EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Mining projects pose challenges and opportunities for women and men. However, women often bear an unequal burden of the negative impacts from mining projects and, when benefits are made available to local stakeholders, women often go without a share of those benefits. This report helps to show what governments, the private sector, NGOs, and communities can do to ensure that women and men share equally in the promise and costs of mining projects. This report synthesizes findings from three case studies that each show examples of strategies used by mining projects to consider gender. It identifies gaps and opportunities […]
"…aims to contribute to the empirical development of effective approaches for the assessment of rangeland governance at local levels, and provide insights about major governance drivers through the quantitative assessment of their effects. Our focus is an application of the Bayesian Belief Network (BBN) methodology to assess key variables that affect the probability of good rangeland governance under contrasting contexts of land tenure in Southern Tunisia."
Abstract Evidence-based policy guidance necessary for addressing mixed outcomes of community-based rangeland management (CBRM) is limited, dominated by case studies, and lacking coverage of diverse ecological settings. In remedy, we studied 65 traditional neighborhoods and 77 formally-organized CBRM groups across four ecological zones and investigated how and when CBRM obtains greater social outcomes than non-CBRM neighborhoods. We measured pastoralists’ social capital, rangeland management practices, and behavior using a mixed-methods approach including qualitative interviews, focus groups, and quantitative questionnaires of 706 herder households. We applied a conditional process analysis method, novel to CBRM studies, to investigate potential mechanisms by which CBRM […]