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Expropriation Bill [B4-2015]: public hearings with Deputy Minister in attendance

Legislation & Policies
Julio, 2015
Sudáfrica

The South African Institute of Race Relations said the Bill made it difficult for the compensation amount to be decided by a court, and the Bill did not allow the courts to examine and rule on the validity of the expropriation. The Bill tried to limit how often people could go to court about the amount of compensation. The IRR argued that 60 days was not enough time for the claimant to institute legal proceedings for the determination of the compensation, this should be extended to 180 days. Compensation should include damages for additional losses.

Políticas públicas de desenvolvimento rural no Brasil

Journal Articles & Books
Mayo, 2015
Brasil

Mudanças importantes ocorreram no cenário político institucional e nas dinâmicas sociais nos últimos vinte anos no Brasil. O marco inicial destas transformações pode ser fixado a partir da promulgação da nova Constituição que rege o tecido jurídico e societário brasileiro na atualidade. Todavia, fixar uma marca temporal é sempre complicado quando se trata de entender os pro‑ cessos sociais e suas mudanças, especialmente quando sabemos das interfaces entre passado e presente.

The Art and Science of Benefit Sharing in the Natural Resource Sector

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
Febrero, 2015

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to theunderstanding and discussion of how the costs andbenefits of natural resource development are sharedacross society. This paper presents how IFC, as both aninvestor and a development organization, determineswhether benefits and costs are shared reasonably, and how this assessment influences IFC’s decision to invest ina particular natural resource project. the goal of the paper is to promotea broad, constructive dialogue across stakeholders—governments, investors, civil society, and others—around benefit sharing.

Promoting Foreign Investment in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations

Octubre, 2014

Fragile and conflict-affected situations
might appear incapable of attracting significant flows of
foreign investment due to their often negative international
images and weak enabling environments. However, during the
last eight years, foreign investment into these economies
has grown almost three times more quickly than flows into
the rest of the world, albeit from a very low starting
point. Untapped natural resources, reconstruction needs, and

Indonesia - Avoiding the Trap : Development Policy Review 2014

Agosto, 2014

Within the next two decades Indonesia
aspires to generate prosperity, avoid a middle-income trap,
and leave no one behind as it tries to catch up with
high-income economies. Can Indonesia achieve them? This
report argues that the country has the potential to rise and
become more prosperous and equitable. But the risk of
floating in the middle is real. Which pathway the economy
will take depends on: (i) the adoption of a growth strategy

Climate Finance in the Urban Context

Agosto, 2014

Cities and the people who live in them
account for more than 80 percent of the world's total
greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, more than 80 percent
of the overall annual global costs of adaptation to climate
change are estimated to be borne by urban areas. This issues
brief looks at potential financing opportunities and costs
of mitigation and adaptation in the urban context.
Wide-ranging potential sources for finance for climate

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia : Issues in Urban and Municipal Development

Agosto, 2014

The present study examines the
challenges facing municipal governments in FYR Macedonia.
The introductory chapter provides some further context for
these developments, in terms of the challenges they pose
for urban areas and their governments. Chapter Two examines
issues for financial management of municipalities under the
decentralized regime, and the attendant need for improving
local government capacity. The third chapter highlights

Indonesia : Avoiding the Trap

Julio, 2014

Within the next two decades Indonesia
aspires to generate prosperity, avoid a middle-income trap
and leave no one behind as it tries to catch up with
high-income economies. These are ambitious goals. Realizing
them requires sustained high growth and job creation, as
well as reduced inequality. Can Indonesia achieve them? This
report argues that the country has the potential to rise and
become more prosperous and equitable. But the risk of

Albania Local Finance Policy Note : Programmatic Public Expenditure and Institutional Review

Julio, 2014

Albania has undertaken major reforms in
its system of local government finance since 2000. What had
been a system in which local functions were ambiguous and
financing was largely provided through tightly controlled
earmarked grants is now one in which functions are
relatively clear and local governments have more autonomy
over the allocation of funds. A new system of competitive
grants for infrastructure investment has been introduced.

The Practice of Responsible Investment Principles in Larger-Scale Agricultural Investments : Implications for Corporate Performance and Impact on Local Communities

Junio, 2014

This report presents findings from a
field-based survey on the conduct of agricultural operations
at 39 large-scale, mature agribusiness investments in
sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. The objective of the
report is to provide first-hand, practical knowledge of the
approach, behavior, and experience of these investments,
their relationships with surrounding communities and the
consequent positive and/or negative outcomes for these

Toolkit on the Appraisal of Small Renewable Energy Projects : Tanzania Case Study

Abril, 2014

Following this introductory chapter,
chapter two continues with a general description of the
regulatory, institutional, and policy environment for
Renewable Energy (RE) in Tanzania. The chapter describes the
main existing institutional arrangements in place and shows
that the country's legal framework is conducive to
private sector RE initiatives. Chapter three discusses the
fundamentals of project finance, the basic components of