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From Commitment to Impact - A Guide for Local Working Groups on Business, Security and Human Rights

30 July, 2020


This guide, developed by the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) and Fund For Peace (FFP), aims to encourage and support the development of effective In-Country Working Groups (ICWGs) that foster responsible business conduct. Building off of lessons learned and recommendations from stakeholders' experiences, this Guide explores approaches that worked (or did not work) in the past.

Additionally, this Guide draws on the companion research study “From Commitment to Impact: Experiences of Local Working Groups on Business, Security and Human Rights,”  which is based on indepth interviews and field research gathered from a wide range of key stakeholders participating in ICWGs.

These two products were developed to provide guidance to existing groups, to encourage effective implementation of new In-Country processes, and more broadly to establish a rubric for how security and human rights multi-stakeholder processes can be implemented at the national and sub-national level worldwide.