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  1. Library Resource
    The Social Wandering of the Afghan Kuchis

    Changing patterns, perceptions and politics of an Afghan community

    Reports & Research
    April, 2013
    Afghanistan

    ABSTRACED FROM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

    Kuchis, as nomads are now usually referred to in Afghanistan, occupy a peculiar place among Afghan communities. They constitute, like many nomadic communities in other countries, a particularly disadvantaged group with respect to many social indicators such as access to education, health or livelihood standards. Although many Kuchis are settling down, a growing and unregulated phenomenon taking place at the outskirts of the major Afghan cities, these indicators are still not improving.

  2. Library Resource
    Lessons from Afghanistan’s History for the Current Transition and Beyond
    Reports & Research
    September, 2012
    Afghanistan

    Despite interesting patterns from the past and at least superficially striking parallels with the present, policies on Afghanistan have not been adequately informed by an understanding of the country’s history. Nor has the extensive academic literature on Afghan history been translated into policy; on the contrary, much that has been attempted in Afghanistan since late 2001 has been remarkably ahistorical. This report identifies broad historical patterns and distills relevant lessons that may be applicable to policies during the 2011 to 2014 transition and beyond.

  3. Library Resource
    124291-BRI-PUBLIC-KN16
    Manuals & Guidelines
    March, 2018
    Global

    This note is part of an Action Notes series and provides guidance for governments and companies on good practice in occupational health and safety policies, programs, procedures and processes, a matter of critical importance given that half the world’s working population is in agriculture

  4. Library Resource
    capture capital gains
    Manuals & Guidelines
    October, 2017
    Global

    This document provides practical guidance to address the taxation of Indirect Transfers of assets of extractive industries. It focuses on issues that developing country governments may wish to consider if they adopt a policy to tax such transfers. In doing so, it examines the language of the legislative and regulatory provisions employed by countries that have adopted such a policy to tax and comments on the pros and cons of these provisions.

  5. Library Resource
    A Framework to Approach Shared Use of Mining-Related Infrastructure
    Manuals & Guidelines
    March, 2014
    Global

    The framework provides guidance to policy makers on how to approach the question of shared use. It highlights the operational models that are necessary for implementation, the key-success factors, the enabling conditions and how to ultimately better coordinate major investments in physical infrastructure by privately-owned natural resource concessionaires with national infrastructure development plans. The framework also equips policy makers with a set of questions that should help conduct the negotiations on shared use with companies.

  6. 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.

  7. Library Resource
    CEDAW Handbook COVER
    Manuals & Guidelines
    April, 2013
    Global

    This handbook is an introduction to the human rights of indigenous women. It provides some detail on the CEDAW as the only instrument specifically for women. It also provides a brief overview of the other available human rights mechanisms.

  8. Library Resource
    FPIC in REDD+
    Manuals & Guidelines
    May, 2012
    Global

    This manual aims to build the capacities of the indigenous peoples, networks and organizations to advocate and work for the effective implementation of FPIC for indigenous peoples in the activities and projects relating to REDD+. In particular, the objective of this manual is to equip indigenous peoples with the knowledge and understanding of FPIC and REDD+; and to provide a general guide to communities on the application of FPIC in REDD+ activities in upholding their rights, interests and welfare.

  9. Library Resource
    How to deal with projects
    Manuals & Guidelines
    January, 2010
    Global

    This guide summarizes international human rights standards applicable to involuntary displacement caused by public and private infrastructure and urbanization projects. It provides guidance for all involved parties: urban planners and architects, public authorities, the legal community, national or international financing entities, governments, civil society, and affected populations. It aims to provide guidance to assist in the execution of development projects that respect, protect and fulfil the human right to adequate housing of the communities that will be affected by them.

  10. Library Resource
    Housing and Land Rights Network Toolkit
    Manuals & Guidelines
    March, 2015
    Global

    This toolkit provides an overview of the main international legal basis and popular claims that ground the human right to adequate housing. It comes with a checklist to compare these international texts with national states' engagements and practices.

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