The following is a complete list of RRI publications.

For questions regarding a specific publication, email us at lbigda@rightsandresources.org.

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From Risk and Conflict to Peace and Prosperity

Des risques et conflits à la paix et la prospérité

Del Riesgo y el Conflicto a la Paz y la Prosperidad

From Risk and Conflict to Peace and Prosperity

Author/Org: Rights and Resources Initiative

February 9, 2017

Amid the realities of major political turbulence, there was growing recognition in 2016 that the land rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities are key to ensuring peace and prosperity, economic development, sound investment, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Despite equivocation by governments, a critical mass of influential investors and companies now recognize the market rationale for respecting community land rights. There is also increased recognition that ignoring these rights carries significant financial and reputational risks; causes conflict with local peoples; and almost always fails to deliver on development promises.

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Tenure and Investment in Africa

Tenure foncière et investissements en Afrique

Tenure and Investment in Africa

Author/Org: TMP Systems & Rights and Resources Initiative

February 9, 2017

This synthesis of our findings from an investigation of tenure risk in East, West, and Southern Africa, shows that a majority of tenure disputes are caused by the displacement of local peoples, indicating that companies and investors are not doing enough to understand competing claims to the land they acquire or lease. This failure in diligence is particularly noteworthy given that a majority of the disputes analyzed had materially significant impacts: indeed, a higher proportion of projects in Africa are financially impacted by tenure dispute than any other region in the world.

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Tenure and Investment in Africa

Tenure foncière et investissements en Afrique

Tenure and Investment in Africa

Author/Org: TMP Systems & Rights and Resources Initiative

February 9, 2017

An empirical picture of the causes and effects of tenure-related disputes between private sector actors and local peoples across different sub-regions and countries in Africa, this analysis details statistical evidence of key trends in tenure-related disputes, including their causes as well as the prevalence of violence, work stoppages, and regulatory interventions.

These key trends are based on an analysis of 32 case studies evenly spread across East, West, and Southern Africa. These “new cases” are compared with a global average derived from the IAN Case Study Database’s 281 cases outside Africa. In addition, we have completed a temporal analysis of some of the key trends to determine how conflicts have changed over the last few decades.

The high-level view provided here is complemented by separate examinations of the three African sub-regions, each of which profiles the case studies in depth and provides a more nuanced view of how tenure-related disputes develop and how they can be resolved.

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