Status report on livelihoods, rights and land use in selected sites in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, and Western Cape.
An analysis paper by Dustin Hoasa on the World Bank Group's lending practices, part 2 in Inclusive Development International (IDI)'s 'Outsourcing Development' series. Published by IDI in collaboration with the Bank Information Center, 11.11.11, Urgewald and Accountability Counsel in the United States, December 2016.
The work of the Mekong Partnership for the Environment, and the work of
PACT, has been devoted to the role of EIA in achieving sustainable
development. Through the work of PACT and many other practitioners and
communities, the profile of EIA has been raised. Many discussions are occurring
to improve the standard and value of EIA. In particular, the development of
Regional Guidelines on Public Participation and the drafting of national
guidelines on Public Participation in EIA for both Cambodia and Myanmar are all
Secondary forests comprise a large and growing proportion of the forest cover in the tropics and are very important at the local, national and regional levels for a wide range of products and environmental services. However, knowledge and expertise regarding secondary forests is still limited, and they are inadequately addressed in forest policy, planning and research.
In pastoral societies women face many challenges. Some describe these as a ‘double burden’ – that is, as
pastoralists and as women. However, pastoral women may obtain a significant degree of protection from
customary law even if customary institutions are male-dominated. In periods of change (economic, social,
political), this protection may be lost, and without protection from statutory laws, women are in danger of
“falling between two stools” (Adoko and Levine 2009). A study carried out in four villages in Tanzania,