This website provides practical knowledge and tools focusing on social, environmental and economic development issues for companies, civil society, local and regional governments.
EITI Capacity-Building Workshop for Civil Society Representatives from Western and Central Africa and
From 26 November to 5 December, 2005, the international campaign “Publish What You Pay" (PWYP), with the support of other partners, organized two workshops: the first was a capacity-building workshop for representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) from central and western Africa; the second was a meeting to review the regional PWYP strategy.
The report reveals that the top three global business risks for mining and metals in 2011 and 2012 are resource nationalism, skills shortage and infrastructure access. The top 10 business risks facing the sector are identified through our discussions with mining and metals leaders and from our analysis of organizations around the world. While this is not an exhaustive list of risks, it provides a snapshot of the most significant challenges currently facing the sector.
A practicioner's guide to undertaking social impact assessment at the project level for IFC-financed projects.
Coal is a vital global energy source - not only does coal provide electricity, but it is also an essential fuel for steel and cement production, and other industrial activities. Technologies are continuously being developed to increase the ways in which coal can be utilised, to improve the efficiency of coal, and to meet environmental challenges.
This paper develops a conceptual framework to design and assess an environmental post-decision monitoring program under EIA procedures - INDICAMP. It also discusses how current indicator frameworks can be used to design and evaluate the performance of environmental monitoring programs in projects.
The Human Rights and Business Country Risk Portal presents business relevant human rights information on developing countries around the world, and enables companies, governments and rights advocates to better understand and address the human rights and development impacts of private-sector investment.
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This paper reviews the basic concept of the profitability of investment in education and enumerates the various techniques that have been used in the literature to estimate the rate of return to investment in education. The various estimating techniques are illustrated by using household survey data from Venezuela and Guatemala. The paper also reviews the controversies that have appeared in the literature regarding the use of rates of return to investment in education for designing educational policy.
This report is the product of the first phase of an ongoing collaboration between Business for Social Responsibility and AccountAbility in association with Brody Weiser Burns. Supported by The Ford Foundation, the project and publication have explored the basis by which leading companies measure, manage, and report on their economic impacts - the most direct pathway along which business creates social and environmental outcomes - in particular in disadvantaged communities.
Development organizations throughout the world are often in need of knowing how to contact donors who could provide them services and funding. This guide has been prepared to help development professionals with a list of directories and Websites that provide insights and information on the geographical and programmatic priorities and application procedures of international donors.