From Risk and Conflict to Peace and Prosperity
From Risk and Conflict to Peace and Prosperity

Amid the realities of major political turbulence, there was growing recognition in 2016 that community land rights are key to ensuring peace and prosperity, economic development, sound investment, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Tenure and Investment in Africa
Tenure and Investment in Africa

A synthesis of an investigation of tenure risk in East, West, and Southern Africa, that 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.

Tenure and Investment in West Africa
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.

Tenure and Investment in Africa
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 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.

Tenure and Investment in East Africa
Tenure and Investment in East Africa

This paper examines recent case studies of tenure-related dispute in East Africa to help companies, investors, governments, and CSOs avoid and resolve them more effectively.

Land Conflicts in India
Land Conflicts in India

This analysis provides a powerful instrument to understand land resource conflicts in India. Based on the emerging patterns from the analysis of the 289 conflicts, our assessment is that this brief has captured roughly 25- 40 percent of active and substantive land conflicts in the country.

IAN: Managing Tenure Risk
IAN: Managing Tenure Risk

This report explains what tenure risk is and offers objective evidence that the problem is widespread and of increasing frequency, as well as provides highlights from a real-world analysis of over 360 case studies.

Communities as Counterparties
Communities as Counterparties

From a business perspective, the risk posed by conflicts between concession operators and local populations in emerging or frontier markets concerns more than just companies…