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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2006
    Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Niger, Colombia, Ecuador, Romania, Burundi, El Salvador, Mali, Chile, China, Australia, New Zealand, Morocco, Turkey, Albania, Italy, Argentina, Armenia

    The present water report is the final product emanating from efforts by FAO, IWMI and others to document and understand the implications of the irrigation sector embarking on a wide reform process. It is intended to be a knowledge synthesis document that captures the global experiences emerging from a wide-reaching process targeting the reform of the irrigation sector. This study indicates that IMT is an approach for irrigation sector reform with the potential to improve the sust ainability of irrigation systems.

  2. Library Resource
    National Policies
    June, 2006
    Nigeria

    The overall objective of the present national cross-sectoral Forest Policy is to achieve sustainable forest management that would ensure sustainable increases in the economic, social and environmental benefits from forests and trees for the present and future generation including the poor and the vulnerable groups.

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    Reports & Research
    January, 2006
    Niger, Western Africa, Middle Africa

    This study aims to identify how women's capacity to become more involved in decision-making at the local level can be strengthened, particularly in terms of access to natural resources. It also aims to identify the structures through which women secure their systems of production. It focuses on the situation in Niger, where women are increasingly excluded from dominant systems of production: in agricultural areas, they are increasingly excluded from agricultural production and in pastoralist areas, they have lost their herds and had to resort to agriculture.

  4. Library Resource
    January, 2006
    Mauritania, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Guinea, Mauritania, Mali, and Burkina Faso have all passed specific legislation in support of pastoralism. This paper reports that while some of these laws provide an improved framework for the management of rangelands and greater tenure security for pastoralists, they contain conceptual and practical problems which may ultimately further marginalise pastoral people.Crucially, the new legislation seeks to manage access to resources through complicated procedures controlled by various levels of government.

  5. Library Resource
    January, 2007
    Bolivia, India, Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Southern Asia

    This document reports on findings from learning groups relating to water management in Bolivia, India and Mali during 2005-2006. The groups analysed specific topics with the aim of improving the current and future development strategies of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM). In each of the three countries, the learning group identified key topics to address – equity, empowerment and environmental sustainability were identified as cross-cutting issues.

  6. Library Resource
    January, 2007
    Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

    This report provides insight into the local management of conflict over natural resources between herders and farmers in north-western Mali. The study finds that social, economic and environmental change within the region has led to growing pressure on natural resources and a marked deterioration in relations between farmers and herders. The paper warns that because this conflict is based on ethnicity, there is potential for serious escalation. The paper discusses the following:

  7. Library Resource
    January, 2007
    Angola, Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Sierra Leone, Chad, Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa

    This report identifies the challenges that African legislators face in overseeing their countries’ oil and mining industries, as well as best practices in use around the world and recommendations for future engagement. The report finds that international organisations, local advocacy groups, and multinational corporations have played a key role in increasing public access to information and awareness in government oversight. Also, a growing number of African legislatures are more active in the management and oversight of the extractive sector.

  8. Library Resource
    January, 2007
    Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa

    This Human Rights Watch report examines the misuse of public funds by local officials in the Rivers State of Nigeria’s. It is based on interviews in Rivers state with government and donor agency officials, civil servants, health care workers, teachers, civil society groups and local residents. Also state and local government budgets are analysed.Despite Nigeria’s strong oil industry ordinary Nigerians have derived appallingly little benefit from that wealth and the misuse of public funds by local officials had harmful effects on primary education and basic health care.

  9. Library Resource
    January, 2007
    Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

    This paper analyses the reasons why Mali’s gold economy has failed to benefit the population despite its rapid growth and the boom in the gold market. It also explores the conflicts of interests between the State and the private mining companies in the country which arose from rules designed to attract foreign investment.

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