Innovative Financing Solutions for Community Support in the Context of Land Investments

Szoke-Burke, Sam; Cordes, Kaitlin Y.

Communities affected by agricultural, forestry, and other resource investments urgently need increased funding for legal and technical support. Without support, communities risk losing access to critical land and resources, suffering human rights violations, or missing opportunities to benefit from investments. A lack of community support can also lead to conflict and challenges that are damaging for companies and host governments. Donors and support providers have found ways to finance support for communities, but such efforts can only extend so far. Promising new opportunities exist for filling the financing gap, yet they will require sustained efforts by a range of actors. This report presents a call to action to help communities secure the support they so crucially need, and explores options for tapping new funding sources for community support.


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Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
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April 3, 2019