Legal tools for citizen empowerment: Getting a better deal for natural resource investment in Africa – Highlights and lessons learned (2006-2009)

February 2009
Lorenzo Cotula (IIED)

Summarises highlights from the first two and a half years of the programme, including insights on the legal levers that can be used to maximise local voice and benefit from local land rights to investor-state contracts through to community-investor partnerships, as well as a few milestones in IIED’s work on legal literacy training, exchange of experience and policy advocacy.