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This resource was developed by Inclusive Development International in 2021. Some content is adapted from Following the Money: An Advocates Guide to Securing Accountability in Agricultural Investments, which was jointly published with International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in 2015. The Follow the Money Database tools were developed in partnership with the University of Chicago Data Science Initiatives.

It was authored by Natalie Bugalski, Mark Bo, Sarah Jaffe, Zelda Liang, Erik Myxter-iino, Annie Burns-Pieper, David Pred, Dustin Roasa, Coleen Scott, and Styrling Tangusso. Other contributors include Nilsun Gürsoy, Mignon Lamia and Christine Thoemke.

This resource was made possible thanks to the generous support of 11th Hour Project, Bread for the World, Heinrich Boll Foundation, Planet Wheeler Foundation, Sigrid Rausing Trust and the SAGE Fund, though the views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the funders.

Most importantly, we would like to acknowledge with great respect the many grassroots advocates around the world whose knowledge, experiences and courageous struggles have helped to shape the lessons that are captured throughout this resource.

Inclusive Development International dedicates this resource to Berta Cáceres, who was assassinated for her work defending her community’s ancestral land and water resources from the construction of a hydropower dam in Honduras. Let us honor Berta’s legacy by continuing her vital work in defense of human rights, the rights of Indigenous Peoples, and our collective right to a healthy and sustainable environment.

Berta Cáceres (1971-2016), Rest in Power. Photograph: Tim Russo/Goldman Environmental Prize