1 September 2006
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.
Demonstrating how weaknesses and shortcomings in public governance hinder business activity and sustainable economic growth, and providing examples of how businesses in partnership with governments and other stakeholders are helping to improve public governance, Partnering to Strengthen Public Governance: The Leadership Challenge for CEOs and Boards offers CEOs and boards of directors some guidance on the development of an effective engagement strategy on relevant public governance challenges.
The ultimate goal of establishing a national integrity system is to make corruption a “high risk” and “low return” undertaking. The priority should be to minimise the possibilities for corruption occurring in the first place, but in ways that do not impose unwarranted costs or needless restrictions that might obstruct people from doing their jobs effectively. The quest for integrity ought not to render government dysfunctional.
ICMM has released a new set of case studies on mining and biodiversity to coincide with the meeting of the governing body for the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) in Nagoya, Japan. Mining and Biodiversity: A Collection of Case Studies – 2010 Edition is a snapshot of how field experience and good practices have developed since ICMM first started working on biodiversity. This ranges from our engagement with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to the 2006 release of Good Practice Guidance for Mining and Biodiversity.
The purpose of the study is to explore the level of interest in the field in new ways of collecting and analyzing data about community foundation finances and operations. In addition, to explore the potential benefits, economic model, required capabilities for an entity that could provide new data collection and analysis services.
This report presents a summary of the analysis and conclusions of the EBI to date. While this report and other products of the EBI focus specifically on biodiversity, it is important to note that biodiversity conservation is an integral component of the goals of sustainable development. A PowerPoint presentation based on the report is also available.
This paper seeks to summarise the points of view of a group of individuals representing business, international organisations, and civil society who have contributed to issues pertaining to the right to water.