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  1. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    February, 2006
    Global

    This volume contains the presentations made at the Eighth International Conference on Dryland
    Development. It is hoped that it will serve as a repository of information on the problems and prospects of
    sustainable management of dry areas and preventing desertification, and will thus be of interest to those
    involved in research, extension, development and policy formulation for the benefit of the people of the dry areas. It is our belief it would serve as an important contribution to the objectives of the IYDD.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006
    Africa

    Presumption of a direct causal link between formalisation of property rights
    and economic productivity is back on the international development agenda.
    Belief in such a direct causal relationship had been abandoned in the early
    1990s, following four decades of land tenure reform experiments that failed to
    produce the anticipated efficiency results. The work of Hernando de Soto has
    provided the springboard for this revival. De Soto argues that formal property
    rights hold the key to poverty reduction by unlocking the capital potential of

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006
    Kenya

    Presumption of a direct causal link between formalisation of property rights
    and economic productivity is back on the international development agenda.
    Belief in such a direct causal relationship had been abandoned in the early
    1990s, following four decades of land tenure reform experiments that failed to
    produce the anticipated efficiency results. The work of Hernando de Soto has
    provided the springboard for this revival. De Soto argues that formal property
    rights hold the key to poverty reduction by unlocking the capital potential of

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2006
    Africa

    This paper examines the implications for African economies of the possible outcomes from the ongoing agriculture negotiations in the Doha Round. The paper defines scenarios that capture key elements of the modalities negotiations and undertakes simulations using a global dynamic general equilibrium model to examine the impact of multilateral agricultural trade reforms on African economies.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2006

    Although there seems to be a broad consensus to prohibit insider trading among supervising authorities and market professionals, the debate on insider trading has not settled definitively. We introduce a distinction between insider trading and market manipulation on the one hand and corporate insiders versus misappropriators on the other hand. This gives rise to four types of alleged wrong transactions. Using a utilitarian and a non-utilitarian fairness approach, we demonstrate that it is hard to find good arguments against insider trading in its purest form (type I transactions).

  6. Library Resource
    January, 2006
    Sub-Saharan Africa

    Land tenure reform remains a key policy issue in Africa, given the large proportion of people relying on land and natural resources for their livelihoods. This paper addresses the exclusionary nature of many processes around land, which can lead to social divisions.

  7. Library Resource
    January, 2007

    This paper provides a brief overview of the current knowledge and data on deforestation rates, research on the causes of deforestation and forest degradation and relevant policy options. It highlights issues of particular relevance to new discussions on reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) in developing countries at different stages of forest transition.

  8. Library Resource
    January, 2006

    Sharp inequalities in the distribution of land remains a major cause of extreme poverty in many developing countries. Some instances are the result of ownership patterns inherited from colonial administrations, others are linked to the struggle for economic prosperity in the post-independence era.Landlessness is therefore a significant problem for the rural poor. Most remedies that have been undertaken previously have not yielded positive results, as can be witnessed in Southern Africa today.

  9. Library Resource
    January, 2006
    Sub-Saharan Africa

    The main argument of this paper is that insecurity of land tenure is a socio-political condition that can be made and unmade. This discussion paper focuses on customary land rights, particularly in the African context. The paper reveals that:

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