PAR - Regional Learning ProgramA Latin American local governance knowledge management project
The Regional Learning Program for Good Governance in Latin America (PAR) aims to improve the ability of Latin American sub-national governments to achieve the Millennium Development Goals through knowledge sharing, learning and joint action. The Program connects practitioners and policy makers to develop expertise for improved local impact in the region. The PAR brings regional perspective to local work and local experience to regional decision-making processes. It has two primary strategic objectives:
- Strengthen the skills of Latin American sub-national governments and civic organizations to design and implement poverty alleviation policies and programs;
- Strengthen regional learning and exchange mechanisms related to the role of sub-national governments in poverty reduction within international development agencies, particularly the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank.
The Regional Learning Program was started in September 2006 as a joint initiative between the Impact Alliance and the British Department for International Development (DFID). The PAR works through a consortium of Impact Alliance members to provide a coordinated response regionally and locally. The Program’s direct implementing partners include Pact, the National Working Group for Participation (GNTP-Bolivia), the Brazilian Institute for Municipal Administration (IBAM) and CARE. During the program’s life, it has operated projects and organized events in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Peru.
- Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: The Middle-Income Countries
- Eliminating World Poverty: "Making Governance Work for the Poor"
- Latin America Regional Assistance Plan 2004-2007
- Plan de Apoyo Regional para América Latina
- Projecting Progress toward the Millennium Development Goals
- Propuesta PAR y rol de actores
- Resumen Ejecutivo del Programa de Aprendizaje Regional
- The Millennium Development Goals 2007
- Working in Partnership with The Inter-American Development Bank
- Working in Partnership with the World Bank
- Cooperación, Conocimiento y Desarrollo
- Governance Matters 2007
- MDG Monitor