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Social Inclusion & Development

Accountability Rare in Latin American Schools

Tuesday, July 24, 2007  |  Viewpoints Americas

Jeffrey Puryear, Vice President for Social Policy at the Inter-American Dialogue, and Laura Moodey, Director for Education Policy at Fundacion IDEA, emphasize the link between accountability and improving the region’s education quality. Accountability hinges on promoting standards, information, consequences, and authority. ... Read More

New Index Links Development to Strong Institutions

Tuesday, May 8, 2007  |  Viewpoints America

Alberto Saracho Martinez, executive director of Fundación IDEA, uses the new Institutional Quality Index to show that economic growth and citizen well-being hinge on respect for basic freedoms. IDEA is one of 18 Latin American think tanks that came together to develop and recently launch the index. ... Read More

Recast Labour Law to Rescue Latin America's Youth

Thursday, June 22, 2006  |  Eric Farnsworth and Christopher Sabatini  |  Financial Times

The cry from the streets offers a real opportunity for governments to strike an innovative balance: reform laws to reduce the burden on employers to hire and fire employees while aggressively working to improve labour and social protections for all workers, including those in the informal sector. ... Read More