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The series Capturing Hydropower’s Promise features suggested approaches on implementing local benefit sharing in hydropower projects, along with good practice examples.
This document is part of a series of knowledge products by IFC’s From Disclosure to Development program. Two other publications in the series are Unlocking Data Innovation for Social License in Natural Resources and Natural Resource Data: Challenges and Opportunities.
This report describes how companies can use new data tools, approaches, and techniques to generate and sustain social license in communities.
Nepal is leading the way in benefit sharing with its Local Shares phenomenon that sees up to 10% of shares in hydropower developments set aside for purchase by people in affected communities.
Recent oil and gas discoveries in Ghana present a unique opportunity to boost economic growth and increase the prosperity of its people.
IFC’s Revenue Management Programs in Peru and Colombia bring greater accountability in the use of mining and oil & gas royalties through collaborations with companies, municipalities, civil society organizations and local leaders.
This guide is primarily aimed at providing guidance to companies on good practice where mining-related activities occur on or near traditional indigenous land and territory.
South Gobi Water and Mining Industry Roundtable About the Program Mongolia’s mining sector is a critical source of investment, accounting for nearly 40 per cent of government revenue, and local economic activity – and a key water user. The extraction, processing, and transportation of mineral resources could potentially bring significant changes to pastoral landscapes and […]
There is strong learning potential in looking across a group of countries that have one common characteristic.
Gaining secure land tenure is a fundamental business requirement for mine development that can result in displacement and resettlement of families and communities.
Many studies into the mining sector have described how masculine the industry is.
Colombia’s mining sector is characterised by widespread informality. A recent census revealed that 72 percent of all mining operations in Colombia are classed as ‘artisanal and small-scale mining’ (ASM), and 63 percent are ‘informal,’ lacking a legal mining concession or title.
Mining companies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are increasingly called to collaborate in the community development space.
In 2013, IFC commissioned a community perceptions baseline survey in the South Gobi region of Mongolia to assess the following issues: access to water, use of water and opinions on water management.
Economic growth is more robust and sustainable when women and men alike participate fully in the labor market.
In this pilot phase, WRG has worked with three partner governments – Jordan, the state of Karnataka and South Africa – to identify three priority levers of action in each government’s water use transformation space, with each lever corresponding to ones in WRG’s Charting Our Water Future report.
The rapid development of the mining sector in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has illuminated the hardships faced by women in society, and in some cases, exacerbated them.
This document seeks to generate awareness and provide guidelines to policymakers and other interested stakeholders in the formalization of this sub-sector of the mining economy.
The primary objective of IUCN’s publication entitled “Forest and Gender” is to emphasize the importance of integrating gender equality principles in forest conservation and sustainability.
This Practice Note focuses on the early stages of the Ahafo Linkages Program by capturing important early lessons and providing broad guidance on how to create and run a unit dedicated to local procurement within a company’s supply chain department.
This guide, then, represents a step in the right direction to start transforming the relationship between large-scale and artisanal miners through win-win solutions that emerge out of the genuine interaction and dialogue of all stakeholders involved: governments, companies, communities, miners and development organizations.
The focus of this document is to articulate in detail the process, key components, and success factors associated with the Anglo Zimele model, the enterprise development fund established by Anglo American to empower black entrepreneurs through the creation and transformation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa.
This manual provides a step-by-step guide on how to enable local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging economies to get access to procurement opportunities with large companies through a transparent system for local contracting.
This paper has two objectives. The first is to introduce the Shell Foundation and its way of working. The second is to offer up insights drawn from our experience as a contribution to the wider debate on how the private sector and the International Development Community (IDC) can most effectively catalyse equitable, self-sustaining development in poor countries.
The role of big business in poverty reduction cannot be overemphasized.
A comparative analysis and overview of small scale mining in six countries in the South African Development Community