Governance of Natural Resources
Going Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility
In this project, research on targeted African countries involves collecting primary and secondary data pertaining to the implementation of free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) policies. Quantitative data is gathered via literature reviews, while qualitative primary data is collected in the field through consultations with local experts, government officials, and community, donor and development agency, and extractive industry representatives. Research outputs include analysis of empirical data on the implementation and outcomes of FPIC policies in African countries and qualitative analysis drawing on existing literature, researchers’ experiences working in the field, and interviews and surveys. EIAs are incorporated to help evaluate the environmental, social, and economic aspects of FPIC policies.
Report: Mining Codes in Africa: Emergence of a “Fourth” Generation? by Hany Besada and Philip Martin, March 2013.
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