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The Private Sector’s Commitment to Job Creation: Recommendations to the Leaders

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

This report by the AS/COA Summit of the Americas Private Sector Working Group explores initiatives to create the talent and skills necessary for job growth and economic development. The report will be distributed to hemispheric leaders in anticipation of April's Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia. ... Read More

Political Representation & Social Inclusion: A Comparative Study of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Guatemala

Tuesday, January 31, 2012  |  Nina Agrawal, Richard André, Ryan Berger, Wilda Escarfuller, and Christopher Sabatini

Does the increased presence of Indigenous and Afro-descendant representatives in Latin American legislatures make a difference in policy outcomes and laws for those populations? This white paper presents findings across four countries in select national congresses and assemblies from 1986 to 2012. ... Read More

Bringing Youth into Labor Markets: Public-Private Efforts amid Insecurity and Migration

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

This white paper presents findings on ways to ease youth access to labor markets in Mexico and El Salvador, with lessons for the region as a whole. It draws attention to private-sector initiatives that promote youth employment through skills training, entrepreneurship, and support of at-risk youth. ... Read More