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The main drivers of arabica coffee prices in Latin America
This paper analyzes the determinants of arabica green coffee prices in Latin American countries using a time series analysis and panel data methods. For this purpose, we construct a panel of different coffee prices: Coffee Organization (ICO) composite prices for Brazilian Naturals, Colombian Milds, and Other Milds; prices paid by the Federación ...
Social protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Haiti
This report is part of a series of national case studies aimed at disseminating knowledge on the current status of social protection systems in Latin American and Caribbean countries, and at discussing their main challenges in terms of realizing of the economic and social rights of the population and achieving key development goals, such as combating ...
Smart grids in Latin America and the Caribbean
The study aims at unveiling the potential of smart grids technology deployment in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Regions. Founding on a general discussion of the smart grids functionalities and on the description of the progressive evolution of an electricity system from the present state towards the full deployment of smart grids concept, ...
Compendium of practices on the implementation of ICT questions in households and businesses surveys in Latin America and the Caribbean 2010
The Compendium of practices on the implementation of information and communication technologies (ICT); questions in households and businesses surveys has been prepared by the Observatory for the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean (OSILAC);, in cooperation with the working group on ICT measurement of the Statistical Conference of ...
Defeating poverty through social inclusion
This document presents the bases of discussion for a joint programme between Latin America and the Caribbean and the European Union to fight poverty, inequality and exclusion. The study examines the evolution of economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean and its main proposals take account of the most recent and significant ...
The cost of hunger: Social and economic impact of child undernutrition in Central America and the Dominican Republic
This document presents the results derived from the analyses of the cost of undernutrition in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic. The study shows that not only are the effects reported valid for the countries of Central America and the Dominican Republic, but the resultant economic impact is ...