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Technology for Peru’s Fight Against Timber Trafficking

Sep 6, 2016
Adam Watson, Program Manager/Arshak Hovanesian, Business Development Manager

Timber trafficking in Peru is depleting the natural resource wealth of one of the world’s most bio-diverse countries. Endangered species, such as Spanish cedar and big leaf mahogany, are valuable commodities in the global market. Because of this, roughly 1,100 square miles of Peru's forests are cut down every year—around...

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DevTech Spotlight on LAC

Sep 6, 2016

DevTech has a long record of supporting education, public-sector financial reform, and economic development initiatives in Latin America. Several recent efforts in the region have focused on reducing the prevalence of child labor by reforming national school systems and advancing the right to education for children in...

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The Cultural and Digital World of Latin America

Sep 6, 2016
Flora Yu, Accounting & Administrative Assistant

If you were to spend some time in Latin America traveling from one locale to another, you’d experience the uniqueness and flavors of its different cultures.  That cultural diversity needs to be addressed when you are trying to communicate effectively with the people of Latin America. Effective communication is the heart of...

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Guatemala’s Transparent Health Indicator System Highlighted at Cracking the Nut Health Conference

Sep 6, 2016
Anita Campion, President

A small, woman-owned business and member of SBAIC, Connexus Corporation (www.connexuscorporation.com), recently organized the successful learning event, Cracking the Nut Health: The Role of Communities in Building Resilient Health Systems, in Washington, D.C. with...

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Desarrollo de indicadores: Lessons Learned from Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation in Latin America

Sep 6, 2016
By: Ned Littlefield

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) is a method for engaging project stakeholders in designing and implementing M&E systems, such as indicators. It is an alternative to top-down foreign assistance, in which the donor organization might pre-determine indicators without input from target stakeholders. PM...

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Brexit & US-Caribbean Trade Relations

Sep 6, 2016
Andrea M. Ewart, Esq., CEO, DevelopTradeLaw, LLC

The vote by Britain to leave the European Union – “Brexit” - has caught the attention of the Caribbean, which has long taken its own regional integration process for granted. Brexit also raises very practical concerns for the region. DevelopTradeLaw, LLC (DTL) has worked with governments, regional organizations, and...

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