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Working with Parliamentarians in Africa on Investment Policies

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Without investment, sustainable development is impossible. Well-planned, high-quality foreign investment in developed and developing countries can help make current economic practices more sustainable.

Inappropriate investment, however, can undermine communities and the environment, as well as domestic development strategies. IISD is collaborating with the Pan-African Parliament and a host of other partners to implement new ideas, policies and laws to ensure that foreign investment brings benefits, including strengthening local land rights, food security and employment opportunities. Phase 1 of the project consisted of a series of five conferences across Africa to raise awareness and inform parliamentarians. Phase 2 focuses on introducing new laws, drafting model investment contracts, creating online land observatories, holding public hearings, and exploring other monitoring and oversight roles for parliamentarians.

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