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    Urban violence in Latin America: Toward evidence-based security policies

    When: Friday, September 7, 2018 3:30 — 5:00 p.m.

    Where: The Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Room, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC


    During the 2000s, over 1.5 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean were killed, equivalent to 2.5 times the population of Washington, D.C. Most of these homicides were geographically concentrated and can be attributed to urban armed groups. Urban violence imposes significant economic and social costs on the region, yet policymakers and decision makers have little evidence and limited tools at their disposal to prevent and control it.

    On Friday, September 7, the Economic and Social Policy in Latin America (ESPLA) Initiative at Brookings, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) will co-host an event to discuss evidence-based security policy in Latin America and innovations in crime prevention and reduction interventions. Panelists will offer their insights on which policies work, which don't, and what is left to learn.

    After the discussion, the panelists will take audience questions.

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