Learning Alliances are a mix between an online course and a community of practice. They follow a structured course outline, each covering about six topics, delivered over a three month period. Through the private interactive platform, course moderators post discussions and reference material on each topic. Participants engage in peer group discussions, comparing Latin American and African experiences, in order to support learning between regions. Each discussion is summarised, and conclusions and lessons identified.

Land Tenure in Pastoralist Societies

A review of best practices in land tenure policy to enhance the sustainability of pastoral productive systems and pastoralist societies in Latin America and Sub Saharan Africa.

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Horizontal Accountability

An analysis of how formal institutions and their capacities plus informal institutions shape and influence the ‘horizontal accountability’ of the Executive to the Legislature in Latin America and Africa, identifying ways to enhance accountability

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Informality and Inclusive Growth

An exploration of the different types of economic informality, and a discussion of the impact of informality on inclusive growth, reviewing successful practices and policy examples from Latin America and Africa, leading to policy conclusions.

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Domestic Violence

An analysis of domestic violence as a public issue; the learning alliance identified and assessed protection services for survivors of domestic violence in Latin America and Africa and strategised on ways to improve policies and practices.

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Oil and Gas Local Content

An analysis and discussion of the dimensions and implications of local content policy and its adoption as a development strategy in oil and gas rich countries

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Community Based Crime Prevention

An exploration of Community Based Crime Prevention (CBCP) initiatives contrasting those from Latin America and Africa, to identify the conditions under which they are more likely to be effective, and what this means for supporting CBCP approaches.

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Climate Resilient Cities

Learning community to identify best practices and methodologies for making cities more resilient to climate change, drawing on experiences from Latin America.

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Human Rights

Learning community to discuss steps in building institutions that promote and defend human rights, drawing on experiences from Latin America.

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Small-Scale Farming

Learning community to discuss practical steps in promoting small-scale sustainable farming and rural development, drawing on experiences from Latin America.

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Citizen Oversight

Learning community to discuss ways of promoting citizen oversight of public policies and programmes, drawing on experiences from Latin America.

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Extractive Industries

Learning community to discuss ways to achieve a socially just and environmentally sound investment in mining and energy, drawing on experiences from Latin America.

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Climate Adaptation in Drylands

Learning community to identify ways in which community-based adaptation in arid and semi-arid regions is made possible, drawing on experiences from Latin America.

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