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Selected Resources Part I

Social Equity Concepts

Policy Commitments for Social Equity

  • Investing in Equitable Urban Park Systems | Urban Institute, 2019
    This report highlights innovative case-studies around funding strategies and models that place equity and communities at the center of park investment decisions.
  • Parks for Inclusion Policy Guide | Initiatives | National Recreation and Park Association
    This web-page links to several NRPA initiatives that focus on creating more inclusive parks, ranging from resources on equitable access to the ‘Parks for Inclusion’ pledge.
  • Climate Action Planning Resource Centre | C40, 2019
    A set of tools and resources on inclusive community engagement, inclusive planning and equitable impacts of climate action, including roadmaps, needs assessment modules, action analysis modules and indicator modules.
  • Equity Tool Kit | | 11th Street Bridge Park, n.d.
    Washington DC’s 11th Street Bridge Park project created an Equity Took Kit that documents their process of creating and implementing a community-driven plan for their park.

Use of Socioeconomic Information

Stakeholder Identification

  • Mapping Social Landscapes Guide | World Resources Institute, 2018
    This guidebook provides the methodology to conduct social network mapping in order understand stakeholders, specifically their priorities, values, and connections.
  • Gender Analysis | European Institute for Gender Equality, n.d.
    This short guidance tool lays out the basic steps to conduct a gender analysis, and presents the best known gender analysis frameworks and additional resources.
  • Gender Tool Box | Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 2015
    This brief defines and explains the key principles and elements behind conducting a gender analysis.
  • Gender Analysis Guidelines | Department on the Status of Women, City and County of San Fransisco, n.d.
    These guidelines describe clear steps for conducting a gender analysis, providing suggested questions to ask for each step.
  • Social Impact Assessment | International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), 2015
    This report provides guidance for assessing and managing social impacts of projects related to infrastructure, agriculture and forestry.
  • Urban Climate Resilience Assessment in Vulnerable Neighborhoods (UCRA) | World Resources Institute, 2018
    This report describes the UCRA tool, that helps cities measure vulnerabilities, resilience capacities, access to information and services across neighborhoods. The report also demonstrates the application of the UCRA tool in poor communities of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Surat (India), and Semarang (Indonesia).
  • Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis Guidelines | World Food Programme, 2009
    This report provides information on the importance and methodology of evaluating communities’ food security and vulnerability, and provides recommendations on interventions that can help address it.
  • Guidelines for a Gender Sensitive Participatory Approach | International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), 2009
    This short document provides basic guidelines on implementing a gender-sensitive participatory approach, including a description of relevant tools and resources, and a checklist of considerations.
  • Playbook: Inclusive Community Engagement | C40 Cities, 2019
    This guidance document presents a suite of resources to be used for inclusive planning.

Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement

  • How to Engage Diverse Communities: A Toolkit | Vibrant Cities Lab
    This toolkit describes models for community change, assessment strategies and communications aimed at promoting public input and engagement.
  • Meaningful Stakeholder Consultation | Inter-American Development Bank, 2017
    This publication provides the principles and methodology on meaningful stakeholder consultation, consistent with IDB’s environmental and social safeguard policies.
  • Guidelines on Free, Prior and Informed Consent | The United Nations Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN REDD), 2013
    This guidance document provides a framework for projects to obtain free, prior and informed consent as part of their meaningful stakeholder engagement processes.
  • Handbook for Preparing a Resettlement Action Plan | International Financial Corporation (IFC), 2002
    This World Bank guide provides guidance on involuntary resettlement to improve the livelihoods of those involved and minimize adverse effects.
  • Guidelines for Integrating Gender & Social Equity into Conservation Programming | Conservation International, 2019
    This document aims to guide conservation practitioners in recognizing and integrating gender and social equity dimensions into community-based conservation projects.
  • Inclusive Community Engagement: Executive Guide | C40, 2019
    This guidance document presents a suite of resources to be used for inclusive community engagement.
  • Guidelines for a Gender Sensitive Participatory Approach | International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), 2009
    This short document provides basic guidelines on implementing a gender-sensitive participatory approach, including a description of relevant tools and resources, and a checklist of considerations.
  • Urban Community Resilience Assessment | World Resources Institute, 2018
    This report describes the UCRA tool, that helps cities measure vulnerabilities, resilience capacities, access to information and services across neighborhoods. The report also demonstrates the application of the UCRA tool in poor communities of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Surat (India), and Semarang (Indonesia).
  • A Seat at the Table | World Resources Institute, 2010
    This report highlights the barriers to access rights for poor communities, including access to information, participation and justice, and suggests relevant policy responses for the same.
  • Everyday Ethics in Community-based Participatory Research | Banks et al., 2013
    This article explores a range of ethical issues related to community-based participatory research, complemented by cross-sectoral case-studies.
  • Gender Matters in Forest Landscape Restoration: a Framework for Design and Evaluation | Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), 2017
    This report provides a framework and set of recommendations for enhancing gender equality and women’s rights in and through forest landscape restoration initiatives.

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