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Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsDecember, 2003Americas, Central America, Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2012Southern Asia, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Africa, Western Africa, South-Eastern Asia, Guatemala, Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Yemen
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Central America, Guatemala
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2009Costa Rica
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2003Central America, Guatemala
With increasing urbanization, the percentage of women participating in the labor force and the percentage of households headed by single mothers have increased. Reliable and affordable child-care alternatives are thus becoming increasingly important in urban areas. The Hogares Comunitarios Program (HCP) was established in Guatemala City in 1991 as a direct response to the increasing need of poor urban dwellers for substitute childcare.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2001Central America, Northern America, Costa Rica
The worsening degradation of natural resources urgently requires the adoption of more sustainable management practices. This need has led to growing interest and investment in monitoring systems for tracking the condition of natural resources. This study is concerned with the design of monitoring systems that have direct relevance for the management of natural resources. We call these Policy Relevant Monitoring Systems (PRMS). Such systems have several key characteristics.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2014Mexico
By 2050, climate change is likely to reduce maize production globally by 3–10 percent and wheat production in developing countries by 29–34 percent. Even without climate change, the real costs of wheat and maize will increase by 60 percent between 2000 and 2050; climate change could make the figure substantially greater. Food security, despite the above, may be possible if agricultural systems are transformed through improved seed, fertilizer, land use, and governance.
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