In this this in-depth report from Rio Tinto, Bruce Harvey and Vicky Bowman discuss the ways in which Rio Tinto is integrating human rights performance into their overall business plan.
This article from Stability analyzes the new developments in Indonesia since the end of the conflict more than 30 years ago.
This paper takes a look at the research and experience that shows the pressing need for more women at peace talks and negotiating tables, most specifically with experiences in Asia.
The Timor Leste secession conflict lasted for 25 years. Its last wave of violence in 1999, following the withdrawal of Indonesian troops, generated massive displacement and destruction with widespread consequences for the economic and social development of the country. This paper analyzes the impact of the conflict on the level and access to education of boys and girls in Timor Leste.
The World Economic Forum’s Responsible Mineral Development Initiative (RMDI) was launched to explore the views, priorities and concerns of key stakeholders on mineral development, and to seek answers on what works, what does not, where discontent and frustration most commonly arise, and where improvements should occur.
Extractive Industries Revenues Distribution at the Sub‐National Level: The Experience in Seven Resource‐Rich Countries
This paper presents a comparative analysis of the legislation that regulates the distribution of revenues from Extractive Industries (EI) across levels of government in seven resource‐rich countries. The sample of countries includes low‐income and middle‐income economies, from three Regions, with varying levels of fiscal dependence on extractive industry revenues.
This report presents the preliminary findings of the research of the World Economic Forum’s Responsible Mineral Development Initiative (RMDI) covering 13 countries in three regions. It is offered as a basis for further discussion to determine additional research, policy and action oriented deliverables of this initiative for 2011 and beyond.
This guide is designed to provide communities practitioners and other personnel with accessible and applicable tools to guide and help them in the development and implementation of gender sensitive approaches and programmes specific to the mining industry.
This paper outlines a methodology that seeks to determine whether and how development projects contribute to conflict resolution and whether the social skills learned through group-based decision-making— a key feature of community-driven development (CDD) approaches—are transferable to the successful management of local conflicts.