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  1. Library Resource
    Consent is Everybody's Business: Why banks need to act on free, prior and informed consent
    Reports & Research
    August, 2019
    Kenya, South Africa, Guatemala, Honduras, United States of America, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Global

    A community’s choice to give, or withhold, their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) to a project or activity planned to take place on their land is a recognized right of Indigenous peoples under international law. It is also a best practice principle that applies to all communities affected by projects or activities on the land, water and forests that they rely on.

  2. Library Resource
    November, 2015

    Honduras is Central America’s
    second-largest country with a population of more than 8
    million and a land area of about 112,000 square kilometers.
    The 20th century witnessed a profound economic
    transformation and modernization in Honduras. Honduras’
    persistent poverty is the result of long-term low per capita
    growth and high inequality, perpetuated by the country’s
    high vulnerability to shocks. First, over the past 40 years

  3. Library Resource
    January, 2016

    Honduras’ recent economic performance
    has been positive, especially taking into account the global
    economic context. Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth
    accelerated from 2.8 percent in 2013 to 3.1 percent in 2014
    and 3.6 percent in the first half of 2015. Growth has been
    supported by improved terms of trade, higher remittance
    inflows and export demand driven by the on-going recovery of
    the United States (US), and improved investor confidence.

  4. Library Resource
    November, 2015

    Panama's economic growth has been at the
    top of the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region in
    recent years. The country s rapid growth has been largely
    pro-poor and translated into significant poverty reduction.
    The new Administration is well placed to tackle these
    challenges, with its commitment to maintaining an open and
    diversified economy and redressing social imbalances.
    Looking ahead, the country s main challenges are to maintain

  5. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    This paper uses two recently completed
    surveys of individual entrepreneurs (farmers and
    microentrepreneurs) and registered enterprises (agricultural
    and nonagricultural) operating in Mexico s rural sector to
    provide new evidence about the factors influencing the
    incidence of credit constraints and investment behavior. To
    measure the incidence of credit constraints, the authors use
    self-reported information on whether economic agents have a

  6. Library Resource
    September, 2014

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    and the World Bank introduced the Poverty Reduction Strategy
    Paper (PRSP) process in 1999 to strengthen the poverty
    alleviation focus of their assistance to low-income
    countries. This report reviews Nicaragua s experience with
    the PRSP process, focusing on the effectiveness of IMF and
    World Bank support to the process and the extent to which
    the two institutions lending and non-lending activities in

  7. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    January, 2020

    In 2018, Global Witness found that Guatemala had experienced the highest increase in the number of murders of land and environmental defenders of any country in the world. Last year alone, the president of the village chapter of the Comité de Desarrollo Campesino (CODECA), a national organization of social movements led by indigenous people who work for the recognition of land rights, was murdered, as well as four of his colleagues. Many of these murders occurred in the municipality of Izabal.

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