Heinrich Böll Foundation | Land Portal

The Heinrich Böll Foundation


  • is a catalyst for green visions and projects, a 
  • think tank for policy reform, and an international network
  • is closely affiliated to the German Green Party
  • promotes the development of democratic civil society at home and abroad
  • defends equal rights and equal opportunities regardless of gender, sexual orientation, 
  • religion, ethnicity, or nationality
  • supports cultural projects as part of our civic education programmes
  • assists gifted, socially and politically active students and graduates in Germany and abroad
  • co-operates with state foundations in all of the 16 German states
  • is mostly financed through public funds (currently around 45 million euros per year)

The primary objectives guiding our work are


  • establishing democracy and human rights
  • fighting against environmental degradation
  • safeguarding everyone’s rights of social participation
  • supporting non-violent conflict resolution
  • defending the rights of individuals

Heinrich Böll Foundation Resources

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Library Resource

Lessons from Argentina, India, Kenya and Zimbabwe

Reports & Research
February, 2017
Kenya, Zimbabwe, Argentina, India

With the start of a commodity boom cycle in the early 2000s, many resource-rich countries reaped benefits as prices for commodities increased over the ensuing decade. Many of these countries see mining as a central element of modernising their economies, and actively promote investment in the mining and extractives sector. Indeed,between 2000 and 2012, investment spending by global oil, gas, and mining companies increased five-fold, especially in Latin American and sub-Saharan Africa.


Library Resource
Conference Papers & Reports
December, 2015
Cambodia

Indigenous communities in Cambodia are legally recognized and should thus have been protected by the Land Law and the Forestry Law, entitling them to communal land titles. A number of national and international instruments including the Cambodian Land Law of 2001, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the ILO Convention no. 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples and the World Bank Safeguard Policy recognize both collective and individual Indigenous Peoples’ rights.

Library Resource
Reports & Research
December, 2014
Cambodia

This article looks at World Bank and German land sector support and highlights the challenges these actors have faced in ensuring effective implementation of land sector reform in Cambodia. The author outlines the history of Cambodia's relationship with the World Bank and key milestones in Germany's involvement.
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