Land acquisition is a food security strategy used by countries to produce food for domestic consumption on land overseas. In both Sudan and South Sudan, the absence of land legislation, government corruption and the unequal bargaining power of foreign investors has led to an asymmetric distribution of costs and benefits in land acquisition deals. This […]
A4ID participates in the OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-Based Development in Paris.
A Win-Win Model for Facilitating Transparency, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Human Rights-affirming Development “Of Cambodia, the world only remembers knows about the Khmer Rouge. What everyone really needs to watch out for now is the Khmer rich.” So pensively stated my Cambodian friend working in Phnom Penh’s burgeoning financial sector. As we gazed out […]
Targets 12.1 Implement the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries 12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources 12.3 By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail […]
From 23 – 26 November 2015, A4ID CEO Yasmin Batliwala attended the Commonwealth People’s Forum – a gathering of third and public sector professionals from across the Commonwealth.
In April 2013 over 1100 people lost their lives when a garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh. It wasn’t the first factory to collapse in Bangladesh. Only six months previously, 112 people lost their lives when the Tazreen factory caught fire.
The report aims to inform communities, civil society, lawyers and policy makers of the importance of Sacred Natural Sites and Territories, and of the many emerging challenges that these sites and communities face It makes recommendations for securing greater recognition of Sacred Natural Sites and Territories, and the rights and responsibilities of the communities who […]
The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) has made welcome public pledges to transparency and good governance in its emerging mining sector. This report, produced by Global Witness, considers how Afghanistan’s first mining concession contracts will support these commitments. Prepared with legal assistance from barristers at Stone Chambers, the report reviews mining contracts […]
Lawyers sourced by A4ID assist Stop the Traffik in their campaign to end child trafficking in the chocolate industry.