Monday, July 30, 2007 

Budget in Sessions (2006-2007, Trinidad & Tobago): The Role of Infrastructure Development to Mainstream Social Connectedness
The upcoming budget sessions (for 2006-2007) for Trinidad & Tobago, are not only setting the tones about the testing issues that surround matters of fiscal spaces as government strives to address various scenarios about the effectiveness of public expenditures, and the standing of certain public goods (we can think of education, health and/or housing); Moreover as it has become relevant some fiery debates have also ignited the realms of free discussions about the role of infrastructural development as a cohesive apparatus to steer development objectives.

Yes indeed, within those spectrums it’s interesting to take stocks about the fact, that the application of measured infrastructural development strategies can certainly go a long way, as means to tackle sustainable development. How? Well it might be that solutions can be divided through the combination and integration of effective planning mechanisms, where matters of sustainability to advance the reach of social and environmental goals can come together to bind and enhance balanced contributions toward access, mobility and social connectedness. More >>>

Sunday, July 29, 2007 

ECLAC: Economic Survey of Latin-America and the Caribbean, 2006-2007
This is the latest edition by ECLAC that covers the state of economic progress and transitions to sustainable growth for Latin-American and Caribbean countries between 2006-2007.

Readers will be glad comprehensive data sets that highlight the dynamics that moved the process of growth in the region, and how economic, technological and statistical measures were put to the test in order to document and evaluate changes in economic growth and their impacts on living conditions and well-being.
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The studies making up this new section will deal with a significant issue relevant to the region's economic development and will provide analyses extending beyond the scope of an examination of current trends. It is hoped that this new addition will contribute to "the long and difficult task of preparing a complete and fully documented study of economic conditions"

Monday, July 23, 2007 

CEDAW: Moving Across the Lines of Participation and Consultations in Antigua & Barbuda

The development of CEDAW has long been hailed as a central mechanism to attack at full fledge matters of gender equality as they move throughout the realms of human rights realities.

As an ongoing platform to strengthen the reach of consultations and assessments vis-à-vis the engagement of Rights-Based Approaches or programming across sectoral work in development, it can certainly mold significant rooms to address constant analyzes in the ways that public discussions or consultations tackle the nagging dynamics pertaining to the development of women.

In fact, within this very shaking and highly challenging nexus, it enables or set the priorities to move away from ambiguous conceptions vis-à-vis rights within the corpus of institutional responses that are needed to steer change through juridical and instrumental capacities.In these regards, setting the tone toward broad public consultations can of course be a task of no small proportions; however when those matters do need to be fully measured and understood, it goes without saying that all possible channels have to be looked upon in order to strengthen dissemination, and social mobilization.

And in the context of Antigua & Barbuda this call for a convention about CEDAW its progress and ways forward, centralize these upcoming debates to light up the reach of participatory exchanges as means to identify the appropriateness and consequences that evolve around certain standards vis-à-vis normative rights and legal empowerment.
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Monday, July 09, 2007 

Leveling the Playing Field to Address the Dynamics of Child Labor
A recent article in the Stabroek News about the status of Child Labor in the country (Guyana), see here, unravels in many instances some food for thoughts re the development and focus in perspectives about the relationships between Child Labor and Poverty.

As challenging as it is to fully grasp the many gray areas underneath those practices, it is however undeniable that proposals for investigations should take into account and call for more inclusive economic analyses. These are avenues that could prove be helpful as to better set the stages toward broader reflections to steer the reach of advocacy and policy arrangements in order to tackle the contextual values that dress-up the idea of good society, social wealth, and not the least, the role of social cohesion as a tool to strengthen equity, rights and the distribution of basic goods.

Sunday, July 08, 2007 

Batey (Dominican Republic): Innovations in Practices toward Access to Universal Care and HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs
In the fight against HIV/AIDS, Universal Access to Care and Prevention Programs brings-in numerous challenges, where the calls for improvements in terms of sectoral planning and capacity development can be summed up as quintessential and pro-active measures.
And within this nexus, evidential approaches in public policies and practices have been stressing the facts that solid and comprehensive prevention programs should take into consideration, or I should rather say weigh the effectiveness of counseling and testing services at community levels.
In a nutshell, dynamics that call for the emergence of innovative approaches to strengthen the reach/capacity of surveillance and aid in service planning mechanisms.

As a matter of fact, in talking about innovations under these areas, the case of this joint project in the Dominican Republic (Batey area) between the Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Mailman School of Public Health and Batey Relief Alliance shed significant lights about the way that monitoring and evaluation typologies can help target and identify effective delivery of services, counseling and organizational capacity toward low-income and vulnerable groups, More >>>

Saturday, July 07, 2007 

ODA, Community and Infrastructure Development for Haiti
And straight from Canada, CIDA (The Canadian International Development Agency) has just approved a US$16.5 million grant that will be applied to the upgrading of infrastructures in Haiti, with an aim toward the strengthening of inclusive participation in community development projects for local populations. More >>>

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