Tenure and Investment in Africa

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…

Tenure and Investment in West Africa

Disputes over land and resource rights create operational and reputational risks through delays, rising costs, and curtailed access to finance and markets. This paper looks…

Tenure and Investment in Africa

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…

Tenure and Investment in Southern Africa

Tenure disputes in Southern Africa have created financial and reputational damage for the companies and investors involved. Sectors like sugar and mining have struggled to…

Tenure and Investment in East Africa

Tenure disputes in East Africa have created financial and reputational problems for the companies and investors involved. These issues are becoming significant at a macro-level…

Conservation and Community Rights

Although few conservation organizations have embraced rights-based approaches, mounting evidence is showing the efficacy of securing the rights of indigenous and traditional peoples as a…

The State of Community Land Rights in Africa

Investment on land depends largely on land tenure security, and without secured tenure many investors will not commit to the investments in order to support…

Promise and Performance

The Promise The bare minimum estimated potential forest area over which Community Forest Resource (CFR) rights can be recognized in India (excluding five north-eastern states…

Land Conflicts in India

Land and resource conflicts in India have deep implications for the well-being of the country’s people, institutions, investments, and long-term development. These conflicts reveal deep…

Land Disputes and Stalled Investments in India

India’s ambitious development agenda involves facilitating investment for economic growth, infrastructure development, and social progress. Yet, thousands of investment projects have been stalled to date,…

Toward a Global Baseline of Carbon Storage in Collective Lands

A new report quantifies the carbon stored aboveground in tropical forests that are legally owned or traditionally held by Indigenous Peoples and local communities in…

Rethinking Forest Regulations

This brief is directed towards public forest sector policy and decision makers involved with the regulation and oversight of natural and regenerated forests. As such, it speaks…

10 Years of Megaflorestais

Just over a decade ago, several forest agency leaders from around the world met in Beijing, China at a conference convened by the Rights and Resources…

Common Ground

Up to 2.5 billion people depend on indigenous and community lands, which make up over 50 percent of the land on the planet; they legally own…