The Sourcebook was written for World Bank Task Managers and those who work with them--to help them support participatory processes in economic and social development. The Sourcebook is primarily intended for readers who have already decided to use participatory approaches in their professional work. The World Bank Participation Sourcebook follows the definition of participation adopted by the Bank’s Learning Group on Participatory Development: participation is a process through which stakeholders influence and share control over development initiatives and the decisions and resources which affect them. The Sourcebook was written to discover how this could be achieved.
The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development promotes enterprise development, particularly for small enterprises, in developing countries. It provides a forum, in which member agencies can exchange information about their programmes, and the lessons learned through those programmes. Building on experience, the Committee publishes common guidelines for member agencies. Sharing information on experiences and methodologies in enterprise development is a principle function of the Committee. For further information and to access the online library of resources for enterprise development, please see Website.
This report is primarily based on a review of recent research into the role of voluntary activities in the sector conducted as part of the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development Project (MMSD) – the relevant MMSD papers are included in full on the attached CD-ROM. MMSD’s two-year research program culminated in May 2002 with the publication of its final report, Breaking New Ground, which drew a number of conclusions about the current state of the sector and made recommendations for change. One conclusion of Breaking New Ground was that the mining and minerals sector should explore the development of a global voluntary initiative (or initiatives).
This paper presents five factors of sustainable development which impact shareholder value. These factors take into account broader factors including commodity and country exposure as well as mine development and corporate responsibility factors of sustainable governance and HSEE (health, safety, employment and environment) in operations.
Guided by the business philosophy and values of our Founders, we invest in and take smart risks with innovative people and organizations to improve the lives of children, enable the creative pursuit of science, advance reproductive health, and conserve and restore earth's natural systems. The Foundation has a grantmaking budget of approximately $266 million for 2007.
The CAO has prepared this guide to be used as a design tool for communities, civil society organizations, corporations, and governments at both the subnational and national level that want to implement participatory water monitoring programs. The document provides a framework that can be used to develop a detailed implementation plan that meets the unique characteristics of each situation.
Submission to World Bank Extractive Industries Review from The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) believes that the World Bank must remain involved in resource development projects including mining as a force for good. The Bank should, however, use its influence to work with governments to develop and implement policies and mechanisms for the redistribution of revenues from resources for the benefit of local populations and, in particular, to effect poverty reduction.
This model MOU has been prepared to help facilitate the development of a partnership agreement between partners. The text is based on external studies and examples of ‘best practice’ in formulating agreements within CRS. The intention is to help formulate agreements that reflect the CRS Partnership Principles and the mutual understanding of the parties. It should be considered a model and therefore adapted and changed to accurately apply to each unique partnership.
Save the Children USA builds on community capacity in health, education, livelihood, HIV, and child protection programs implemented in the context of development, transition, and emergency response situations in 50 countries, serving more than 41 million children and 25 million adults.