Association for Conflict Resolution Web site that contains a wealth of information about a wide range of topics concerning conflict resolution.
This publication provides a comprehensive analysis of the performance and position of the global mining industry and also discusses current trends in the global mining industry.
This is a framework presented by Education for All- Fast Track Initiative that focuses on the advancement of primary education in developing countries. FTI aims to provide the incentives and resources to empower poor nations to build and implement sound education plans. Developing nations are responsible for taking ownership of crafting national education plans, with budget accountability and a greater commitment of political and financial resources, while donor nations commit to providing the additional technical know-how and funding required ensuring that no nation that met its obligations would fail for lack of resources or technical capacity.
This guide highlight good practice in designing participatory monitoring programs as a form of socio-environmental management. The concepts and examples presented here are drawn from the many experiences and cases of the extractive industries. Best international practice has served as a guiding principle to organize the information and to incorporate the lessons learned from these experiences.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, realizes that child labor is a complex problem. In order to respond to the growing need to provide guidance to its staff and clients on this issue and to ensure that its projects are socially responsible, IFC has developed this initial guidance material. This guidance note is intended to raise awareness of the issue among IFC staff and its clients.
Participatory Budgeting in Africa: A Training Companion with cases from eastern and Southern Africa - Volume I: Concepts and Principles
This report is split into two volumes providing users with information, tools, methodologies, case studies and tips on how participatory budgeting can be introduced and sustained. These resources have been collected from local governments where participatory budgeting is already being practised.
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In this paper, a generic strategic environmental assessment (SEA) framework for transport planning is introduced and tested.
iDISC features a Global Network of Business Incubators representing over 150 organizations from about 70 countries worldwide. Global Network members have the possibility to showcase their activities to a broad audience of incubation experts, stakeholders and donors, and take part in Global Working Groups that collect and share best practices on business incubation issues in the areas of Women, Youth, and High Growth Enterprise Development. The Incubator Toolkit provides hands-on advice for various issues including setting up, managing and financing incubators, raising awareness, engaging partners, and monitoring and evaluation.
Eye on EITI: Civil Society Perspectives and Recommendations on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
The report is intended to present the perspective of Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Campaign on EITI country-level implementation thus far, and hence is the product of our collective “eyes on EITI.” It is based on interviews with members of civil society and PWYP coalitions in sixteen out of the twenty-one endorsing countries. It makes fourteen recommendations to various stakeholders that the coalition believes are necessary for effective implementation of EITI and achievement of its ultimate objectives.
The term “resource curse” was coined to reflect the paradox in which some resource-rich nations have achieved less economic growth than other countries with poor mineral potential. As part of a broad effort to better understand the factors that either inhibit or promote social and economic development linked to largescale mining projects, the ICMM launched an action-research project known as the Resource Endowment Initiative with the World Bank Group, the United Nations, and various stakeholders. One of its key goals is to find ways to ensure better social and development outcomes from large-scale mining investments.