Title

Governance, Institutional Coordination, and Socio-Spatial Justice: Reflections from Latin America and the Caribbean

Date of Publication

2020 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Political Stability

Keywords

srhreports, politicalstability, Governance, dysfunctional governance, political stability, Latin America, Caribbean, institutional coordination, socio-spatial justice

Description

“Dysfunctional governance and institutional coordination are two of the aspects hindering improvements in socio-spatial justice in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. This is no minor issue in a region with one of the largest levels of informality and inequality in the world and where poverty rates are again expanding after showing encouraging retreats in the previous decades. Some of the governance challenges include unclear and unstable institutional structures for decision-making, insufficient mechanisms for citizen participation, and a lack of political will and appreciation for the benefits of planning. This chapter discusses governance and institutional coordination in LAC and suggests governance reform solutions for improving socio-spatial justice in formal and informal settlements by analysing current conditions and learning from cases of different cities and countries in the region."

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Governance, Institutional Coordination, and Socio-Spatial Justice: Reflections from Latin America and the Caribbean

“Dysfunctional governance and institutional coordination are two of the aspects hindering improvements in socio-spatial justice in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. This is no minor issue in a region with one of the largest levels of informality and inequality in the world and where poverty rates are again expanding after showing encouraging retreats in the previous decades. Some of the governance challenges include unclear and unstable institutional structures for decision-making, insufficient mechanisms for citizen participation, and a lack of political will and appreciation for the benefits of planning. This chapter discusses governance and institutional coordination in LAC and suggests governance reform solutions for improving socio-spatial justice in formal and informal settlements by analysing current conditions and learning from cases of different cities and countries in the region."