South and Central America
South and Central America have had substantial economic growth over the last years. Social inequality still dominates the region, however.
South and Central America covers the southernmost part of the American continent as well as the southern part of Northern America from the Tehuantepec isthmus in the North and Argentina to the South. The countries have coastline both to the Pacific and to the Atlantic (the Caribbean) oceans. Over the last years, the region has had substantial economic growth, but is still dominated by poverty and social inequality.
Trade and economic development are the main topics of NUPI's research in South and Central American countries. In addition, we conduct research on how economic reforms take place and affect society in Cuba, how Brazil develops as a regional power and as an emerging power globally. Norway's relationship to the countries in the region is an important aspect of all our research.
Source: Store Norske Leksikon and NUPI.
News about South and Central America
10 Sep 2019
States need revenue to function and an efficient tax system plays an important role. Can Norwegian development assistance contribute to this?
3 Jul 2018
- Ingrid Hjertaker
Increasing attention has been given to the way tax regimes affect women’s lives. Not only is capital flight now considered in a human rights perspective, taxation policies are also becoming relevant for gender equality issues and women’s rights.
Publications about South and Central America
: Academic article
2018(Article available in Norwegian only): The conflict in Colombia has seemed insolvable for decades. Despite several peace attempts, it has always flared up again. In this article, I explain the onset of peace negotiations in 2012 between the Government of Colombia and the FARC, the largest guerrilla group...
: NUPI Policy Brief
2018The presidential elections of 2018 are expected to have significant implications for the matter of peace, justice and conflict resolution in Colombia. Since conflict intensity rose considerably in the 1980s, presidential elections have been greatly influenced by the candidates’ approaches to the conflict...
Research projects about South and Central America
Photograph: Allan Hopkins/Creative Commons/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
2019 - 2023 (Ongoing)
Do regional politics around border-crossing ecosystems share important resemblances and differ in significant ways from global politics?
2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
NUPI together with 40 partners from across the globe have established an international network to undertake research into the effectiveness of peace operations.
2017 - 2021 (Ongoing)
EMPRISE studies the role of the importance of power at sea for the formation of empires and states from 1500-1856.