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The European Union is a unique economic and political union between 28 European countries that together cover much of the continent.

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The EU was created in the aftermath of the Second World War. The first steps were to foster economic cooperation: the idea being that countries that trade with one another become economically interdependent and so more likely to avoid conflict.

The result was the European Economic Community (EEC), created in 1958, and initially increasing economic cooperation between six countries: Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Since then, a huge single market has been created and continues to develop towards its full potential.

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Informes e investigaciones
Julio, 2015

The World Bank (2015) classifies Kenya as a lower middle income country and one of East Africa‘s fastest growing economies. According to Society for International Development (SID) however, Kenya remains one of the most unequal societies when compared to of Uganda and Tanzania (SID, 2004). Inequality therefore remains a key challenge to Kenya. In order to respond to this challenge, there is need for a clear understanding of the causes, nature, effects and manifestations of socio-economic inequalities (SID, 2006).

Library Resource
Informes e investigaciones
Diciembre, 2014

Discusses the human rights issues raised by large-scale land deals for plantation agriculture (‘land grabbing’) in low and middle-income countries. Finds that it is a serious issue requiring urgent attention. Conceptualises the link between land deals and human rights, reviews relevant international human rights law and discusses evidence on actual and potential human rights impacts. Finds that important human rights dimensions are at stake and that compressions of human rights have been documented in some contexts.

Library Resource
Informes e investigaciones
Diciembre, 2013

Con el propósito de aportar evidencias concretas que respalden las acciones y mensajes de la campaña “Cosechemos justicia para las mujeres del Campo”, se ha realizado este estudio que aporta datos cuantitativos y cualitativos sobre la realidad de las mujeres rurales y el apoyo que
brinda el Estado de Honduras para garantizarles acceso a la tierra, crédito y asistencia técnica.

Library Resource
Informes e investigaciones
Noviembre, 2004

The EU Land Policy Guidelines (November 2004) are intended for EU donors when supporting interventions in rural land policy and administration. They are divided into Part I policy framework, Part II operational guidelines. Part I includes what is land policy and why does it matter?; links between land policy and other major policy areas (e.g. poverty reduction, gender equality, conflict, governance, environment); elements of a land policy programme; central issues for the design of land policy and land reforms (e.g.

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