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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2014
    Zimbabwe, Africa

    Contains 6 chapters: introduction, accountability issues in urban land management, transparency and accountability in communal land management, corruption and land reform programmes, accountability issues in large scale land deals, gender, youths and land corruption. The findings show that land governance is fragmented creating opportunities for corruption in and across institutions.

  2. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    Lesotho

    After more than 35 years, the elected
    local government system in Lesotho was reestablished in 2005
    through the election of the Local Authorities, i.e. the
    Community and District Councils (CCs and DCs). Across the
    political spectrum, the political will to move forward was
    at its peak. An exemplary campaign to educate the entire
    population as to the purposes and functioning of the new
    Local Authorities, and the electoral process preceded the

  3. Library Resource
    April, 2014
    Sierra Leone

    The topic of this paper is, in the words
    of one reviewer, 'one of the most discussed
    sociological and societal issues in African studies: the
    relationship between traditional institutions and new
    institutions'. Often in such discussions, the
    'traditional' and 'modern' are framed as
    if in opposition to one another, and debate centers on
    whether and to what extent tradition should cede to

  4. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    Egypt

    The objective of this paper is to
    present a succinct and up-to-date review of the urban sector
    in Egypt, with a focus on issues for which there is new
    insight or emerging government interest. The two main themes
    of the report are the challenges facing the urban sector and
    the policy implications at various levels of government.
    Some of the reports mains findings are: urbanization in
    Egypt takes on forms and processes which are not well

  5. Library Resource
    March, 2014
    Africa, Northern Africa, Western Asia, Global

    The paper presents the key objectives
    for the rehabilitation of historic centers or medinas in the
    Middle East and North Africa as elaborated by the World Bank
    on the basis of twenty years of past and present lending and
    technical assistance operations to the governments of the
    region. These are: 1) the conservation of the urban and
    cultural heritage; 2) the local economic development of the
    historic city; and 3) the improvement of the living

  6. Library Resource
    September, 2014
    Sierra Leone

    This report presents an analysis of
    the Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs and policies
    which affect young children in Sierra Leone. This report is
    part of a series of reports prepared by the World Bank using
    the SABER-ECD framework. The country report includes
    analysis of early learning, health, nutrition and social and
    child protection policies and interventions in Sierra Leone,
    along with regional and international comparisons. The

  7. Library Resource
    March, 2014
    Ghana

    The aim of the scoping study was to gain
    an understanding of the productive activities slum dwellers
    engage in that rely on energy services and the potentials
    and challenges of slums in Ghana regarding access to modern
    energy services and income generation from productive
    activities. The objective of the ESMED-EAfUP (Energy Sector
    Management Assistance Program - ESMAP/SME Development -
    Energy Access for the Urban Poor) programme is 'to

  8. Library Resource
    February, 2014
    Guinea, Papua New Guinea

    Despite global gender equality gains in
    education, life expectancy, and labor force participation,
    two areas of persistent inequality remain: asset gaps and
    women's agency. In many developing countries, including
    Papua New Guinea (PNG), land and natural resources are
    citizens' key assets. This briefing note, centered on
    field research in north fly district explores the process of
    negotiation and the progress in implementation of the

  9. Library Resource
    December, 2014
    Somalia

    Development and humanitarian actors
    currently engaged in Somalia face the challenge of
    delivering assistance in such a way that it is supportive of
    peace and state building, addresses the acute vulnerability,
    and dependence of large shares of the population while
    operating in a still insecure and changing environment.
    Forced displacement is a key feature of the current
    political economy context of Somalia. The necessity of

  10. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    Sierra Leone

    This First Phase Report on Sierra Leone
    growth poles is the result of a 9 months consultative
    process led by the Office of the President which
    specifically requested that the output of this diagnostic be
    in an engaging format. The fundamental concept of growth
    poles is that they exploit agglomeration economies and
    spillover effects to spread resulting prosperity from the
    core of the pole to the periphery. At the basis of this

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