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  1. Library Resource

    Holding the Development Finance Institutions responsible when private sector projects fail. The case of Addax Bioethanol in Sierra Leone.

    Informes e investigaciones
    Septiembre, 2016
    Sierra Leona

    Following the financial and food crisis in 2008 the phenomenon of land grabbing through large-scale investments in land leading to forcible displacement of rural population, increasing their food insecurity and disregarding Human Rights became a hot topic on the global agenda. At the same time it became clear, that more investments were needed into the agricultural sector to increase food security and secure agricultural productivity.

  2. Library Resource
    Artículos de revistas y libros
    Septiembre, 2016
    Sierra Leona

    Sierra Leone is one of the least developed countries in the world and is still recovering from a civil war that ended in 2002. Increasingly, the Sierra Leonean government seeks to attract foreign investors through providing opportunities for large-scale land leases for the development of agribusiness. This has triggered a rapid transformation process that poses a considerable threat to food security and social stability. Despite being a pilot country for the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure, there is no real change on the ground as yet.

  3. Library Resource
    Informes e investigaciones
    Marzo, 2018
    Sudán, Etiopía, Sudán del Sur, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Chad, República Democrática del Congo, Ghana, Liberia, Malí, Sierra Leona, Indonesia, Laos

    In the wave of efforts to encourage and support more “responsible” land investments, one aspect has been largely overlooked: are governments equipped with the legal and technical support needed to effectively negotiate and conclude investment contracts that lead to responsible outcomes?

  4. Library Resource
    Documentos de política y resúmenes
    Marzo, 2018
    Sudán, Etiopía, Sudán del Sur, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Chad, República Democrática del Congo, Ghana, Liberia, Malí, Sierra Leona, Indonesia, Laos

    In the wave of efforts to encourage and support more “responsible” land investments, one aspect has been largely overlooked: are governments equipped with the legal and technical support needed to effectively negotiate and conclude investment contracts that lead to responsible outcomes?

  5. Library Resource
    Artículos de revistas y libros
    Enero, 2015
    África, Sierra Leona

    In peace-building and transitional justice literature economic restoration is considered central to sustainable peace in post-conflict societies. However, it is also widely recognised that many post-conflict states cannot afford mechanisms to provide restoration. Not only are many such states poor to begin with, but violent conflict further degrades their economic capacity. As a result, in their need to provide jobs, generate tax revenues, spur development and promote sustainable peace, many post-conflict states turn to alternative processes of economic restoration.

  6. Library Resource
    Documentos de política y resúmenes
    Enero, 2015
    África, Sierra Leona

    Sierra Leone recently attracted significant inflows of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in export-oriented mining and agribusiness. These investments have usually involved large-scale land deals with local communities that have been facilitated and brokered by government officials, local politicians, and paramount chiefs. Affected people and communities were supposed to receive compensations for lost land and, in addition, they expected to find gainful employment opportunities with multinational companies.

  7. Library Resource
    Artículos de revistas y libros
    Junio, 2013
    África, Sierra Leona

    In sub-Saharan Africa, commercial bioenergy production has been hailed as a new form of ‘green capitalism’ that will deliver ‘win-win’ outcomes and ‘pro poor’ development. Yet in an era of global economic recession and soaring food prices, biofuel ‘sustainability’ has been at the centre of controversy. This paper focuses on the case of post-war Sierra Leone, a country that has over the last decade been consistently ranked as one of the poorest in the world, facing food insecurity, high unemployment and entrenched poverty.

  8. Library Resource
    Artículos de revistas y libros
    Noviembre, 2018
    Sierra Leona, Camboya

    Much has been written on land deals, their impact and challenges of contestation in the Global South. Multiple studies show that communities are high-spirited as long as they oppose the actual conversion of their land. My findings illustrate, however, how companies, local authorities, communities, civil society and the government mitigate conflicts, re-shape resource governance, and negotiate terms of development in operating plantations and local-global dynamics thereof.

  9. Library Resource
    LANDac | Policy Brief #6 Negotiating and implementing large scale land deals in Sierra Leone cover image

    Improving transparency and consent

    Documentos de política y resúmenes
    Julio, 2019
    Sierra Leona

    Investment into large-scale agribusiness projects in African post-conflict states is framed within broader economic reforms. On their surface, these projects boast of attracting much-needed infrastructure development, providing employment and shifts from subsistence agriculture to formal wage labor, and raising GDP.

  10. Library Resource
    Artículos de revistas y libros
    Julio, 2017
    Sierra Leona

    There is wide engagement with large-scale land deals in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly from the perspectives of development and international political economy. Recently, scholars have increasingly pointed to a gendered lacuna in this literature. Engagement with gender tends to focus on potential differential impacts for men and women, and it also flags the need for more detailed empirical research of specific land deals.

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