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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

Taking Youth to Market: Expanding Formal Labor Market Access through Public-Private Collaboration

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

This white paper presents findings on easing access to labor markets for disadvantaged youth, drawing attention to innovative programs that promote formal employment in Colombia and Peru. Research was carried out by the Americas Society’s Social Inclusion program. ... Read More

Americas Quarterly Launch: How Business and Technology Are Expanding Access to Health Care

Thursday, October 28, 2010

AS/COA Miami launched the health care issue of Americas Quarterly with a discussion centered on the sector’s changing landscape and focused on Mexico, the effect of technology use on health care access, and the importance of inter-sectoral collaboration in harnessing technology’s potential. ... Read More

CNN: La inclusión social en América Latina

December 03, 2014

En una entrevista con GloboEconomía, Christopher Sabatini de AS/COA habla sobre los resultados del Índice de Inclusión Social de Americas Quarterly 2014....

Audio: Christopher Sabatini - "En Chile falta mejorar los derechos de la mujer y minorías sexuales"

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

En entrevista para el programa "Lo que queda del día" de Radio Cooperativa, Christopher Sabatini de AS/COA analizó los avances y desafíos para Chile en términos de inclusión social....

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VOA: Índice 2014 - Exclusión hasta en Estados Unidos

August 25, 2014

Christopher Sabatini de AS/COA explica los resultados del Índice de Inclusión Social 2014 de Americas Quarterly en el programa Foro Interamericano....

Video: Is Latin America Becoming More Socially Inclusive?

July 30, 2014

Researchers drilled down on the 2014 Social Inclusion Index data during Americas Quarterly's summer issue launch...

AQ's 2014 Social Inclusion Index: What's Behind the Child Migrant Crisis?

July 29, 2014

The new Index gives insight into the factors causing the surge of emigrants from Central America....

AQ's 2014 Social Inclusion Index: Changing Expectations in Latin America

July 29, 2014

AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal and Senior Policy Director Christopher Sabatini commented on what makes this year's index unique....

Video: The Perils and Promise of Consulta Previa

July 16, 2014

Experts discussed how to better protect community and investor rights over natural resource extraction....

Audio: AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini on Social Inclusion in Latin America

Thursday, October 3, 2013

AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini discusses social inclusion in Latin America with CSIS....

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VOA: Inclusión Social en Latinoamerica

July 26, 2013

En Foro Interamericano de la Voz de América, Christopher Sabatini habla sobre las barreras económicas y políticas para alcanzar mayor inclusión social en América Latina....

Expert Video: AQ’s Social Inclusion Index - Women’s Rights

July 30, 2013

“[W]e can’t just look at half of society if we want to measure social inclusion,” says AS/COA’s Susan Segal on the assessment of women’s rights in the new Index....

Expert Video: AQ’s Social Inclusion Index - LGBT Rights

July 30, 2013

“There seems to be a growing understanding throughout the region that LGBT rights are crucial for the development of a country,” explained AS/COA Policy Manager Alana Tummino....

Video: Americas Quarterly Social Inclusion Index Launch

July 24, 2013

Watch an overview of the Index, which evaluates 16 countries in the Americas on political, civil, and human rights. ...

Expert Video: AQ's Social Inclusion Index 2013 - How Can Countries Improve?

July 23, 2013

AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini discusses what countries in the Americas can do to improve social inclusion, based on results from AQ's Social Inclusion Index....

Expert Video: AQ's Social Inclusion Index 2013: How the Countries Were Graded

July 23, 2013

AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini talks about a few of the issues related to social inclusion in the Americas today....

Expert Video: AQ's Social Inclusion Index 2013: What Does it Measure?

July 23, 2013

Americas Quarterly's second Social Inclusion Index explains social inclusion in the Americas today....

Video: Measuring Social Inclusion and Quality of Life Beyond GDP

November 27, 2012

"Social inclusion” seems to be the term du jour, but what does it really mean and how do we track and measure quality of life beyond the traditional economic indicators? An AS/COA panel explored the question....

Video: Social Inclusion - Defining and Measuring the Concept

February 02, 2012

AS/COA hosted a roundtable on social inclusion in the Americas and the role of the public and private sectors. This event will also mark the launch the Spring issue of Americas Quarterly....