Evidence and Lessons from Latin America (ELLA)

Evidence and Lessons from Latin America: A Synthesis of Policy and Research Lessons from Latin America

Client: DFID
Origin of funding: DFID
Region: Latin America, Africa, Asia
Project value: £3,000,000
Dates: July 2010 – June 2013
Lead office: PAC Latin America

Description of Project:

The overall goal of the Evidence and Lessons from Latin America (ELLA) project is to create an online knowledge sharing and learning platform that will collate knowledge of recent Latin American experiences on selected economic, environmental and governance issues and support learning between Latin America, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Within this goal, the ELLA programme will:

  • Provide a user-friendly pathway through Latin American sources of evidence-based development knowledge
  • Identify, collate and synthesise high quality knowledge on emerging policy issues, based on research evidence and practical examples
  • Use web 2.0 functionality to allow users to interact, enquire and exchange knowledge on specific issues through online enquiries, webinars and conferences
  • Support and strengthen knowledge networks linking Latin America with Africa and Asia, through web- and non-web means, building ‘networks of trust’ that reinforce on-going learning


The ELLA programme aims to open up access to evidence-based development knowledge from Latin America – for development researchers, practitioners and policy makers across Latin America, Africa, Asia and the international development community. ELLA is managed by a consortium of southern and northern based development research and practice organisations including Grade, SSN Brazil, Fundar, Kite and Practical Action Consulting regional offices: East Africa, Southern Africa, and Asia. Practical Action Consulting Latin America leads on ELLA project management. The Network support to the consortium is provided by the International Institute for Environment and Development.

Work carried out by PAC team:

The services provided by PAC Latin America, East Africa, Southern Africa and Asia include: project management and quality assurance, coordination of local partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America, development of methodology for knowledge capture, development of methodology for south-south learning exchange and dissemination, communications planning, literature review and field research. 

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For more exciting updates on this project visit the official ELLA website

Contact us to explore opportunities to work together 

Practical Action Consulting Latin America
Address: 275 Jorge Chávez Ave, Miraflores, Lima 18, Peru
Tel: +511 447 5127, +511 242 9714
Email: consultorias@solucionespracticas.org.pe

Website: https://practicalaction.org/consulting-latin-america 

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