Resources and Tools

3 Uses for OpenLandContracts.org

By Kaitlin Cordes
October 17, 2017

Kaitlin Cordes shares some of the ways she uses OpenLandContracts.org, a repository of investor-state contracts.

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Reflecting on OpenLandContracts.org’s First Two Years

By Kaitlin Cordes
October 3, 2017

Two years ago, CCSI announced OpenLandContracts.org, the world’s first global repository of publicly available investor-state contracts for land, agriculture, and forestry projects. In this blog post, Kaitlin Cordes reflects on the progress CCSI is made and further goals for the future.

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Workshop on Strengthening Technical Assistance for Resource-Rich African Countries

Date: September 21-22, 2015
Location: Pretoria, South Africa

The Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy

by |March 18th, 2014

New York: Oxford University Press, 2009-present. Today, international investment law consists of a network of multifaceted, multilayered international treaties that, in one way or another, involve virtually every country of the world. The evolution of this network continues, raising a host of issues regarding international investment law and policy, especially in the area of international… read more

Mining Contracts: How to Read and Understand Them

by |December 16th, 2013

(2013). In December 2013, a diverse group of 14 experts from Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Europe worked together for five days to produce a user-friendly guide in English and in French on “Mining Contracts: How to Read and Understand Them,” to help policy makers, civil society, citizens, and the media understand the… read more

Inward and Outward FDI Country Profiles, Second Edition 2013

by |November 26th, 2013

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant, Padma Mallampally, and Geraldine McAllister (New York: VCC, 2013). This second edition contains a series of 77 standardized country profiles dealing with the inward and outward foreign direct investment (FDI) performance of 40 economies. The profiles have been peer-reviewed by a global network of experts. The publication is intended to… read more

FDI Perspectives: Issues in International Investment, 2nd Edition

by |November 15th, 2012

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant and Jennifer Reimer (New York: VCC, 2012). This second edition provides an overview of important contemporary issues relating to foreign direct investment (FDI) and multinational enterprises for all those who are interested in this subject, but are not always in a position to follow diverse perspectives and what is being… read more

Sovereign Investment: Concerns and Policy Reactions

by |January 16th, 2012

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant, Lisa E. Sachs, and Wouter P.F. Schmit Jongbloed (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012). Sovereign Investment: Concerns and Policy Reactions provides the first major holistic examination and interdisciplinary analysis of sovereign wealth funds. These funds currently hold five trillion dollars’ worth of investments, almost twice the amount in all the… read more

Chinese Outward Investment: An Emerging Policy Framework

by |January 16th, 2012

Edited by Lise Johnson, Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder and Jianping Zhang (Winnipeg: International Institute for Sustainable Development and Institute for International Economic Research, 2012). The rapid rise and increasingly significant size of Chinese outward investment is attracting attention and provoking debate not only from a purely economic but also a sustainable development perspective. While the legal and… read more

Special Issue of Transnational Corporations

by |January 16th, 2012

Vol. 20, No. 1, April 2011, guest editors, Karl P. Sauvant and Miles Killingsworth (New York and Geneva: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 2011). View the front matter and a chapter co-authored by Karl P. Sauvant, “FDI, the Global Crisis and Sustainable Recovery”.