Thursday, October 03, 2013


This Week’s Posts

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: PLAAS Postgraduate Diploma in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies. The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) is a research institute within the School of Government at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. Deadline: October 31, 2013

EMPLOYMENT: CIFOR Postdoctoral Fellows, Tenure. The Center for International Forestry Research currently has three job opportunities for Post Doctoral Fellows to work on tenure reform issues based in Bogor (Indonesia), Lima (Peru) and Nairobi (Kenya), as part of the CGIAR Research Programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (CRP6). Deadline: October 20, 2013

EMPLOYMENT: CIAT Senior Policy Expert. The International Center for Tropical Agriculture is hiring for a position that will take on a leadership role on policy analysis and turning science evidence into policy influence globally. Deadline: October 25, 2013

EMPLOYMENT: ICIMOD Programme Coordinator, Regional Programme Adaptation to Change. The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development is looking for a Programme Coordinator to manage and coordinate one of the Initiatives within this Regional Programme. Deadline: November 1, 2013

PUBLICATION: Links between tenure security and food security. An IFPRI Discussion Paper by Hosaena Ghebru Hagos and Stein Holden.

PUBLICATION: Collective Action, Political Parties and the Political Economy of Development. This World Bank Policy Research Working Paper by Philip Keefer is likely to be of interest.

PUBLICATION: Global Capital, Local Concessions: A Data-Driven Examination of Land Tenure Risk and Industrial Concessions in Emerging Market Economies. The Rights and Resources Initiative has released a new report highlighting the substantial financial risks faced by investors when key players in large scale land acquisitions ignore the rights of local communities and Indigenous Peoples.

VIDEO: CIFOR on Who owns the rights to the world's common resources? The Center for International Forestry Research has produced a video featuring Andrew Wardell, Director of CIFOR's Forests and Governance research portfolio, on what is meant by the "commons" and the challenges surrounding the common management of resources.

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