Tools & Guides

A Community-Based Guide for Monitoring Impacts of Oil and Gas Activities on the Environment

Greenwatch Uganda – This guide is intended for local communities and community-based organizations that are working to monitor the effects of oil and gas development activities on the environment. The guide provides information about the key actors in the Ugandan oil and gas exploration industry, environmental issues that arise and the best way of monitoring and managing such impacts, including EIAs, environment restoration orders, access to information, access to justice, mitigation and waste management.

ENG

Environmental Impact Assessment in focus – A tool to promote democracy and environmental protection

CEE Bankwatch – This publication explains the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process, helping civil society groups understand the jargon, structure, functions and aims of EIAs as well as how to utilize them to promote participation and to influence decision-making.

ENG

FRE

RUS

The Human Rights Impact Assessment Tool

Rights & Democracy and Oxfam America – this web-based tool is designed for use by NGOs and local communities, and provides a step-by-step guide on how to prepare for and conduct a community-based assessment to identify human rights that may be impacted by a private investment project and compile a report.

ENG

FRE

ESP

Indigenous Navigator

Free tools and resources for indigenous communities to monitor implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Includes questionnaires and indicators for data gathering at community and national levels; indices to assess and compare rights enjoyment across regions, countries and communities; and a data portal for sharing data and tools across countries and communities.

ENG

ESP

Community Action Guide to the Asian Development Bank

This guide by the International Accountability Project provides information about human rights and rights-based development and the ADB and its policies, including rules that can be used to help communities protect their environment and demand their human rights.

Community Action Guide to the ADB (English)

Community Action Guide to the ADB (Burmese)

Unpacking the Asian Development Bank

This guide is designed to help those unfamiliar with the ADB to gain an understanding of the institution, its projects and policies, and provide activists with important information regarding the ADB’s policies and opportunities for lobbying and advocacy.

Unpacking the ADB (English)

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