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  1. Library Resource
    Natural Resource Contracts
    Manuals & Guidelines
    November, 2013
    Global

    This guide aims to explain common topics that are addressed in natural resource contracts and to provide suggestions for improving contracts that are vague or unfavorable to host countries and to the protection of land rights. It covers a number of topics relevant to contracts:

    ● Environmental and social issues

    ● Fiscal provisions

    ● Transparency

    ● Dispute resolution

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

  2. Library Resource
    Small-image-Bridging
    Manuals & Guidelines
    May, 2019
    Global

    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.

  3. Library Resource
    A Practical Guide for Mining-Affected Communities
    Manuals & Guidelines
    May, 2016
    South Africa, Global

    This guide seeks to highlight the steps that concerned parties and communities can take to address the challenges that mining poses on communities. It gives communities the tools they need to understand the law that governs mining and to protect their rights. Although it focuses on South Africa, the tools proposed will be relevant for communities facing similar issues in other countries. This resource is part of the CCSI’s Directory of Community Guidance on Agreements Relating to Agriculture or Forestry Investment.

  4. Library Resource
    WHEN OIL, GAS OR MINING ARRIVES IN YOUR AREA
    Manuals & Guidelines
    October, 2016
    Global

    The overall goal of this guide is to enable local communities affected by oil, gas and mining projects to carry out constructive, peaceful engagement and negotiation with companies and government, with the aim of achieving sustainable development and improved quality of life.

    Key objectives of this guide are:

  5. Library Resource
    Learning Modules
    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 2019
    Global

    The BENELEX team is producing three training modules for indigenous peoples' and local communities' advocates and lawyers. The modules provide practical guidance on operationalising benefit-sharing and concluding benefit-sharing agreements in relation to: natural resources; traditional knowledge; and farmers' rights.

    The modules will be made available online and in print in English, French, Greek and Spanish in 2019.

  6. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    November, 2008
    Fiji, Global

    Fiji ratified the UN Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women in August, 1995. The initial report was submitted in 2000 and the Fiji delegation appeared before the UN CEDAW Committee of Experts for the constructive dialogue in 2002. Fiji has not submitted any report since. Therefore this document is the State combined 2nd, 3rd and 4th Periodic report and covers the period January 2003 to June 2008.

  7. Library Resource

    Land Use Policy Volume 46

    Peer-reviewed publication
    July, 2015
    Global

    Within the debate about rural development policy (RDP), there has been increasing call for a stronger territorial focus emphasising the potentials, resources and demands of regions. Investments in territorial capital and regional capacity building have been considered as the two main cornerstones of a place-based approach to rural development (OECD, 2006). On the basis of an analytical literature review, we developed a framework to operationalise a place-based approach of RDP.

  8. Library Resource

    Land Use Policy Volume 76

    Peer-reviewed publication
    July, 2018
    Global

    Agricultural landscapes affect regional development and competitiveness in a way far beyond the production of agricultural commodities. However, comprehensive assessments of the relevant cause-effects between agricultural landscape and regional competitiveness are complex and they require a range of ecological, economic and social aspects to be considered.

  9. Library Resource

    Land Use Policy Volume 85

    Peer-reviewed publication
    June, 2019
    Global

    Since around 2011 pilot projects to innovate land tenure documentation are being implemented in various countries in the global south in order to address the shortcomings of formal land registration. A longer-term question, underlying the present study, is how these innovations relate in the longer run to existing institutional arrangements of land governance in the respective context of implementation. Guided by this more general question, we discuss in this paper first the characteristics for 6 of these approaches.

  10. Library Resource

    Land Use Policy Volume 49

    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2015
    Global

    Societal drivers including poverty eradication, gender equality, indigenous recognition, adequate housing, sustainable agriculture, food security, climate change response, and good governance, influence contemporary land administration design. Equally, the opportunities provided by technological development also influence design approaches. The Land Administration Domain Model (LADM) attempts to align both: the data model provides a standardised global vocabulary for land administration.

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