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Tackling the inherent contradictions in SDG 5 on Gender Equality
15.10.2019
While the icon for SDG 5 says “Gender Equality”, the full text of the goal on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal site is actually “Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.” This
Playing with fire in Santa Cruz
30.08.2019
Currently there is a lot of speculation about the causes of the forest fires in the Amazon region. A Bolivian congressman, speculated that they probably originated in Brazil, while Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro
Deforestation and wildfires in Bolivia
22.08.2019
Each year, towards the end of the dry season, Bolivian farmers burn forest and other vegetation to prepare for the next agricultural season. Slash-and-burn agriculture is a traditional farming technique that begins
Inputs for the National Policy for Integral Urban Development
26.07.2019
Bolivia is currently in the process of developing a National Policy for Integral Urban Development, which is very important given the rapid and unorganized process of urbanization that the country is experiencing.
The influence of language on human and economic development in Bolivia
23.07.2019
Languages are the main communication tool of the human species, but the impact they have on the interaction between people and the development of societies is often ignored. Currently, 7,111 languages are spoken
The Bolivian Highlands: A challenge for the country’s development
26.06.2019
The progress made in the development of indicators for the Municipal Atlas of the SDGs in Bolivia highlights the fact that the Andean region is lagging behind in several respects. It stands out for its high poverty
The fiscal resource management capacity in Bolivian municipalities
12.06.2019
It is difficult to find good information about SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions at the municipal level in Bolivia. However, UDAPE recently published a very helpful Fiscal Atlas. Specifically, the
The impacts of deforestation on biodiversity in Bolivia
28.05.2019
The world is widely believed to be in the midst of the sixths mass extinction event, this time caused by humans rather than meteors or volcanic eruptions. A recent study by WWF estimates that vertebrate abundance
Empty homes in the Bolivian highlands: Evidence of temporary and incomplete migration
21.05.2019
With huge efforts and investments, Bolivia has achieved fairly high electricity coverage. According to the World Bank's World Development Indicators, in 2016, 93% of the population had access to electricity (1),
Business dynamism in Bolivia
15.05.2019
In this article, we show how energy consumption data can be used to obtain information about the business dynamism in the country. Typically, one would use information from Fundempresa (1) to understand what is
The most attractive municipalities in Bolivia (as measured by growth in electricity meters)
30.04.2019
Last week we showed in this post how big data from household electricity meters can be used to estimate measures of energy poverty and inequality at the municipal level in Bolivia. The objective of this blog is to
Measuring energy poverty and inequality at the municipal level in Bolivia
16.04.2019
Energy consumption is closely related to income levels. The more readily usable energy and the more efficient energy converting technologies are available, the better are the conditions for the development of
HIV is on the rise in Bolivia, but it is concentrated in just a handful of municipalities
05.04.2019
Thanks to the diligent work the Programa Nacional ITS/VIH/SIDA y Hepatitis Virales did in Bolivia; we are able to present a good overview of the HIV situation in Bolivia. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) can lead
Deforestation in Bolivia at the municipal level
03.04.2019
This blog post is the first in a series that aim to contribute analysis, data and indicators to the upcoming Atlas of the SDGs in Bolivia at the municipal level coordinated by the Sustainable Development Solutions