IFC’s Good Practice Handbooks, Stakeholder Engagement, A Good Practice Handbook for Companies Doing Business in Emerging Markets, 2 and Strategic Community Investment: A Good Practice Handbook for Companies Doing Business in Emerging Markets, 3 are widely used and have proven to be practical and applicable sources of information and guidance. IFC Advisory Services has prepared A Strategic Approach to Early Stakeholder Engagement to assist junior companies operating in developing economies in the OGM industry. This handbook draws on the materials mentioned above, on IFC’s more recent experience, and on other sources of information such as the Prospector and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) framework, e3 Plus, 4 Luc Zandvliet’s Getting it Right, and Teck Resource’s Social Management and Responsibility Toolkit. PDAC aims to help exploration companies to continuously improve their social, environmental, health, and safety performance. This handbook specifically addresses the context and challenges of exploration and early project development faced by junior companies. Juniors generally have limited resources to address stakeholder engagement issues, especially in terms of available funds and staff. Because of these constraints, inputs need to be comprehensive, strategic, and tailored to the phases of exploration and early project development.