From Prosperity to Purpose. Philanthropy among Latin America´s very rich

Latin America is the region best known for enormous inequality and the world´s fastest growth rate for billionaires.  How much do they give back to their societies?  A new report on this has just been published by Harvard University.  Entitled From Prosperity to Purpose: Perspectives on Philanthropy and Strategic Investment Among Wealthy Individuals in Latin
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Women, Research and Think Tanks: in Peru and Worldwide

On think tanks is a blog created by Enrique Mendizabal, and an interesting space for sharing reflections across the globe, on how we do research aimed at changing policy, and/or changing minds.   Recently, OTT collaborator Meghan Froehner wrote a series of posts on women in think tanks, including interviews with María Balarin of GRADE
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Por un Perú sin Discriminación

El Centro de Investigación de la Universidad del Pacífico ha creado una página Web titulada Perú Sin Discriminación, con el objetivo de difundir las publicaciones y otros resultados de nuestras investigaciones sobre esta problemática, y abrir mas canales de comunicación con otras personas y organizaciones.  Invitamos a tod@s a consultar y comentar esa página, a
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China in Latin America: Lessons for South-South Cooperation and Sustainable Development

Last week I had the honor of presenting this report on “China in Latin America” in Washington, DC.  Co-authored with Kevin Gallagher and Rebecca Ray, this is the product of the Working Group on Development and Environment in the Americas, a multi-university effort coordinated by the Center for Transformation Research (CENIT) in Argentina, our own Research
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Prior Consultation in Peru: An Update

I recently published this paper in English on the implementation of the right to prior consultation in Peru for native and indigenous peoples.    Upon taking office in 2011, Peruvian president Ollanta Humala expressed his commitment to the implementation of ILO Convenant 169, guaranteeing the right of indigenous peoples to be consulted by the State
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Mistura y chatarra

“El mandatario peruano recordó que lo que se busca es relanzar la comida nutritiva y sana frente a la presencia de la llamada   ´comida chatarra´”.     31/8/2014   A puertas de Mistura, y mientras el Presidente de la República declara la comida un “instrumento de hermandad” e inclusión social, la OMS vuelve a llamar
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Otra vez…

Nuevamente hay noticias de centenares de animales muertos en las costas del Norte.   Aparentemente, en su mayoría aves que viven de los frutos del mar, pero también lobos marinos.   En marzo publicamos esta nota al respeto.   ¿Todos los años vamos a tener estos problemas, sin saber por qué? Las medidas propuestas ahora por
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ILO 169 and Prior Consultation in Peru: Getting it Right?

The latest edition of Americas Quarterly is dedicated to the challenges to implementing ILO Convention 169 in Perú, Colombia, Chile and Guatemala.   Alvaro Paredes and I were honored to contribute a short article on the Peruvian case:  Sanborn Paredes Consulta Peru.  Shortly we will be publishing a broader research report on this complex issue.  
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