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Human Rights

Training Resources & Tools
Diciembre, 2018
Global

This guide provides fund managers with a practical introduction to human rights issues that may be relevant to their investments. It aims to provide


• a clear understanding of what human rights risks and impacts are, why they are important and how they relate to traditional environmental and social (E&S) risks and impacts, and


• a practical approach to integrating human rights lens into existing E&S due diligence approaches, aligned with international standards.

Social License Platform. Finding and Facilitating Partnerships for Better Land Investments

Training Resources & Tools
Diciembre, 2018
Global

The Social License Platform (SLP) matches businesses with the services and expertise they need to ensure that investments in agricultural land create growth opportunities for both business and local communities, while respecting the land rights of the communities that use the land.

Land Disputes In African Agri-Investments

Policy Papers & Briefs
Abril, 2018
África

Research shows that land disputes are increasingly common, exposing businesses to severe risks at the project level. The problem is endemic and growing – companies want evidence-based approaches to address this new reality and understand their exposure to risk. The Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) financial model blends verified company data with detailed case research to accurately assess tenure risk and provide tailored support to investors and businesses. 

Agri-investments and land disputes - How to resolve pre-existing community conflicts over land identified for commercial or development projects (Briefing note)

Policy Papers & Briefs
Febrero, 2018
Global

This note is for private sector project implementers and financers (development finance institutions, international development agencies, commercial lenders and equity investors) seeking to invest responsibly in new greenfield sites in low and middle- income countries. It aims to provide practical guidance on identifying and addressing community land conflicts to prevent them escalating into disputes between the project and local communities.

Addressing Land Governance in International Responsible Business Conduct Agreements

Manuals & Guidelines
Reports & Research
Enero, 2018
Global

The study was commissioned to the KIT Royal Tropical Institute in July 2017 by the Land Dialogue, with financial support from the Dutch Government. The objective is to provide insight and guidance into the relevance of land governance as a possible priority theme t o be considered in the process of the International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC) Agreements.

Foreign Direct Investment in Armenia

Journal Articles & Books
Noviembre, 2017
Armenia

After the fall of the Soviet Union and regaining its independence, Armenia has begun a process of systemic transformation. The level and pace of socio-economic development has been influenced by internal situation as well as by country’s geopolitical position and its relations with foreign partners. The purpose of this article is to present general characteristics of foreign direct investment that has been present in Armenia since the 1990s. The author describes several key factors shaping the volume, geographical, proprietary and sectoral structure of the FDI inflows.

Discursos sobre o Regime de Propriedade da Terra em Moçambique

Journal Articles & Books
Agosto, 2017
África
África subsariana
Moçambique
Os discursos e posicionamentos sobre o regime de propriedade da terra em Moçambique não são coincidentes. Este artigo apresenta as percepções que os diferentes stakeholders (Estado, Comunidades locais, sector privado, Investidores, Sociedade Civil, etc.) envolvidos na relação com a terra possuem em relação à questão fundiária no País, sobretudo no atual contexto marcado pelo grande fluxo de projetos de investimento, de investidores nacionais e estrangeiros, com interesses no agronegócio, na exploração mineira e exploração de hidrocarbonetos. 

The Status of National Legal Frameworks for Valuing Compensation for Expropriated Land: An Analysis of Whether National Laws in 50 Countries/Regions across Asia, Africa, and Latin America Comply with International Standards on Compensation Valuation

Reports & Research
Mayo, 2017
Global

The challenges associated with determining fair compensation for expropriated land have been extensively discussed and debated among scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and the public. However, to date, a comprehensive study of national-level compensation procedures established by law considering whether such procedures meet internationally recognized standards on compensation valuation has not been conducted. This article aims to bridge this gap by serving as a reference point and informing “expro” debates among scholars, practitioners, and policymakers.

Leveraging Land: Land-based Finance for Local Governments - A Reader

Manuals & Guidelines
Noviembre, 2016
Global

The potential contribution of land based financing to the development of sustainable and equitable cities and properly serviced communities is often underestimated. Land based financing is a collective name given to a range of instruments by which local governments could expand their revenue base and generate funds that will help them to deliver services and infrastructure development and achieve their maintenance goals.

Responsible governance of tenure: a technical guide for investors

Manuals & Guidelines
Septiembre, 2016
Global

This document provides guidances on how businesses can respect legitimate tenure rights and human rights in their land-based investments. It


• translates principles of responsible land governance and tenure (see the VGGT) into practical mechanisms, processes and actions,


• gives examples of good practice – what has worked, where, why and how, and


• provides useful tools for activities such as the design of policy and reform processes, for the design of investment projects and for guiding interventions.