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5 July 2019
Western Africa

Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), the local chapter of Transparency International (TI) is asking  the government to speed up the passage of the land bill into law.

The bill, which was first introduced in Parliament in 2018 but was later withdrawn, would be tabled again before the House this year.

4 July 2019

Three agreements laid groundwork for possible future land claims, reparations and centuries-long grievances for Métis nations

Growing up as member of Alberta’s Métis community, Audrey Poitras was always acutely aware of the unique struggle her people faced.

3 July 2019
Western Africa

In August 2018, the local government of Accra, Ghana, in West Africa, appropriated 1,800 homes for demolition to make way for, among others, tomato retailers. Officials had already begun plotting the land for its new use when residents of the largely poor neighborhood erupted in protest, to no avail.

3 July 2019

Sociological study finds pros and cons in a REDD+ carbon credit scheme in the Brazilian Amazon that rewards small-scale ecosystem service providers in local communities.

2 July 2019
Central America

Dolene Miller, Elba Rivera and Francisca Ramirez have spent years defending the territories of the indigenous peoples, farmers and Afro-Nicaraguans. Here are their stories.

Reports & Research
March 2018

Investors are critical players in creating land-based investments that respect the legitimate tenure rights of local landholders. This new survey captures how investors perceive, price, and mitigate land-based risks as well as quantify the costs of such risks materializing and the value of foregone investments.

Reports & Research
January 2019

This report explains TMP Systems’ statistical analysis of how geospatial data showing indicators of local environmental, social and governance (ESG) conditions correlate with tenure risk. The results indicate strong enough correlations between some of these indicators and tenure risk, to support use of the indicators by companies and investors.

Manuals & Guidelines
March 2016

This guide is the fourth to be developed in partnership with the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), part of the sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland. Other guides include Why gender matters, Why cultural heritage matters and Why human rights matter.

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