Extractive industry investment in Latin America has increased considerably since the early 1990s, especially in the last decade. Expansion of extractive activities into new territory has led to new rounds of conflict and contestation in the region, including over resource use and control, territorial occupation, relationships between existing rural livelihoods, and extractive investment and conservation versus extraction. The publications presented in this Spotlight represent some of the key resources dealing with a variety of issues related to extractive industries and conflict management in Latin America. In particular, they focus on: Consultation and Free, Prior and Informed Consent; Rent Distribution; Gender; Indigenous Issues; and Social Movements. Country Case Studies addressing these themes in a cross-cutting way, as well as Practical Implementation Guides are also included.
Villegas, C. ELLA Spotlight on Knowledge: Spotlight on Publications: Extractive Industries and Conflict Management. ELLA, Practical Action Consulting, Lima, Peru (2012) 9 pp.