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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2015
    Global

    In recent years, there has been growing attention and effort towards securing the formal, legal recognition of land rights for Indigenous Peoples and local communities. Communities and Indigenous Peoples are estimated to hold as much as 65 percent of the world’s land area under customary systems, yet many governments formally recognize their rights to only a fraction of those lands. This gap—between what is held by communities and what is recognized by governments—is a major driver of conflict, disrupted investments, environmental degradation, climate change, and cultural extinction.

  2. Library Resource
    Industrial Oil Palm Development Liberia’s Path to Sustained Economic Development and Shared Prosperity? Lessons from the East

    Liberia’s Path to Sustained Economic Development and Shared Prosperity? Lessons from the East

    Reports & Research
    February, 2015
    Liberia

    The purpose of this paper is to contribute to Liberia’s debate on economic policy, specifically, recent efforts around industrial-scale palm oil development against the context of the wider role of the rural sector in economic development. 

  3. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    August, 2015
    Global

    This Guide is complementary to the Interlaken Group's 'Respecting Land and Forest Rights: a Guide for Companies'. It provides guidance on what companies can do to reduce risk through improve tenure governance in land-based investment, reflecting the principles of responsible governance of land tenure set out in the VGGT. It provides a more manageable presentation of the VGGT, along with steps to ensure that a company acts consistently with them and includes thorough due diligence on the tenure rights of project-affected communities.

  4. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    January, 2015
    Global

    The objective of this document is to guide the corporates and investors understand how to respect peoples’ ’‘tenure rights to land, fisheries and forest”,and ensure that communities have access to remedies ‘acceptable to both parties’ when such rights are impinged or such potential is recognized.

  5. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    August, 2015
    Global

    This Guide provides an entry point to understanding and implementing the principles of responsible governance of land tenure set out in the VGGT for companies involved in land-based investment. It provides a more manageable presentation of the VGGT, along with steps to ensure that a company acts consistently with them and includes thorough due diligence on the tenure rights of project-affected communities.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2015
    Myanmar

    A video recording of a whole-day conference held on 18 June 2015. The page begins with text presentations. For the video recordings of the event, scroll down to Webcasts....."Co-Organized by RRI and IUCN, in partnership with the Embassy of France in Washington, DC...

  7. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2015
    Global

    This guide has been produced by the Interlaken Group, with steering support from the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI). The Interlaken Group is a multi-stakeholder forum composed of representatives from companies, investors, international organizations, and civil society groups.

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2015
    India

     This brief presents an analysis of the actual mechanics of these regulations, and how they relate to each other. In doing so, authoher reaches exactly the opposite conclusion of the government of India and the financial media. The brief find that India’s current system of financial and environmental regulation is jeopardizing India’s financial system for entirely different reasons to those often argued. And the planned “reforms” of this system will exacerbate these growing threats.

  9. Library Resource
    Potential for Recognition of Community Forest Resource Rights Under India’s Forest Rights Act

    A Preliminary Assessment

    Reports & Research
    July, 2015
    India

    A Preliminary Assessment by RRI, Vasundhara and NRMC. Provides  potential area, state, district and village wise area over which CFR (and IFR) rights can be recognized under the FRA; now used as a baseline for planning and effective implementation of CFR rights, assess the extent to which the law has been implemented; delineate data on forest land, villages & population within village boundaries and CFR Recognition Status. 

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