Government Briefing: Incorporating Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) into Investment Approval Processes | Land Portal

Resource information

Date of publication: 
July 2020
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This briefing explains how host government agencies involved in investment processes can effectively apply FPIC to:

1. Facilitate the right kind of investments, which operate responsibly and support sustainable development

2. Increase business confidence by fostering a stable and participatory investment environment

3. Comply with international law and align approval processes with industry standards and best practices

4. Avoid and mitigate financial, political, and legal risks

5. Manage potential conflicts that risk violating human rights and damaging business operations and the national interest.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Dudine, Kelly
Szoke-Burke, Sam

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