Participation, inclusion, equity

1st WORLD FORUM ON URBAN VIOLENCE AND EDUCATION FOR COEXISTENCE AND PEACE

The initiative allowed developing brainstorming sessions about issues related to urban violence based on different approaches Authors: Arantxa León and Juncal Baeza On last April 19th, 20th and 21st, took place in Madrid the first World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace. This initiative, organized by the city of Madrid in collaboration with the city council of Paris, ...[Read More]

THE REVOLUTION OF PRISON SYSTEM: THE APAC EXPERIENCE

A more effective alternative for the reinsertion and recuperation of prisoners Author: Fernando Varela For those who have been in contact with the reality of prison system in Latin America, the APAC [1] experience results even more surprising – if possible. In the vast majority of the prisons of this region, which embody the depths of human indignity, hundreds of people serve their sentences...[Read More]

IS LOCAL GOVERNABILITY PROGRESSING IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC?

The challenges faced by Dominican local governments require a greater concertation and determination of central, local and civil society powers. Author: Alice Auradou The lack of transparency during the administration of scarce public funds by the Dominican local governments, associated to the breach in fulfilling regulations and procedures, a phantom autonomy, expenses influenced by clientelism a...[Read More]

ITC AND PUBLIC ISSUES: TECHNICAL AND POLITICAL TOOLS?

A review of the digital world’s main innovations that have allowed improving the level of governance of our society. Author: Christian A. Estay-Niculcar For 50 years we are saying that Information and Communications Technology (ICT) will change our society. At the beginning, the impact was limited to changes in methods and processes, but it then evolved, from a more epistemological point of view, ...[Read More]

TOWARDS A TRANSNATIONAL SOCIAL SECURITY FOR MIGRANTS?

Despite the continuous growth of migrants’ percentage all over the world, the definition of a transnational social protection system is still incipient Authors: Verónica Redrobán Herrera & Daniela Paredes Grijalva According to United Nations, there are currently 214 million of migrant people in the world, and this number should be increased by almost 50% by 2050. If this trend involves people ...[Read More]

THE ARDUOUS PATH TOWARD PEACE IN COLOMBIA

The role of development cooperation is key to progress in the Peace process and finally reach an agreement that can find greater acceptance Author: Erika Rodríguez Pinzón  The path toward peace in Colombia is not being a smooth process and it is hardly surprising: we cannot resolve a more than half a century long-standing conflict with a simple procedure. Peace, if we wish to make it sustainable a...[Read More]

STORYTELLING AS A TECHNIQUE TO PRESENT AND TRANSMIT MESSAGES

Storytelling technique, which allows transmitting messages appealing to the emotions of readers, is particularly successful applied to the field of development cooperation. Author: Juncal Baeza Storytelling is a term which makes reference to the art of telling stories. Over the last years, its perception as a tool applicable to all forms of communication has been reinforced. It has been employed m...[Read More]

OPEN GOVERNMENT AS A TOOL OF TRANSPARENCY

OGov enables a better communication between government and citizens, with the aim to optimize a public management more collaborative, participative and transparent Author: Mirta Praino [1] The OGov (Open Government), concept which has gained a high importance lately, is a set of techniques and actions aimed to optimize the communication between government and citizens. It is a tool directed to imp...[Read More]

SUCCESS STORIES IN THE USE OF DIGITAL SOCIAL MEDIA IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS

The purpose of the book “Success stories in the use of digital social media in public administrations” is to explore the diffusion of social media in public administrations through the contribution of studies and relevant experiences Authors: J. Ignacio Criado and Francisco Rojas Martín The deepening in communicative capacities including social technologies is the basis of deep changes in the way ...[Read More]

THE NATIONAL YOUTH POLICY SEEN FROM PROJÓVENES’ EXPERIENCE

The alignment of the interventions of the Programme Projóvenes I and II with the Youth National Policy has enabled the momentum of important improvement processes  Author:Juncal Baeza The National Direction of Youth, from the Secretary of Social Inclusion of Government of El Salvador, has presented in August 2010 the main guidelines of the National Youth Policy for the period 2011-2024, whose fund...[Read More]

DEVELOPMENT AT HUMAN SCALE

The application of this approach has allowed indentifying new subjects in the improvement of human development of El Salvador young people Author: Juncal Baeza The Human-Scale Development, concept proposed by the Chilean economist Manfred Max-Need, promotes the placement of the human being and its most subjective dimension at the center of an analyze about development, assuming it should always be...[Read More]

TAXATION AND DEVELOPMENT

The strengthening of fiscal systems and reduction of vulnerability in least-developed and middle-income countries Author: Erika Rodríguez The global financial crisis from which international economy has hardly recovered has been followed by a slowdown growth of big economies, including China. The Asiatic giant has reduced its demand in raw materials which is added to a relevant decrease in oil pri...[Read More]

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