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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2006

    This paper contains a preliminary summary of key issues and findings from a desk review of
    the literature on land titling projects and programmes in urban and peri-urban areas of
    developing countries. It draws on a large number of documents, not all of which have been
    incorporated into the review at the time of writing. The present bibliography will be
    expanded in the final text of the review which is to be completed by early December 2006.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006

    Most of the world’s poor work in the “informal economy” – outside of recognized and enforceable rules.
    Thus, even though most have assets of some kind, they have no way to document their possessions
    because they lack formal access to legally recognized tools such as deeds, contracts and permits.
    The Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor (CLEP) is the first global anti-poverty initiative
    focusing on the link between exclusion, poverty and law, looking for practical solutions to the challenges

  3. Library Resource
    January, 2006

    More than eleven years after the 1994 genocide, Rwanda might be an internally pacified, but by far not unified nation. There are different factors, which threaten the fragile social equilibrium. The issue of land is one of them. Land has long been a scarce and disputed resource in Rwanda. Ongoing shortages due to decreasing soil quality, growing population pressure and unequal distribution, as well as a lack of income generating alternatives beyond agriculture create an extremely precarious future to the national economy of the small, landlocked country.

  4. Library Resource
    January, 2006

    Many authors contend that ethnic extremism coupled with political manipulation were the primary factors behind the Rwandan genocide. Yet, to oversimplify the cause of this tragedy makes one blind to the complicated nexus that generated the outcome. Even though this genocide was quick in its execution, the events that lead to this massacre took years to unfold. We argue that the evolution of human capital and the competition for scarce resources contributed to the genocide.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2006

    This report is part of a broader comparative effort by As the author worked with colleagues in Rwanda,
    two other important dimensions of the Rwandan
    experience became clear. Refugee return and land
    access in Rwanda has been an extraordinarily
    complex matter, with some refugees leaving just in
    time for others returning to take up their homes and
    lands. Rwanda has important lessons to teach us
    about the need to maintain flexibility in dealing with
    complexity, and raises questions about whether

  6. Library Resource
    January, 2006

    The paper is a product of a short term consultancy work offered by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for the Ministry of Lands, Environment Forestry, Water and Mines of Rwanda. The paper focuses on the relationship between land reform, poverty reduction and sustainable development. It is grounded in the current process of implementing a land law and policy in Rwanda. The thrust of the discussion is pillared on a number of interrelated arguments.

  7. Library Resource
    July, 2006

    Faced with a serious land crisis, the Rwandan government adopted a new national land law and policy. These measures are part of a long historical process of expansion of state control over property, including land and cows. The Government cites security of tenure as the primary objective of the new policy and law. The rigor and speed of implementation of these measures will vary from one community to another. This paper argues that some feel threatened by the new law and will act as they find necessary to protect their interests.

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