In this report from the Transnational Institute, Liza Ten Velde offers insight into the increasingly dangerous environment in the Northern Triangle stemming from drug trafficking.
This paper from the Center for Global Development poses important questions to the idea of charter cities, and discusses the impacts this strategy could have on poverty.
Crime and violence are now a key development issue for Central American countries. In three nations— El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras—crime rates are among the top five in Latin America. In the region’s other three countries—Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama—crime and violence levels are significantly lower, but a steady rise in crime rates in recent years has raised serious concern. There is reason to worry. To put the magnitude of the problem in context, the entire population of Central America is approximately the same as that of Spain, but while Spain registered 336 murders (i.e., fewer than one per day) in 2006, Central America recorded 14,257 murders (i.e., almost 40 per day) in the same year.
Managing Post-Disaster Reconstruction Finance: International Experience in Public Financial Management
This paper identifies options and lessons for managing post-disaster reconstruction finance in three key areas and also compares the challenges posed by post-conflict versus post-natural disaster public financial management.
Natural Disasters and Remittances Exploring the Linkages between Poverty, Gender, and Disaster Vulnerability in Caribbean SIDS
This UNU-WIDER report examines the value of remittances and their effects in natural disaster stricken Caribbean countries.