The Policy Papers & Briefs resource type is meant for publications and resources that contain policy directions and/or assessments, as well as briefs describing a land-related situation. Different terminologies are used by different organizations, such as country profiles, issue briefs, fact sheets and/or knowledge notes, as well as policy focus reports.

Policy Papers & Briefs
June 2017
Global

یعرض ھذا التقریر النتائج الرئیسیة والخلاصات الأساسیة لمؤشر حوكمة الموارد لعام 2017. ويقيس المؤشر حسن إدارة الموارد في 81 بلدا تنتج  82 في المائة من النفط في العالم، و 78 في المائة من الغاز، ونسبة كبيرة من المعادن، بما في ذلك 72 في المائة من جميع النحاس. وهو نتاج 89 تقييما قطريا (تم تقييم ثمانية بلدان في قطاعين)، جمع  النتائج 150 باحثا، باستخدام ما يقرب من 10،000 وثيقة داعمة للإجابة على 149 سؤالا.  ممكن الإطلاع على النتائج المفصلة على http://www.resourcegovernanceindex.org

Policy Papers & Briefs
June 2017
Global

Этот отчет представляет ключевые выводы и основные послания Индекса управления ресурсами 2017. Индекс оценивает качество управления ресурсами в 81 стране, которые совместно производят 82 процента мировой нефти, 78 процентов газа и значительную часть минеральных ресурсов, включая 72 процента всей меди. Это результат 89 страновых оценок (восемь стран были оценены по двум секторам), проведенных 150 исследователями, которые использовали почти 10000 подтверждающих документов для ответов на 149 вопросов.

Policy Papers & Briefs
June 2017
Global

Le rapport présente les principaux résultats et messages clés de l’Indice de Gouvernance des Ressources Naturelles 2017. L’indice mesure la qualité de la gouvernance des ressources naturelles dans 81 pays, qui représentent 82% de la production mondiale de pétrole, 78% de la production mondiale de gaz et une part importante de la production de minéraux, dont 72% de la production mondiale de cuivre.

Policy Papers & Briefs
June 2017
Global

El Índice de la Gobernanza de los Recursos Naturales evalúa las políticas y las prácticas empleadas por las autoridades para gobernar sus industrias petrolera, gasífera y minera. El índice proporciona una calificación agregada para cada evaluación. En la mayoría de países, el índice evalúa ya sea el sector petróleo y gas, o el sector minero. En el caso de ocho países, el índice evalúa a ambos sectores. Lee mas en http://www.resourcegovernanceindex.org. 

Policy Papers & Briefs
June 2017
Global

This report presents the key findings and core messages of the 2017 Resource Governance Index. The index measures the quality of resource governance in 81 countries that together produce 82 percent of the world’s oil, 78 percent of its gas and a significant proportion of minerals, including 72 percent of all copper. It is the product of 89 country assessments (eight countries were assessed in two sectors), compiled by 150 researchers, using almost 10,000 supporting documents to answer 149 questions.

Forest conversion toolkit
Policy Papers & Briefs
May 2018
Africa
South America
Asia
Europe

This is a legal toolkit to help decision-makers use laws to reduce forest conversion and minimise the environmental and social impacts of deforestation. It offers countries a starting point to reform laws governing forest conversion.

Using legal analysis from nine tropical countries, the toolkit identifies key risks associated with unclear forest conversion laws and provides lawmakers with guidance on the questions they should ask themselves when writing or reforming forest conversion laws on five key areas:

·         Clarity around the allocation of land

africa agriculture investment
Policy Papers & Briefs
May 2018
Africa

Research shows that land disputes are increasingly common, exposing businesses to severe risks at the project level. The problem is endemic and growing – companies want evidence-based approaches to address this new reality and understand their exposure to risk. The Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) financial model blends verified company data with detailed case research to accurately assess tenure risk and provide tailored support to investors and businesses. 

Policy Papers & Briefs
May 2018
Global

The LEGEND programme’s Challenge Fund supports a series of innovative partnerships between non-profit organisations and agricultural and natural resource companies to pilot new schemes that encourage more responsible investment in the agriculture sector.

This LEGEND bulletin explores early experiences and emerging lessons from four of these projects, and includes testimony from community members attesting to their positive results.

Policy Papers & Briefs
July 2017
South Africa

The Financial and Fiscal Commission (the Commission) undertook a study into the land reform programme. Part of the problem is that land reform is framed within the narrow confines of agriculture and does not take into account the inherent sectoral challenges. The survey results show the land reform programme’s lack of success is illustrated by the drastic decrease in production since land was transferred.

Policy Papers & Briefs
June 2017
South Africa

As a country we need to prioritise the acquisition and development of land for settlement purposes if we are to make any impact on the demand for housing.  Between 1994 and 2014 the South African government provided more than 2.5 million houses and some 1.2 million serviced sites, but the housing backlog nevertheless increased over this same period from 1.5 million to 2.1 million units

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