikiprogress América Latina, La OCDE Centro de México, Académica, ImaginaMexico, TelmexHub y Wikiprogress quieren conocer tu opinión sobre “Políticas Públicas para el Buen Vivir y el Bienestar en América Latina”. Esta discusión en línea será una oportunidad única para discutir, intercambiar puntos de vista y mejores prácticas en esta materia. Se invita a los participantes a compartir los resultados de su investigación o sus propias experiencias. El debate empieza a las 09:00 de 26 Septiembre hasta las 16:00 del 7 Octubre 2013 (GMT) y se centrará en las siguientes preguntas:  </p> <ul><li> ¿Existe la necesidad en América Latina de evaluar el desempeño social con indicadores que van más allá del Producto Interno Bruto y su tasa de crecimiento?</li> <li> Si es así, ¿Qué otros indicadores deberíamos tomar en cuenta para evaluar el progreso social y el bienestar de los habitantes?</li> <li> ¿Qué consecuencias tiene esto para las políticas públicas, programas sociales, y estrategias de desarrollo que se llevan a cabo en América Latina?</li> <li> ¿Hay en América Latina ejemplos de políticas públicas que consideran el bienestar y la felicidad de los habitantes? (...)</li> </ul><div class="field field-type-link field-field-bookmarklet-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.wikiprogress.org/index.php/Online_Discussion:_Pol%C3%ADticas_P%C3%BAblicas_para_El_Buen_Vivir_y_el_Bienestar?utm_source=progblog&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_campaign=1LAdiscuss">Link to source</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class='sexybookmarks-default-4491'></div> English Español gdp indicators latin america Online Discussion public policy social progress well-being measurements Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:02:45 +0000 GAPortal 7392 at http://gaportal.org Embedded learning? New case studies on civil society and the politics of government finance accountability http://gaportal.org/news/detail/embedded-learning-new-case-studies-on-civil-society-and-the-politics-of-government-finance-accountab <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Posted date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 08/27/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-info-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source of the information:&nbsp;</div> International Budget Partnership </div> </div> </div> <p>In the governance field too many learning efforts are based on selective and retrospective documentation of success stories or on politically blind “treatments” parachuted into random contexts. Both approaches undermine the learning potential of governance research. This is why in 2009 the International Budget Partnership and civil society partners Fundar, Ibase, the Public Sector Accountability Monitor, and HakiElimu took a different approach and gambled on documenting their budget advocacy in real time. This project is part of our ongoing commitment to learning about how, when, and under what circumstances civil society organizations’ (CSO) budget advocacy has impact, and how to scale it up. We appointed external research teams to follow specific advocacy campaigns of each of these four organizations over a four year period. Now it’s time to come clean: no airbrushing out serendipity, random events, or failure. Just the stories. As they happened. Think you’re ready? (...)</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-bookmarklet-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://internationalbudget.org/blog/2013/08/26/embedded-learning-new-case-studies-on-civil-society-and-the-politics-of-government-finance-accountability/?utm_source=feedly">Link to source</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class='sexybookmarks-default-8384'></div> africa brazil budget monitoring case studies citizen participation Civil Society Economic Governance English latin america mexico service delivery south africa tanzania transparency Tue, 27 Aug 2013 08:06:45 +0000 GAPortal 7342 at http://gaportal.org Mejorando la educación en Honduras: empoderando a los padres http://gaportal.org/news/detail/mejorando-la-educacion-en-honduras-empoderando-a-los-padres <div class="field field-type-cck-country field-field-country-code"> <div class="field-label">Country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Honduras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Posted date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 08/21/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-info-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source of the information:&nbsp;</div> Transparency International </div> </div> </div> <p>Les presentamos a Betsai, de diez años y con la camiseta de cuello naranja en la fotografía. Es un niño pequeño con una gran personalidad, que asiste a la escuela pública del pueblo de Quebrada Larga en Honduras.</p> <p>Desde kínder Betsai ha recibido apenas la mitad de los días de clase establecidos por ley, ya que sus maestros a menudo no se presentan y cuando lo hacen, llegan tarde.<br /><br /> Es un niño brillante, pero las probabilidades de que pueda competir por un trabajo en el futuro en Honduras, o en cualquier parte del mundo, son pocas, puesto que sólo aprende la mitad de aritmética, de lectura y de redacción que debería. (...)</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-bookmarklet-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://blog.transparency.org/2013/08/20/mejorando-la-educacion-en-honduras-empoderando-a-los-padres/">Link to source</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class='sexybookmarks-default-3512'></div> blogpost caribbean citizen monitoring Civil Society Español governance and education latin america primary education service delivery Wed, 21 Aug 2013 08:06:43 +0000 GAPortal 7334 at http://gaportal.org Blogpost l Who is Listening? Who is Responding? Can Technology Innovations Empower Citizens to Affect Positive Changes in their Communities? http://gaportal.org/news/detail/blogpost-l-who-is-listening-who-is-responding-can-technology-innovations-empower-citizens-to-affect <div class="field field-type-cck-country field-field-country-code"> <div class="field-label">Country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bolivia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Posted date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 08/16/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-info-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source of the information:&nbsp;</div> Blogs.Worldbank.org </div> </div> </div> <p>It was a sunny, hot Saturday afternoon and I mingled with farmers, community leaders, coffee producers and handicrafts entrepreneurs who had traveled from all parts of Bolivia to gather at the main square of Cliza, a rural town outside of Cochabamba. The place was packed and a sense of excitement and high expectations was unfolding. It was to be anything but an ordinary market day.<br /><br /> Thousands of people had been selected from more than 700 rural communities to showcase their products and they were waiting for a special moment. President Evo Morales, Nemesia Achocallo, Minister for Rural Development, Viviana Caro, Minister for Development Planning, and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, on his first official visit to Bolivia, would soon be meeting them.   (...)<br />  </p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-bookmarklet-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/who-listening-who-responding-can-technology-innovations-empower-citizens-affect-positive-changes">Link to source</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class='sexybookmarks-default-1224'></div> accountability blogpost citizen engagement citizen reporting Civil Society English ict latin america mobile phones public service delivery Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:36:02 +0000 GAPortal 7327 at http://gaportal.org Guatemala: Congreso Transparente brings Open Government to remote areas http://gaportal.org/news/detail/guatemala-congreso-transparente-brings-open-government-to-remote-areas <div class="field field-type-cck-country field-field-country-code"> <div class="field-label">Country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Guatemala </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Posted date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 06/21/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-info-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Source of the information:&nbsp;</div> Global Integrity </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite being a country still reeling from decades of civil war and abuses of power, Guatemala is making its way, haltingly, towards open government and citizen participation.  </p> <p>The country is not only a member of the Open Government Partnership, but also has worked with several organizations, including Global Integrity, on various initiatives to increase government transparency and accountability (...)</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-bookmarklet-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://globalintegrity.org/blog/nohashtag-guatemala-congreso-transparente?utm_source=feedly&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+globalintegritycommons+%28Global+Integrity%29">Link to source</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class='sexybookmarks-default-1909'></div> blogpost citizen empowerment citizen engagement Civil Society Corruption democratic governance English latin america open government Fri, 21 Jun 2013 08:27:38 +0000 GAPortal 7249 at http://gaportal.org