100 million women in Latin America’s labour force

Despite significant progress over the past decades, gender equality remains a challenge in Latin America, where women study more than men, but earn less. By Elizabeth Tinoco, ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean For the first time in history more than half the women of working age in Latin America are in the labour force. More...

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Haiti: Entrepreneurial spirit rebuilds out of the rubble
By IntDevCommunities On Saturday, April 12th, 2014
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Haiti: Entrepreneurial spirit rebuilds out of the rubble

Once a symbol of misfortune, the debris created by Haiti’s earthquake on 12 January 2010 is now a symbol of hope. Haitian entrepreneurs, with ILO training, are recycling the debris and using it to rebuild More...

Wanted: Foreign Investment in Cuba
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
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Wanted: Foreign Investment in Cuba

 A new law opening Cuba up to foreign investment and a shift in the country’s relations with the European Union are aimed at seeking outside support to overcome the chronic crisis plaguing the country since the More...

Haiti: Entrepreneurial spirit rebuilds out of the rubble
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Haiti: Entrepreneurial spirit rebuilds out of the rubble

Once a symbol of misfortune, the debris created by Haiti’s earthquake on 12 January 2010 is now a symbol of hope.  Haitian entrepreneurs, with ILO training, are recycling the debris  and using it to rebuild More...

Brazilian Innovation for Under-financed Mozambican Agriculture
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Brazilian Innovation for Under-financed Mozambican Agriculture

– Some of the technological excellence that revolutionised Brazil’s tropical agriculture is reaching small producers in Mozambique. But it is not enough to compensate for the underfinancing of the sector. Last More...

Haiti's Android tablet maker Surtab to crank up production
By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, February 27th, 2014
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Haiti’s Android tablet maker Surtab to crank up production

MDG : Workers on Surtab tablets PC assembly line in Industrial Park of Port-au-Prince, Haiti Haitian workers assemble tablet computers at Surtab’s facilities in Port-au-Prince. Photograph: Surtab The stark More...

US wraps up group resettlement for Myanmar refugees in Thailand
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
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US wraps up group resettlement for Myanmar refugees in Thailand

MAE SARIANG, Thailand, January 29 (UNHCR) – One of the world’s largest resettlement programmes recently came to an end in Thailand when UNHCR received the final expressions of interest from eligible Myanmar More...

Brazil's indigenous rights activists hail illegal settlers' eviction
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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Brazil’s indigenous rights activists hail illegal settlers’ eviction

Awa tribespeople walk along a road that was built illegally by loggers through their lands in Maranhao state, Brazil.  Photograph: Uirá Garcia/ Survival International Indigenous rights campaigners have hailed More...

US Census Bureau launches interactive mapping portal
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, December 20th, 2013
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US Census Bureau launches interactive mapping portal

The United States Census Bureau recently launched the pilot trial of their interactive mapping portal called Census Explorer, which allows users to learn relevant information about his or her neighborhood. Topics More...

The soy game in the Brazilian Amazon
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, November 11th, 2013
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The soy game in the Brazilian Amazon

Tim Boekhout van Solinge is Assistant professor in criminology at the Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology at Utrecht University. full profileKarlijn Kuijpers obtained Master’s degrees in Global More...


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