Nicaragua

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Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2008
Dominican Republic
Mexico
Chile
Ecuador
Nicaragua
Argentina
Colombia
Brazil
Latin America and the Caribbean

This study on Latin America is based on a sample of eight countries, comprising the big four economies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico; Colombia and Ecuador, two of the poorest South American tropical countries; the Dominican Republic, the largest Caribbean economy; and Nicaragua, the poorest country in Central America. Together, in 2000-04, these countries accounted for 78 percent of the region's population, 80 percent of the region's agricultural value added, and 84 percent of the total gross domestic product (GDP) of Latin America.

Reports & Research
Training Resources & Tools
March 2008
Nicaragua
Latin America and the Caribbean

This review of public expenditures on Social Protection (SP) in Nicaragua is based on the analytical framework of Social Risk Management (SRM) developed by the World Bank. The concept of managing social risk comes from the notion that certain groups in society are vulnerable to unexpected shocks which threaten their livelihood and/or survival. Social protection focuses on the poor since they are more vulnerable to the risks and normally do not have the instruments to handle these risks.

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
May 2017
Nicaragua
Latin America and the Caribbean

There have been few efforts to evaluate whether the positive land use changes induced by conservation interventions such as Payments for Environmental Services (PES) persist once the interventions end. Since gains achieved by conservation interventions may be lost upon termination of the program, even apparently successful interventions may not result in longterm conservation benefits, a problem known as that of permanence. This paper examines the permanence of land use changes induced by a short-term PES program implemented between 2003 and 2008 in Matiguas-Rio Blanco, Nicaragua.

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
October 2012
Nicaragua
Panama
Honduras
Central America
Latin America and the Caribbean

The Central America region is a small market. The region contains around 43 million inhabitants (0.6 percent of total world population) who generate around 0.25 percent of the world's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). While the region has successfully embarked on a regional integration agenda and has strong commercial links with the US, extra-regional trade-mainly with large fast-growing emerging economies-remains a challenge.

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
June 2012
Nicaragua
Central America
Latin America and the Caribbean

In Central America, cargo is transported almost entirely by road. The movement of imports and exports to and from international seaports is done by truck. Rail service is almost nonexistent and air transport serves less than one percent of the cargo generated within the Central American Common Market (SIECA, 2004). Intra-regional trade is much more important in Central America than it might seem at first glance. The second largest trading partner of Central America is the region itself.

Reports & Research
Training Resources & Tools
November 2015
Nicaragua
Latin America and the Caribbean

This work summarizes background papers prepared for the World Bank Group with significant input from government counterparts and other development partners. It takes stock of major recent developments and argues that a lot has been achieved in the last decade in terms of production of commodities for export and food consumption, with favorable impact on rural poverty reduction. It also argues that the two factors driving the recent agricultural performance, namely favorable international prices and expansion of the agricultural frontier, have reached their limits.

20 August 2017
Nicaragua

La marcha fue organizada en la comunidad Mina La India, a 174 kilómetros al norte de Managua, donde Condor Gold cuenta con 10 concesiones de exploración y explotación.

 

Cientos de campesinos y ambientalistas marcharon hoy en Nicaragua para demostrar su rechazo a la compañía minera de origen británico Condor Gold, que tiene concesiones al noroeste del país.

La marcha fue organizada en la comunidad Mina La India, a 174 kilómetros al norte de Managua, donde Condor Gold cuenta con 10 concesiones de exploración y explotación.

26 July 2017
Nicaragua

Los simulacros de consulta violan los derechos de las personas

Realizamos casi 200 entrevistas a personas que nos contaron historias con un mensaje común: las autoridades están vendiendo su tierra sin consultar a la gente. La respuesta del Estado a estas denuncias es el silencio.

 

Cientos de familias que viven a lo largo de la ruta del canal temen ser obligadas a abandonar sus hogares y perder sus tierras y sus medios de subsistencia.

Securing Forest Tenure Rights for Rural Development: Lessons from Six Countries in Latin America cover image
Journal Articles & Books
March 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Argentina
Colombia
Peru

Secure land tenure in rural landscapes is widely recognized as an essential foundation for achieving a range of economic development goals. However, forest areas in low and middle-income countries face particular challenges in strengthening the security of land and resource tenure. Forest peoples are often among the poorest and most politically marginalized communities in their national contexts, and their tenure systems are often based on customary, collective rights that have insufficient formal legal protection.