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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

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ORIGINARIAS. Project Empowerment of Indigenous Women in Northern Chile for Sustainable Development - ONU Women

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Innovation for the Overcoming of Poverty in Chile - CORFO

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Civic Engagement & Public Libraries

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foto-proyecto-web

Strenghtening and measurement of municipal services quality

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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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Publications



  • Place of origin and the earnings of internal migrants in Mexico

    This paper examines the relationship between adult earnings of internal migrants in Mexico and the level of development of the place where they grew up, to understand whether being born and growing up in a disadvantaged place has any influence on the earnings of adult emigrants. Controlling for self-selection into migration and labour market participation, results suggest that growing up in a disadvantaged place is associated with significantly lower earnings among adults, and that emigrating does not weaken this relationship: migrants who grew up in a poorer place earn significantly less than migrants with similar characteristics but who grew up in a richer place. Results also suggest that growing up in a richer place is associated with higher adult earnings primarily because it increases the human capital of the migrant and of her network, and because it leads to more positive attitudes and beliefs about the future.
  • 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.    
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  • Territories of water (in)security: The political economy of water governance reform for irrigation and its implications for territorial inequality

    As climate change progresses and water supplies become increasingly unpredictable; world population grows; human diets change; and the bio-economy expands into new business spheres, competition for water intensifies both within the agricultural sector and among sectors.
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