Tomorrow in Brussels a meeting will be held of governments and multilateral organisations to discuss with the Malian government and civil society groups how best to help the country overcome its c
Nearly a week has passed since a group of mid-level officers led by Captain Sanogo carried out a coup d'etat in Mali's capital, Bamako.
A study into how large dams in West Africa have affected local people has identified ways to share the benefits of future dams more equitably and create development opportunities for communities.
Many small and medium forest enterprises work together in associations to reduce transaction costs, adapt to new market opportunities and shape the policy environment in their favour.
Where local resource rights are weak, investment projects may undermine the ability of local groups to access the resources on which they depend.