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Violence against Women and its Financial Consequences for Businesses in Bolivia

Violence against Women and its Financial Consequences for Businesses in Bolivia

With the aim of demonstrating the costs and impacts of VaW in intimate partner relations for Bolivian businesses, the German Cooperation implemented by GIZ through its regional program “Combating violence against women in Latin America – ComVoMujer”, commissioned the first research study of this kind in Bolivia. The study includes the participation of 31 medium and large enterprises which are pioneers in recognizing the importance of this grave problem which impacts both their organization and employees. 

Combatir la violencia contra las mujeres en Latinoamérica: Catálogo de materiales 2009 – 09/2016

Combatir la violencia contra las mujeres en Latinoamérica: Catálogo de materiales 2009 – 09/2016

En este documento se encuentran los materiales producidos por el Programa Regional ComVoMujer y aliadas/os de los países Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay y Perú, en los últimos años.

Reducing Crime and Violence: Experimental Evidence from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Liberia

Reducing Crime and Violence: Experimental Evidence from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Liberia

We show that a number of noncognitive skills and preferences, including patience and identity, are malleable in adults, and that investments in them reduce crime and violence. 

Predicting and Preventing Shootings among At-Risk Youth

Predicting and Preventing Shootings among At-Risk Youth

The authors of this paper worked with Chicago Public Schools to build a predictive model of violent victimization, which became one of the inputs determining which students would be included in the Youth Advocate Program (YAP). In this paper, we report on the construction of that predictive model, as well as preliminary findings regarding the YAP mentoring intervention.

Thinking, Fast and Slow? Some Field Experiments to Reduce Crime and Dropout in Chicago

Thinking, Fast and Slow? Some Field Experiments to Reduce Crime and Dropout in Chicago

In the U.S., black males lose more years of potential life before age 65 to homicide than to America’s leading overall killer—heart disease. A large body of research emphasizes that—beyond institutional factors—choices and behavior also contribute to these outcomes, including decisions around dropping out of high school, involvement with drugs or gangs, or responses to confrontations that could escalate to serious violence. In this paper we present the results of three large-scale randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that seek to reduce crime and dropout by changing the decision-making of disadvantaged youth at elevated risk for these outcomes.

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