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Economic and financial aspects of leasing state forest land

Reports & Research
Noviembre, 1998
Estados Unidos de América
Nueva Zelandia
Papua Nueva Guinea
Reino Unido

The Government of South Africa has a major holding of forest land, with a total estate covering 892,000 ha of forest and associated land. Within the state's forest holding there is a wide diversity of forest and land types including: commercial plantations and other afforested land; indigenous forests; legally protected (indigenous) forest areas; and associated bare land. This land is partly owned by the state and partly held on behalf of local communities, some of whom also have existing rights to use the forest land for various purposes.


Reports & Research
Noviembre, 1998
Asia sudoriental

...The main purpose of this paper is to examine legal measures taken to recognize
indigenous groups and provide for their ongoing operation; the paper starts, therefore, from an
underlying assumption that indigenous groups have continued relevance to the needs and wishes
of the people who operate within them. Nevertheless, while it is beyond the scope and purpose of
the paper to explore this complex issue in any depth, it may be useful to present – however briefly
– some of the arguments made for and against the preservation of indigenous groups. In the

Fighting for the rain forest: war, youth & resources in Sierra Leone

Journal Articles & Books
Diciembre, 1995
Sierra Leone

Paul Richards argues that the war in Sierra Leone and other small wars in Africa do not manifest a "new barbarism". What appears as random, anarchic violence is no such thing. The terrifying military methods of Sierra Leone's soldiers may not fit Western models of warfare, but they are rational and effective. The war must be understood partly as "performance", in which techniques of terror compensate for lack of equipment.

Land Policy and the Evolving Forms of Land Tenure in Masindi District, Uganda

Policy Papers & Briefs
Diciembre, 1991

This paper examines the evolution and the nature of the current forms of land tenure in Masindi District and the extent to which these forms impair or facilitate positive socio-economic changes. Such an examination is vital in light of the fact that there exists no convincing empirically grounded studies on the impact of the official land policies on the relationships between forms of land tenure, social structure and agricultural production.

The role of registration of title in the evolution of customary tenures and its effect on societites in Africa

Conference Papers & Reports
Noviembre, 1970

The introduction of registration of title is certainly in our present state of knowledge the best method of remedying the uncertainty of customary land law. The advantages of^registration of title both to private landowners and to Governments and its superiority over other systems of recording rights in land,i.e. private registration of deeds., are discussed in paper given in this Seminar and I will not elaborate them here.

Loi 67-23 du 22 juillet 1967 portant statut des biens domaniaux

Legislation & Policies
Junio, 1967

La présente loi régit l’ensemble des biens (un domaine public et un domaine privé) appartenant à l’Etat, aux personnes publiques décentralisées et aux personnes morales de droit public subordonnées à l’Etat et possédant l’autonomie financière. A cet effet, ce texte définit la consistance et formation du domaine public et du domaine privé.

Land Tenure: Burma - Chapter VII of "The Economics of the Central Chin Tribes

Reports & Research
Noviembre, 1942

CHAPTER VII. Land Tenure:
"Salient differences between tenures in autocratic and democratic
groups rights and claims in autocratic group of chief, headman,
specialists, the whole community, the individual resident
and the individual cultivator the principles governing these rights
and claims the rights and principles of tenure in democratic group
land tenure in practice the "bul ram" individual tenure and its effects
communal land possible solutions to land problems".

The Community Land Act in Kenya Opportunities and Challenges for Communities

Peer-reviewed publication

Kenya is the most recent African state to acknowledge customary tenure as producing lawful property rights, not merely rights of occupation and use on government or public lands. This paper researches this new legal environment. This promises land security for 6 to 10 million Kenyans, most of who are members of pastoral or other poorer rural communities. Analysis is prefaced with substantial background on legal trends continentally, but the focus is on Kenya’s Community Land Act, 2016, as the framework through which customary holdings are to be identified and registered.

Elinor Ormstrom

Reports & Research
Asia sudoriental

Elinor "Lin" Ostrom (born Elinor Claire Awan; August 7, 1933 – June 12, 2012) was an American political economist whose work was associated with the New Institutional Economics and the resurgence of political economy. In 2009, she shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Oliver E. Williamson for "her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons". To date, she remains the only woman to win The Prize in Economics.