R4D : research for development

Abstract: R4D is a free access on-line portal containing the latest information about research funded by DFID, including details of current and past research in over 30,000 project and document records. Themes include agriculture, education, health, governance and conflict, food security, and social change. Author(s): DFID Source(s): , Published: 2012 Department for international development (DFID),…

Agricultural commodities that respect land rights and food security : how to include land governance issues in sustainable commodity standards?

Abstract: The private sector has clear responsibilities for respecting land rights, including companies involved in investment, production and in the supply chain. The article uses case histories from Indonesia (palm oil) and Uganda to show how sustainable commodity standards may trigger that responsibility. Author(s): Man, Reinier De Source(s): , 29 p. Published: 2012 World bank,…

Forests and governance programme

Abstract: The overall goal of CIFOR’s Forests and Governance Programme is to promote good forest governance based on social justice, equity, and accountability. Its priority themes are: (1) governance and multistakeholder forests; and (2) forest finance, trade, law enforcement, and corporate accountability. Author(s): CIFOR Source(s): , Published: 2011 Center for international forestry research (CIFOR), Bogor…

Agrarian change below the radar screen : rising farmland acquisitions by domestic investors in west Africa : results from a survey in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger

Abstract: The results of a 2010 survey on the acquisition of rural land by agro-investors in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger are presented. It is argued that local and customary authorities, as well as farmer organizations need to screen intentions of presumed investors and build in safeguards. Author(s): Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Nelen, Joost; Traoré,…

Participation and civic engagement

Abstract: The Participation and Civic Engagement Group (PCEG) promotes the participation of people to influence institutions, policies and processes for equitable development. It focuses on social accountability, enabling environment, participatory M&E, and participation at project, program & policy level. Author(s): World Bank Source(s): , Published: 2011 World bank, [Washington, DC] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://go.worldbank.org/FMRAMWVYV0

Justice in the forests : a series of short films

Abstract: The Forest Governance Learning Group (FGLG) has produced a series of short films which show how small teams can have a big impact in tackling forest governance. They collectively make the case that for long term sustainability it is necessary to put social justice centre stage. Author(s): IIED Source(s): , 1 file, ill. Published:…