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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2014
    Ghana, Africa

    In 1999 Ghana engaged in an ambitious land reform process with the adoption of a National Land Policy implemented through a Land Administration Project. The reform aims at strengthening land administration institutions and increasing the security of land tenure for landholders on both customary and state land, but the process is facing multiple challenges, e.g.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2014

    Key findings: Customary tenure remains strong with only 1.2% of plots held under statutory tenure. Over 86% of women reported they have access to land under customary tenure and c.63% of women reported they “own” land under customary tenure. Tenure security is not dependent on formal documentation as proof of ownership. Men play a dominant role in land management. General knowledge of statutory and customary land law and management systems is poor. c.50% of the population have experienced land conflicts, 72% are within household, family or clan.

  3. Library Resource
    How to deal with people in post displacement - reintegration: the welcoming capacity approach cover image
    Reports & Research
    March, 2014
    Global, Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia

    In conflict situations, peace settlements and cease-fire agreements may often, end violent conflicts, but do not prevent renewed violence or guarantee a permanent end to conflicts.5 According to the World Bank, chances that renewed conflicts will erupt are high and even higher when control over natural resources is at stake.6 In the past two decades alone, Africa has experienced violent conflicts with successive cease-fire agreements and peaceful settlements, which have often been followed by outbreaks of new conflicts.

  4. Library Resource
    February, 2014

    In Africa, farmers have been reluctant
    to take up new varieties of staple crops developed to boost
    smallholder yields and rural incomes. Low fertilizer use is
    often mentioned as a proximate cause, but some believe the
    problem originates with incomplete input markets. As a
    remedy, African governments have introduced technology
    adoption programs with fertilizer subsidies as a core
    component. Still, the links between market performance and

  5. Library Resource
    February, 2014

    This paper contributes to the
    long-standing debate on the merits of decentralized
    beneficiary targeting in the administration of development
    programs, focusing on the large-scale Malawi Farm Input
    Subsidy Program. Nationally-representative household survey
    data are used to systematically analyze the decentralized
    targeting performance of the program during the 2009-2010
    agricultural season. The analysis begins with a standard

  6. Library Resource
    February, 2014

    This paper evaluates the impact of
    strengthening legal rights on the types of economic
    opportunities that are pursued. Ethiopia changed its family
    law, requiring both spouses' consent in the
    administration of marital property, removing the ability of
    a spouse to deny permission for the other to work outside
    the home, and raising women's minimum age of marriage.
    Thus both access to resources and the removal of

  7. Library Resource
    February, 2014

    This paper takes stock of the current
    state of banking systems across Sub-Saharan Africa and
    discusses recent developments including innovations that
    might help Africa leapfrog more traditional banking models.
    Using an array of different data, the paper documents that
    African banking systems are shallow but stable. African
    banks are well capitalized and over-liquid, but lend less to
    the private sector than banks in non-African developing

  8. Library Resource
    February, 2014
    Mali, Western Africa

    This paper presents a new type of land
    market analysis relevant to cities with plural tenure
    systems as in West Africa. The methodology hinges on a
    systemic analysis of land delivery channels, which helps to
    show how land is initially made available for circulation,
    how tenure can be formalized incrementally, and the
    different means whereby households can access land. The
    analysis is applied to the area of Bamako in Mali, where

  9. Library Resource
    February, 2014

    This brief includes the following
    headings: rationale, objectives, and basic features of the
    1997 land law; acquiring land-use rights; obstacles to
    transferring urban land-use rights; promote the productive
    use of Direito de Uso e Aproveitamento dos Terras, or
    DUATs; and enforce the land tax.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2014
    Ivory Coast

    Once relatively prosperous, Côte d’Ivoire is still emerging from crisis. Two waves of armed conflict and violence – in 2002 and following presidential elections in 2010 – both led to massive population upheaval, displacing around a million people on each occasion. Subsequent conflicts have exacerbated tensions over land between autochtones, allochtones and allogènes. Women have largely borne the brunt of the country’s conflicts and its protracted displacement crises.

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