The manual explains how to use the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure in everyday life to protect the rights of peasants and other communities.
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Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesMarch, 2016Global
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesApril, 2017Global
This guide helps communities, community-based organisations and other supporters know what to do if a company is planning to develop projects on or near their customary lands, using a loan from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – the private sector part of the World Bank Group. This guide is also useful for any projects using loans from other funders or companies that have chosen to follow the IFC’s social and environmental rules.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesDecember, 2014Global
The Project Compliance Mechanism (PCM) is the EBRD's accountability mechanism for the assessment and follow-up of complaints about project financed by the bank. The PCM is a grievance mechanism for civil society, local groups and individuals that may be directly and adversely affected by a bank project. It's purpose is to help identify when the EBRD or its client has not fulfilled the obligations defined in the bank's policies and to facilitate a problem-solving process with the EBRD's client.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesSeptember, 2015Global
The toolkit is intended to support communities to secure their rights and responsibilities and strengthen customary ways of life and stewardship of their territories and areas. It is directed primarily towards facilitators from the communities themselves or from supporting organizations with whom they have long-standing and positive relationships.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesJanuary, 2020South-Eastern Asia
This guide aims to help communities develop “interest-based” negotiation skills and understand how to use a range of tools to deal with the power imbalance between them and those trying to take their housing, land and resources. The guide may be useful to communities threatened with eviction as well as communities that are negotiating solutions for evictions already suffered. It encourages communities to develop a negotiation strategy that incorporates advocacy at key points in order to strengthen their position.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesJanuary, 2020Global
This guide is written for communities who face negative impacts from IFC-supported projects. It explains what the IFC is and how it provides financial and other support to businesses, including intermediary banks and funds. The guide explains what the IFC Environmental and Social Performance Standards are and who is responsible for implementing them and making sure they are respected on the ground.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesNovember, 2011Global
This guide has three individual booklets which together provide: concrete step-by-step guidance on how communities can lead their own research to determine their own development priorities, and respond to unwanted development projects; practical tips, tools, and activities on conducting community-led research; and inspiring stories from experienced community organizers around the world who have used community-led research to redefine development processes.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesNovember, 2020Global
This guide encourages communities to discover what development means for themselves and to question whether proposed plans and activities truly fit within their definition of and priorities for development. With activities, stories, and practical tools, this guide introduces community-led development and supports communities in claiming their right to development.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesFebruary, 2015Global
This guide helps civil society organisations and the representatives of interest groups to better understand the technical jargon of the Environmental impact assessment process and to understand its structure, functions and aims.
This resource is part of the CCSI’s Directory of Community Guidance on Agreements Relating to Agriculture or Forestry Investment.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesAugust, 2015Global
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.
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