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About Rimisp

We are a network that links and generates knowledge for the development of Latin American territories.

We work to understand the causes of territorial inequalities, contributing to design better public policies and bring stakeholders together to support equitable territorial development. Because when territories capacities are to their top capacity, the gaps are reduced more effectively.

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Projects

biblio

Civic Engagement & Public Libraries

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foto-proyecto-web

Fortalecimiento y medición de la calidad de los servicios municipales

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foto

Cities and development in Chile

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8. SUBDERE

Capacity Development and Design Training Modules in Territorial Development with Cultural Identity

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11. MIGA

Strengthening Integration Movement

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10. Mercados Rurales

Bolivia rural market

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7. PP cultural desde un enfoque territorial CNCA

Contributing to Public Policy Culture from a Territorial Approach

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6 Agricultura Familiar Campesina y DT en Chile - NDAP

Family farming and territorial development in Chile

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5. Convenios DPS

Agrifood and Territorial Heritage Partnerships for Food Security in Colombia

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4. Desarrollo Territorial Rural con Familias Unidos

Territorial Rural Development from biocultural assets

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3. Desarrollo Territorial, Inclusión y Patrimonio Biocultural

Territorial development, inclusion and biocultural heritage: Contributions to Colombian Public Policy

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foro

World Forum of Local Economic Development

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Publications



  • Short Food Supply Chains: A Latinamerican perspective from the territorial approach and valorization of identity and bio-cultural assets

    In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Short Supply Chains (SSCs) are beginning to gain recognition as a relevant and growing phenomenon, linked to the local, cultural heritage and biodiversity  and,  to  a  lesser  extent,  to  agro-ecology  and  solidarity economy. The main question of this paper is: which kind of Short Supply Chain (SSC) can contribute to a higher level of small scale producers and entrepreneurs’ inclusion stimulating new dynamics and connections between urban and rural areas in the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) region?
  • Psychosocial wellbeing and place characteristics in Mexico

    This paper maps psychosocial wellbeing in Mexico and explores its relationship with the characteristics of the place where a person lives, using multilevel models. Psychosocial wellbeing is measured as self-reported depressive symptoms, feelings of sadness and experience of stress. Results suggest a negative relationship between psychosocial wellbeing and local levels of unemployment, and heterogeneity in the role of place characteristics depending on individual characteristics. First, local unemployment levels tend to harm women more than men, and older more than younger people. Second, local poverty increases the depression symptoms and feelings of sadness of wealthier people, but, at high levels of local poverty, poorer people are significantly more likely to experience stress compared to wealthier people. Moreover, local poverty significantly worsens the psychosocial wellbeing of unemployed people. Third, an increase in local inequality harms the psychosocial wellbeing of younger people, while it does not seem to affect individuals older than 35. Fourth, an increase in the provision of local amenities can improve psychosocial wellbeing among people younger than 50, but it does not seem to moderate the relationship between age and depression among older people.    
  • Summary 2013