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  1. Library Resource
    IFC performance standards
    Manuals & Guidelines
    April, 2017
    Global

    This guide helps communities, community-based organisations and other supporters know what to do if a company is planning to develop projects on or near their customary lands, using a loan from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – the private sector part of the World Bank Group. This guide is also useful for any projects using loans from other funders or companies that have chosen to follow the IFC’s social and environmental rules.

  2. Library Resource
    making maps that make a difference

    A Citizens’ Guide to Making and Using Maps for Advocacy Work

    Manuals & Guidelines
    November, 2017
    Global

    The purpose of this guide is to introduce the process of mapping for communities facing destructive development projects. It also provides information on how to use maps in a campaign.

  3. Library Resource
    Community_Action_Guide
    Manuals & Guidelines
    December, 2017
    Asia, Global

    This guide provides a simple yet complete resource to help communities to understand the Asian Development Bank’s policies and use them for justice. While it focuses on the ADB, it also contains information that is useful for any campaign against destructive development—even if the ADB is not involved. The guide contains different kinds of information, including:

    • Information about human rights and rights-based development

    • Information about the Asian Development Bank and its safeguard policies

    • Learning activities for community workshops

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    Myanmar

    This guidebook provides conceptual, legal and practical tools and resources to help civil society organizations guide communities through the process of documenting customary tenure at the local level. It also provides suggestions for how to build on the momentum generated by the documentation process to develop strategies and actions to defend, strengthen and promote customary rights at community, regional and national level. The guidebook was developed out of practical experience and conversations with local groups in Myanmar that have been documenting customary tenure.

  5. Library Resource
    Land reform by default: uncovering patterns of agricultural decollectivization in Tajikistan
    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2017
    Tajikistan

    Like that in other post-communist states, Tajikistan’s agricultural decollectivization was initiated through top-down measures. However, the implementation process has not been uniform across the state’s territory; in some districts collective farms were quickly and thoroughly broken up, while in others the process is just now beginning. In this paper, we investigate spatial variation in Tajikistan’s decollectivization process.

  6. Library Resource
    Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF): Afghanistan

    Final Report

    Reports & Research
    June, 2017
    Afghanistan

    In the past decade, land and control of resources have been a significant aspect of government and donor concerns in Afghanistan. In the light of social transformations, increased demographic pressure, displacement, and economic evolutions, land is more than ever at the heart of economic and social considerations.

  7. Library Resource
    Land Reform in Afghanistan: Full Impact and Sustainability of $41.2 Million USAID Program Is Unknown

    SIGAR 17-27 Audit Report

    Reports & Research
    February, 2017
    Afghanistan

    According to land reform experts, in Afghanistan, as in other developing countries, land administration is critical to economic growth and security. Since 2004, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported efforts to address land reform and land tenure in Afghanistan because of their effects on the economy and the lives of the Afghan people. According to a U.S. Institute of Peace land expert, the majority of Afghans do not have proper legal documentation for their land ownership, due in part to poor paper records and land titles.

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2017
    Northern Africa, Western Asia, Europe

    As an international actor in addressing food insecurity among refugees and other migrants, the World  Food Programme (WFP) has undertaken a research study to determine the role that food security plays in cross-border migration. Given the dearth of data on this topic, the WFP  study sought to answer some of the following questions: What is it that compels people to leave their homes? What role does food insecurity play in migration? Are these factors common across all international migrants, or do unique root causes spur specific migrant populations to move from their homes?

  9. Library Resource
    August, 2017
    Global

    "There is no peace without tackling food security and eliminating hunger and there will be no food without tackling climate change.” A couple of days ago, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published a new and all-encompassing framework on climate change. The organization acknowledges the enormous threats posed by climate change, and outlines how it will tackle environmental changes in the future.

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