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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    December, 2010
    Indonesia, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    The tsunami that originated from the Indian Ocean in 2004 wreaked massive destruction, killing more than 130,000 people and displacing half a million individuals in Aceh, Indonesia. More than 800 kilometers of coastline was affected, and close to 53,795 land parcels were destroyed. The land administration system sustained significant damage because documentation of land ownership was washed away along with people's houses and other possessions in the affected communities. Physical boundary markers, including trees and fences, also disappeared.

  2. Library Resource

    Summary of Priority Policy Recommendations Drawn form World Bank Studies

    Training Resources & Tools
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2012
    Vietnam, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    Vietnam's rapid and sustained economic growth and poverty reduction in the last two decades benefitted from the policy and legal reforms embodied in the Land Laws of 1987, 1993 and 2003 and subsequent related legal acts. This note outlines reforms related to four main themes. The first relates to the needed reform for agriculture land use to create opportunity to enhance effectiveness of land use as well as to secure farmers' rights in land use. Prolonging the duration of agricultural land tenure would give land users greater incentives to invest and care for the land.

  3. Library Resource
    April, 2014
    Georgia

    This review analyzes the profile, trends
    and challenges of Georgia's changing urban landscape
    since independence in 1991 and provides policy suggestions
    to facilitate the economic transition of the country through
    its cities. In its analysis and subsequent recommendations
    on policy interventions, this report draws on a program of
    diagnostics called the 'Urbanization Review' (UR).
    The UR diagnostic is based on three main pillars of urban

  4. Library Resource
    September, 2013
    Africa

    This paper sheds light on how to harvest
    the "youth dividend" in Sub-Saharan Africa by
    creating jobs in agriculture. The agriculture that attracts
    the youth will have to be profitable, competitive, and
    dynamic. These are the same characteristics needed for
    agriculture to deliver growth, to improve food security, and
    to preserve a fragile natural environment. With higher
    priority accorded to implementation of well-designed public

  5. Library Resource
    March, 2016

    Policies that enable rural communities
    to participate in expanding economic opportunities can be
    central to inclusive growth in Myanmar. Rural communities
    are home to the majority of Myanmar’s population, the
    majority of its many ethnic groups, and 70 percent of its
    poor. Development in rural areas is constrained by low
    returns to agriculture, and significantly lower levels of
    public service delivery and human development outcomes

  6. Library Resource
    March, 2013
    Global

    Land policy, administration and
    management are areas of strong client demand for technical
    advice and operational support. This review sought to help
    the Bank better position itself to present coherent advice
    on policy, institutional arrangements and practice. The
    potential implications are a lowering of reputational risk
    to the Bank; greater efficiency in the process including
    joint data gathering; and building of greater momentum and

  7. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    This book examines issues at the
    forefront of the debate on land law reform, pays particular
    attention to how reform options affect the poor and
    disadvantaged, and recommends strategies for alleviating
    poverty more effectively through land law reform. It reviews
    the role of the World Bank in land law reform, examining
    issues of process as well as substance. It also identifies
    key challenges and directions, and stresses the need to

  8. Library Resource
    June, 2013
    Africa

    This is covers land administration and
    reform in Sub-Saharan Africa, and is highly relevant to all
    developing countries around the world. It provides simple
    practical steps to turn the hugely controversial subject of
    "land grabs" into a development opportunity by
    improving land governance to reduce the risks of
    dispossessing poor landholders while ensuring mutually
    beneficial investors' deals. This book shows how Sub

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