Tools & Guides

A Community Guide to the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples (PS7)

Forest Peoples Programme – This guide assists indigenous communities in defending their customary lands in the face of development investments financed by the International Finance Corporation.

ENG

ESP

FRE

Indigenous Peoples and World Bank Projects: A Community Guide to the World Bank’s Indigenous Peoples Policy (OP/BP4.10)

Forest Peoples Programme – This guide explains the rules that World Bank projects must obey and explains the rights of indigenous peoples to be consulted fairly and honestly about World Bank projects and to refuse a project if it does not respect their rights and needs.

ENG

Training Manual on Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in REDD+ for Indigenous Peoples

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) – This training manual was developed to build the capacities of the indigenous peoples, networks and organizations to advocate and work for the effective implementation of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for indigenous peoples in the activities and projects relating to REDD+.

ENG

KHM

What is REDD+? A Guide for Indigenous Communities

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) & Tebtebba – This book is designed to provide indigenous peoples and their organizations with information on REDD+, an understanding climate change, and the implications for the  collective rights of indigenous peoples

ENG

Indigenous women’s rights in the African system

Forest Peoples Programme- The toolkit has been created in order to introduce indigenous women, and the organisations which represent them, to the African system of human and peoples’ rights. It highlights the different routes available to ensuring that the rights of indigenous women are valued and taken into account by the African Commission.

ENG

FRE

Realizing Indigenous Women’s Rights: CEDAW and Indigenous Women

Forest Peoples Programme- A guide to using the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women to defend and protect the rights of indigenous women.

ENG

Natural Resource Contracts: A Practical Guide

Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide – This toolkit aims to help advocates understand natural resource contracts by using contract excerpts and information from case studies. The guide also explains topics that are commonly addressed in natural resource contracts and provides suggestions for improving vague or unfavorable contracts.

ENG

Mining and Communities

American Bar Association (ABA) – This guide supports human rights – based development in the context of industrial mining in Guinea. The guide highlights what the community needs to know about mining, its impacts, and how to protect their rights.

ENG

FRE

Kings of Coal Toolkit in Europe and Turkey

CEE Bankwatch- This online tool assists civil society groups in Turkey and South Eastern Europe to fight against harmful coal projects. You input the banks and companies involved in the project and the tool provides tailored information on how to contact them, which policies guide their decisions, and how best to influence them.

ENG

Srpski

Türkçe

Guide for Evaluating Mining Project Environmental Impact Assessments

ELAW – This guide is designed to assist grassroots advocates and communities to understand mining EIAs, identify flaws in mining project plans, convince decision-makers to reject ill-conceived mining projects, and explore ways that proposed mining projects could be made socially and environmentally acceptable.

ENG

FRE

RUS

ESP

Protecting Your Community Against Mining Companies and Other Extractive Industries: A Guide for Community Organizers

Global Response – This guide describes aspects of the mining process, the dangers you and your community face when mining companies seek to operate in your community, and the many ways you can fight back.

ENG

ESP

Gender Toolkit for International Finance Watchers

Gender Action – This toolkit for civil society groups provides checklists and guides for civil society groups to incorporate gender analysis and impact assessment into their work on international finance institutions or development projects. Includes links to several gender analysis methodologies.

ENG

Gender and International Finance Institutions: A Guide for Civil Society

CEE Bankwatch- This guide helps civil society groups in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the Caucasus and Central Asia (ECA) region, to identify and mitigate adverse gender impacts of investments carried out by IFIs active in the region, including the World Bank Group, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank and Asian Development Bank, as well as the European Union financial instruments – the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument and the Development Cooperation Instrument.

ENG

Citizens’ Guide to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

CEE Bankwatch- This series of papers for NGOs and citizens explains what information the EBRD makes available to the public and how it can be accessed, what the process is for a project from application for funding to implementation, who is responsible for making decisions in the EBRD, and where you can find your local EBRD office.

ENG

Citizens’ Guide to the European Investment Bank

Counterbalance – This guide for CSOs explains how the EIB works and how CSOs can monitor and engage in advocacy around EIB investments and policies

ENG

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