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LAC: Five Key Lessons from the Great Recession

LAC: Five Key Lessons from the Great Recession
The region managed to reduce poverty levels during the Great Recession and Beyond, and in 2010 poverty dropped even faster -by 12.6 million-, a new report says.
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Guyana is a low-lying country situated in the Northern part of South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, and with Suriname, Venezuela and Brazil as neighbors. It is the third smallest country in South America after Suriname and Uruguay, and with a population of less than a million...
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Update: Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF)

Update: Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF) 
The GRIF
Steering Committee approved its first project on November 7, 2011: Institutional Strengthening in Support of Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
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Making Progress on Climate Agenda

Making Progress on Climate Agenda
The two-week UN conference on climate change in Durban ended Sunday with agreement by all countries to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change by 2015.
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Experts Address Shortcomings of International Financial System

Experts Address Shortcomings of International Financial System
As the debt debate in the Euro-zone gathers steam, top experts suggest strenghtening the international financial architecture.
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AIDS at 30: The Bank Fights an Epidemic

AIDS at 30: The Bank Fights an Epidemic
Thirty years on, Latin America has managed to reduce the impact of the AIDS epidemic, but more needs to be done to increase prevention and awareness of the deadly disease.
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Latin America: Closing the Financial Sector Gap

Latin America: Closing the Financial Sector Gap
Latin America’s financial sector has managed to protect the region from the global economic crisis but now it should focus on providing better services to consumers and business, says a new report.
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Chronic Diseases Set Back Health, Development in Caribbean

Chronic Diseases Set Back Health, Development in Caribbean
Obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer are the main causes of death in the Caribbean and a heavy drain on public resources, a World Bank report has found.
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Latin America: More Women Hold Jobs But Still Juggle Work and Family Life

Latin America: More Women Hold Jobs But Still Juggle Work and Family Life
Women in the region have made huge strides towards closing the education, health and labor gaps, but still struggle to balance work and family life, a new report has found.
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Doing Business 2012: Regulatory Reforms Boost Economies

Doing Business 2012: Regulatory Reforms Boost Economies
New report assesses business regulations in 183 economies and ranks them in 10 areas, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders.
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Latin America's Prosperity Cannot be Made in China Alone

Latin America's Prosperity Cannot be Made in China Alone
The region needs to close productivity, education and infrastructure gaps in order to achieve sustained growth says a report on Latin America's economic perspectives.
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