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  1. Library Resource
    valuing land tenure
    Manuals & Guidelines
    March, 2016
    Global

    This technical guide covers the issues associated with the identification and valuation of tenure rights for different purposes, and provides guidance on how to ensure that valuations are undertaken in a fair, reliable and transparent manner that comply with international norms. It explains why valuations are important, where and when they should be used, and by whom. The guide aims to raise the level of awareness of valuation issues and procedures among those involved in land policy and administration and those affected by land tenure decisions.

  2. Library Resource
    a note on methodology_ground truthing
    Manuals & Guidelines
    June, 2016
    Global

    This guide aims to help community organisers and paralegals to use the method of “ground-truthing” to collect information about operations that might be illegal, prohibited or causing harm. It is a useful tool to monitor the impacts of investments and the proper implementation of agreements and contracts.

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

  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
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2016
    Cambodia

    The « Environment and Natural Resources Code of Cambodia » (Sixth Draft – – 20 November 2016) is a very extensive proposed law (535 pages !) which will have, if adopted, major impacts on many aspects of Cambodian development (Mines, Energy, Urban planning, etc..) but is particularly important for the management of Protected Areas and of Forests and Fisheries. The code has been elaborated by a panel of experts and several working groups led by Vishnu Law Group. A public national consultation has been organized by MOE in Dec 2016.

  6. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    February, 2016
    Madagascar, Western Africa

    Dans un contexte de pression accrue sur les terres et les ressources naturelles, la formalisation (reconnaissance légale et écrite) des droits fonciers est aujourd’hui présentée comme un moyen à privilégier pour une meilleure sécurisation foncière.

  7. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    June, 2016
    France

    Ce document examine les politiques des structures qui ont été mises en place en France dans la seconde partie du XXe siècle.

  8. Library Resource
    Politics or profits along the “Silk Road”: what drives Chinese farms in Tajikistan and helps them thrive?
    Peer-reviewed publication
    October, 2016
    Tajikistan, China

    China’s influence in neighboring Central Asian states is growing at a fast pace. Since the launch of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative to accelerate China’s engagement in Central Asia and beyond, nearly all Chinese activity in this region has been gathered under OBOR. OBOR now seems to cover a plethora of spatially and temporally expanding state and privately driven projects. In this paper, I discuss large- and small-scale Chinese farm enterprises in Tajikistan, in which discussions around China’s “global land investments” and OBOR intersect.

  9. Library Resource
    Tajikistan Country Gender Assessment
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2016
    Tajikistan

    The resurgence of conservative patriarchal values in Tajikistan have led to the rise of early marriages and polygamy, compromising women’s and girls’ opportunities to realize their full potential to live quality lives, and have deterred women from fully participating in and benefitting from development. The report provides sector-specific gender analyses and identifies entry points for mainstreaming gender in agriculture and natural resources, education, energy, entrepreneurship and SME development, and transport.

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