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  1. Library Resource
    September, 2019

    A recent wave of large-scale commercial investments in agriculture;extractive industries and other land-based sectors has compounded the ‘global resource squeezein low- and middle-income countries. But many communities affected by land rights violations struggle to assert their rights or obtain redress. Demand for legal support outstrips resources and what is available is not always appropriate. Pursuing litigation often presents significant obstacles and risks to the communities involved without offering any certain outcomes.

  2. Library Resource
    Knowledge into action
    Manuals & Guidelines
    March, 2018

    This note is part of an Action Notes series and provides examples of tools that government agencies can adapt to their national context and use to develop the technical capacity to screen and select investors.

  3. Library Resource
    fiscal regimes
    Manuals & Guidelines
    August, 2014

    This handbook provides policymakers and officials with practical guidelines to establish a robust legal framework, organization, and procedures for administering revenue from extractive industries. It discusses transparency and how to promote it in the face of increasing demands for clarity, as well as how countries can strengthen their managerial and technical capacity to administer these revenues.

  4. Library Resource
    Accountability Resource Guide
    Manuals & Guidelines
    August, 2015

    This guide provides information for communities who are, or who may be, harmed by projects sponsored by financial institutions, development banks and private groups. It is intended to assist community leaders, lawyers, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in determining what rights communities have and how they may access accountability mechanisms when those rights have been or may be violated.

    These tools may be used where a project has harmed communities or resources on which they depend or when there is fear of harm in the future.

  5. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    May, 2019

    This note provides guidance for civil society actors and communities on how to access and how to use the information contained in contracts with companies to be able to:

    • Understand company and government obligations related to a company project;

    • Monitor whether those obligations are being fulfilled;

    • Hold companies and the government to account for bad contracts or for failing to deliver on commitments that are important to communities.

  6. Library Resource
    Practical guide for civil society organizations and local authorities
    Manuals & Guidelines
    April, 2015

    This illustrated guide provides a very basic overview of what local authorities and communities should be aware of if a mining project is planned on or near their territory. It includes infirmation on:

    ● the law, human rights and actors’ roles and responsibilities

    ● Conflict and violence prevention and tools

    ● Addressing and minimising impacts on land ● What people can do if they have concerns.

    This resource is part of the CCSI’s Directory of Community Guidance on Agreements Relating to Agriculture or Forestry Investment.

  7. Library Resource
    Avoiding forced eviction
    Manuals & Guidelines
    December, 2014

    This guide aims to help communities who face, or have suffered from, evictions by providing guidance on how to prepare for negotiations. Communities can use this guide to negotiate and advocate for solutions or alternatives to eviction that improve the lives of the whole community.

    This resource is part of the CCSI’s Directory of Community Guidance on Agreements Relating to Agriculture or Forestry Investment.

  8. Library Resource
    Food Security and Governance Factsheet: Afghanistan
    Reports & Research
    December, 2016

    In Afghanistan, insecurity over land and water rights hampers investments in food production and irrigation. In rural areas, customary tenure systems, partly based on religious law, are the most relevant but suffer from weak recognition and offer little protection to rights holders. The land policy reform is on-going but remains slow. Moreover, land administration capacity is weak and improvements mostly take place in urban areas. In this context, land disputes are common and often violent.

  9. Library Resource

    -01/Margibi and Bong (IFC Project #26510) in Liberia

    Reports & Research
    March, 2020

    In May 2019, a complaint was lodged with CAO by members of 22 communities from the Margibi and Bong Counties in Liberia (the “Complainants”), supported by the NGOs Green Advocates International (GAI), Alliance for Rural Democracy (ARD), Natural Resource Women Platform (NRWP), and the Yeagbamah National Congress for Human Rights (YNCHR) (hereafter referred to collectively as the “Salala Affected Indigenous Communities Support Organizations”).

  10. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014

    As a global phenomenon, land grabbing has significant economic, environmental, and social impacts, often resulting in serious conflict between the local community and outsiders. The aim of the study is to get a deeper understanding of the extent to which land grabbing and resulting land-use conflicts affect the move towards sustainable forest management (SFM) in Cambodia. Two case studies were conducted involving community forests (CFs), with data collected through literature review, key informant interviews, focus group discussions, and field observations.

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