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The term commons is most frequently used to refer to those natural resources that are held in common by a community.

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Reports & Research
December 2015
Paraguay

Esta es la historia de la Comunidad Indígena Yvyratymi (Vega Cué), en Paraguay, que apenas logró recuperar una parte de su territorio, 205 hectáreas. Se trata de su retorno y el arraigo al territorio como el principio de la reconstrucción de su identidad y la armonía en sus vidas.

Reports & Research
December 2015
Paraguay

Esta es la historia de la Comunidad Indígena Yvyratymi (Vega Cué), en Paraguay, que apenas logró recuperar una parte de su territorio, 205 hectáreas. Se trata de su retorno y el arraigo al territorio como el principio de la reconstrucción de su identidad y la armonía en sus vidas.

Reports & Research
August 2015
United Kingdom

This report explores some of the key issues to consider when supporting new land-based social enterprises. The findings are drawn from interviews with 13 representatives from social enterprises who received direct technical, business and training support from Shared Assets between 2013-15.

July 2015

This issue of Handshake focuses on
natural resource PPPs that are making a difference. In
Cartagena, Colombia, a hybrid public-private agency is
profiled that has standardized water service to residents
while restoring the coast, and in the process, contributed

July 2015

This paper examines whether cooperative
behavior by respondents measured as contributions in a
one-shot public goods game correlates with reported
pro-forest collective action behaviors. All the outcomes
analyzed are costly in terms of time, land, or money. The

Legislation & Policies
June 2015
South Africa

The Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) jointly presented on the implementation of the One District, One Agri-Park programme in the context of the framework of the rural economic transformation model.

Reports & Research
January 2015
Africa

The lobby to industrialise food production in Africa is changing seed and land laws across the continent to serve agribusiness corporations. The end goal is to turn what has long been held as a commons into a marketable commodity that the private sector can control and extract profit from at the expense of smallholder farmers and communities.

Journal Articles & Books
September 2014
Kenya

The first set of the land laws were enacted in 2012 in line with the timelines outlined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010. In keeping with the spirit of the constitution, the Land Act, Land Registration Act and the national Land Commission Act respond to the requirements of Articles 60, 61, 62, 67 & 68 of the Constitution. The National Land Policy, which was passed as Sessional Paper No.

Manuals & Guidelines
July 2014
United Kingdom

This publication explores what scaling ‘well’ means for social innovators. It is based on our research into how social innovations across a range of sectors have approached the challenge of scaling up. It supports our Scaling Land Based Social Enterprise : Decision Making Toolkit. This work was funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Remembering Elinor Ostrom
Reports & Research
April 2014
Eritrea
Kenya
Mexico
Canada
Mongolia
India
Global

This special issue of Policy Matters focuses on the outreach and impact of Dr. Elinor Ostrom's groundbreaking research on common property (or commons) theory. Her work was instrumental in shaping contemporary analyses of resource management and conservation, especially at a local level.

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