Tuesday, February 04, 2014
ONLINE RESOURCE: Natural Resource Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa
The World Resources Institute has launched on interactive map on natural resource rights in sub-Saharan Africa:
The Rights to Resources interactive map presents information on citizen and community rights to natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa. As part of WRI’s Land and Resource Rights project, national framework laws were reviewed to answer a set of questions regarding local rights to five natural resources: water, trees, wildlife, minerals and petroleum. Countries are color-coded by answer to clearly present results and show trends across the region. The “Compare” tool allows side-by-side comparison across countries and natural resources.
With the rising global demand for sub-Saharan Africa’s natural resources, a clear understanding of the statutory rights to these resources can help a broad range of stakeholders: from companies and their investors, to citizens and local communities, governments, civil society organizations and development assistance agencies.