Legal tools for citizen empowerment

Strengthening local rights and voices in natural resource investments

In many parts of the world, investments in agriculture, mining, hydropower, petroleum and other infrastructure are compounding pressures on natural resources. People who have a strong connection with land, water and other resources are feeling the squeeze – including farmers, indigenous peoples, pastoralists and fisherfolk.  

Working closely with partner organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, IIED’s Legal Tools for Citizen Empowerment initiative generates evidence, develops practical approaches, shares lessons and influences policy to strengthen rights and sustain agency in the arenas where natural resource governance meets the global economy. 

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