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E&S Special Feature | Transforming Conflicts over Natural Resources in the Global South

The journal Ecology & Society has published a special feature on “Transforming Conflicts over Natural Resources in the Global South for Social-Ecological Resilience”. This special feature is edited by Eleanor Fisher, Maarten Bavinck, and Aklilu Amsalu and contains a number… Read More

GIZ | New publication: Safeguarding Human Rights in Land-Related Investments

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development commissioned a study to compare the Voluntary Guidelines on Land with the IFC Performance Standards and the World Bank Environmental and Social Safeguard Framework. The result is the analysis… Read More

Both ENDS | Reference Guide on Infrastructure Set Against Land Governance

The past years have seen a surge in large infrastructure projects, including dams, mines, highways, airports, ports, land reclamation, canals and urban renewal projects. The land assigned to these projects is often inhabited and used for agricultural purposes…. Read More

GIZ | Publication: Safeguarding Human Rights in Land Related Investments

Comparison of the Voluntary Guidelines Land with the IFC Performance Standards and the World Bank Environmental and Social Safeguard Framework Michael Windfuhr, German Institute for Human Rights, 2017 This study was commissioned by the German Fed­eral Ministry for… Read More

Tropenbos et al | New working paper! Improving the positive impacts of investments on smallholder livelihoods

Moving from “do no harm” to “do good”… This working paper is aimed at impact investors, and presents key pointers or core guidance that have been drawn from international standards, principles and case studies, that follow. It provides… Read More

LANDac | Publication: Where do I report my land dispute?

A new publication by Doreen Nancy Kobusingye, Mathijs van Leeuwen and Han van Dijk, focuses on the reporting of land conflicts in Uganda. The article, titled ‘Where do I report my land dispute? The impact of institutional proliferation… Read More

LEGEND | New publication: LEGEND State of the land debate

The UK Department for International Development (DfID) has launched its first global State of the Land Debate report today, on the 4th anniversary of the VGGT. The report addresses the Voluntary Guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land,… Read More

LANDac | New publication: Soy production in South America: Globalization and new agroindustrial landscapes

Special Issue, 43(2), March 2016 Soy production in South America: Globalization and new agroindustrial landscapes Guest editors: Gustavo de L. T. Oliveira and Susanna B. Hecht   The entire collection (15 articles) free access for a limited time!… Read More

9/2/2016 New publication: Advances in Responsible Land Administration

Advances in Responsible Land Administration Jaap Zevenbergen, Walter de Vries, Rohan Mark Bennett Features Delivers cutting-edge approaches for land administration design, implementation, and assessment Includes high-tech descriptions for technical readers whilst adding the human touch for those from… Read More

15/01/2016 Overview of publications in the area of water governance

The Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitiek (German Development Institute) DIE published an overview of their 2014/2015 publications in the areas of transboundary water management, integrated water resources management, water and energy, water governance in agriculture, payments for water-related ecosystem… Read More