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GAI Research

The Georgetown Americas Institute conducts interdisciplinary research and teaching on the Western Hemisphere around four critical challenges facing the region: governance and the rule of law, economic growth and innovation, social and cultural inclusion, and sustainability and the environment.

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Understanding and Addressing Corruption in Latin America

Drawing on the substantial expertise located across Georgetown University’s 10 schools, the institute will coordinate a research agenda within the University that seeks to obtain a clear understanding of the nature and magnitude of corruption in…

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Latin America in the Global Economy

The Georgetown Americas Institute’s Latin America in the Global Economy (LAGE) program is a multiyear initiative to advance research and promote dialogue within the academy and with governments, the private sector, and civil society around the most…


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This report aims to provide background on the situation in Haiti to provide a starting point for conversations on possible solutions for Haiti’s current crisis, triggered by the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in July 2021.


The policy brief is based on recommendations discussed during a policy workshop hosted by the Georgetown Americas Institute in May 2023. These recommendations identify specific and meaningful reforms that can be reasonably implemented in each country to address some of the weaknesses in their…