Featured Sustainable Development
7 Apr 2014

Creating New Models Innovative Public-Private Partnerships for Inclusive Development in Latin America


The Skoll-Avina alliance contributes to efforts to conserve the Amazonian biome by bringing together local and regional actors.

Featured Sustainable Development 3.04.14
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Economic Growth Does “Not Automatically” Lead to Social Advancement: New Social Progress Index

The SPI 2014 ranks 132 countries based on their social and environmental performance across nearly 60 indicators.

Climate Change Featured 17.03.14
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Can Rich Forests Survive as Energy Booms?

This article, by Sean McKaughan, Avina’s Chairman, is adapted from an article for the Skoll World Forum. This piece is written in advance of the 2014 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship to be held April 9-11 in Oxford, UK.

Featured Sustainable Cities 14.03.14
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What Cities are doing What

Green space, public participation, energy efficiency, carbon reduction, public transportation, improved governance… in bits and pieces, city governments are taking on the multifaceted challenges of becoming sustainable. By Americas Quaterly

Technology for Social Change 14.02.14
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Terms of Reference for a Consultant to Compile a White Paper for the Latin America Impact Economy Innovation Fund

Avina Americas will contract the consultant who will be formally supervised by Avina Americas and Fundación Avina. The value of the contract will be USD $21,500 and shall include all activities and expenses related to the compilation of the white paper.
The consultant will work with the seven grantees of the IEIF to develop a white paper that identifies the challenges and opportunities that were common to all the grantees across their yearlong projects based on the final reports they will deliver in March 2014.

Sustainable Cities 5.02.14
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Expanding Participation

Although elections have become a regular and relatively free process in Latin America—with 2014 bringing a new round of elections for presidents and mayors—high levels of inequality impose real constraints on citizen participation in politics. A lack of public information about the objectives of government policies—and the apathy generated by unfulfilled promises—means voters in the region are often disengaged in the process of debating and deciding policy, with little more than a vote to influence the decisions that affect their lives. Published by Americas Quaterly.