From Risk and Conflict to Peace and Prosperity. The Urgency of Securing Community Land Rights in a Turbulent World

February 2017
RRI Annual Review 2016-2017

Includes tenure risk, conflict, and the path to prosperity, 2016 in depth: fear, violence and defence, communities face ever increasing criminalization and violence for practicing their traditional livelihoods and protecting their lands. Breakthroughs to scale: indigenous peoples and communities make major gains in protecting their land rights. Development finance institutions emerge as potential leaders on community land rights. Companies are slow to implement commitments and change business models. The Paris Agreement is in limbo: some governments show progress, while others stall reforms and actively roll back rights. Priorities for Progress in 2017.