May 25, 2017 by members

New Resources for Communities Taking On Private Sector Development

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Coalition member Inclusive Development International has released two new resources to aid communities in the context of private sector development projects. The Community Guide to the International Finance Corporation is a resource for people adversely affected by IFC-funded projects.  The guide is designed to help communities understand their rights and entitlements vis-a-vis IFC projects and to decide whether they want to file a complaint to the Compliance Advisory Ombudsman (CAO) as a part of their advocacy strategy. Avoiding Forced Displacement:  A Community Guide to Negotiation and Advocacy was designed by Inclusive Development International in collaboration with Equitable Cambodia, and was developed for the Southeast Asian context.  This four-day training curriculum helps communities to think strategically about how to negotiate with private companies and government authorities seeking to take their land. Both resources are available for download here.