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To develop this framework, NetPositive completed a global collaborative research project over six months in 2016/2017.


The research project was based on 150 dialogue-based interviews with rightsholders and stakeholders, including community representatives, company personnel, consultants, governments, civil society organizations, and academics. Interviews were held in-person and remotely with stakeholders from Canada, the United States, Chile, South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, India, Uganda, Australia, Peru, the United Kingdom, and Colombia.


Interviews were conducted using an inductive dialogue-based approach, where participants guided the conversation and raised issues that are important to them. All interviews were confidential and as a result, quotes in this report are presented anonymously.  

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