LATIN AMERICA

19 February, 2016

SOCIAL INNOVATION IN COLOMBIA

To reflect on the issue of social innovation (SI) in Colombia we recommend the document “Panorama actual de la innovación social en Colombia” written by Laura Villa and Jenny Melo, published by the Inter-American Development Bank in May 2015. According to the report, in Colombia “social innovation is considered as […]
18 February, 2016

THE COMPLEMENTARITY AND INTEGRATION OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE SERVICES IN THE URUGUAYAN HEALTH SECTOR (interview with Carlos Pose)

‘Reciprocamente’ spoke with Carlos Pose, Director of Health in the Canelones province (Uruguay) where, in recent months, there have been several agreements signed relating to the complementarity and integration of public-private services. This type of agreement allows for the creation of a ‘single emergency access point’ at the first level […]
28 December, 2015

UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE: HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS AND QUALITY OF CARE (Reynaldo Holder)

The Region of the Americas made significant progress in terms of health during the last decade. However, access, coverage and quality of health care still present substantial deficits that reflect unfair differences in the health status of people and communities. On one hand, the demographic transition and epidemiological changes (the […]
28 December, 2015

BROADENING THE PERSPECTIVE OF QUALITY FROM EVALUATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROCESSES AND RESULTS: THE EXPERIENCE OF THE EDUCATION QUALITY AGENCY OF CHILE (Carlos Henríquez Calderón and Raúl Chacón Zuloaga)

To aid with the implementation and development of the Quality Assurance System (SAC) for Education in Chile[1], the Education Quality Agency (ACE) has taken on the challenge of appropriately and timely guiding institutions and key players in the educational system. Their work is based on the results from evaluations made […]
25 November, 2015

THE EXPERIENCE OF DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION IN TRIESTE AND LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES (Giovanna Del Giudice)

In 1979 Franco Basaglia gave a series of lectures in Brazil: in São Paulo and in Rio de Janeiro in June, and in Belo Horizonte in November. They were some of the last occasions he expressed his thoughts in public and they still have a very considerable impact today, even […]
25 November, 2015

DISABILITY AND POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA IN LATIN AMERICA

On September 25th2015 the Member States of the United Nations adopted the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development including a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, to fight inequality and injustice and to tackle climate change. In order to promote reflection and debate for a real inclusion of […]
25 November, 2015

FORMULATION OF PUBLIC POLICIES AS A TOOL TO GUARANTEE RIGHTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN LATIN AMERICA (María Covadonga Fentanes)

The ‘Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’, promulgated by the UN Assembly in 2006, has as its objective the promotion, protection, and guarantee of full and equal enjoyment of all human rights for all persons with disabilities, and is considered to be the first Human Rights Treaty of […]
28 October, 2015

RESURRECTION OF PRISON INMATES THROUGH JOB MARKET INCLUSION (Luiz Carlos Rezende e Santos)

One way to reduce criminality in developing countries is to redeem the personality of prison inmates. Society usually considers anyone going through the prison system as dead. A prisoner is the object of prejudice that stigmatizes him/her as a person. An outcast, dangerous, unworthy of trust, one who will never […]
28 October, 2015

YOUNG PEOPLE AND EMPLOYMENT INTEGRATION IN LATIN AMERICA (Guillermo Dema)

There is an increasing political and academic consensus regarding the importance of ensuring that from a young age each individual’s working career develops under conditions which allow them to better their chances of social and productive inclusion[1]. This strengthens not only personal and career variables, but also economic and social […]