A Business Guide to Development Actors aims to introduce the business community to potential partners in the development community. It is a first port of call for managers who are interested in working with a development organization, but unsure of how to begin.
A publication providing practical, "how to" guidance for IFC clients and the private sector in planning and carrying out public consultation activities. The Manual offers advice on managing the expectations of local communities, tailoring consultation to a private sector context, and encouraging consultation between companies and their local stakeholders throughout a project's lifecycle.
This report provides guidance to upstream and integrated oil and gas companies on meeting the social performance standards and good practice guidance issued by international financing institutions (IFIs). It may also be of interest to smaller energy companies and joint venture partners who are considering approaching IFIs. The report presents the findings of a six-month study undertaken by the Overseas Development Institute between May 2004 and January 2005. The contents draw substantially upon recent work commissioned by Shell International. This work generated a ‘road map’ for Shell businesses to assist their project partners in meeting the social performance compliance requirements of international finance institutions, in particular the World Bank Group and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
The Extractive Industries Review believes that there is still a role for the World Bank Group in the oil, gas, and mining sectors—but only if its interventions allow extractive industries to contribute to poverty alleviation through sustainable development. And that can only happen when the right conditions are in place. This report discusses the three main enabling conditions.
This document presents an Integrated Mine Closure Planning Toolkit for the mining and metals sector. The toolkit is intended to be used to promote a more disciplined approach to integrated closure planning and to increase the uniformity of good practices across the sector. The concepts apply equally well to both large and small companies.