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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2003

    Land policies are of fundamental importance to sustainable growth, good governance, and the well-being of, and the economic opportunities open to, both rural and urban dwellers - particularly the poor. To this end, research on land policy, and analysis of interventions related to the subject, have long been of interest to the Bank's Research Department, and other academic, and civil society institutions.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011

    In this issue, we will be introducing the new Land tenure e-journal, which has just launched its first issue. This e-journal is dedicated to land-related issues, including land tenure. We will also learn about the recently issued report, the State of the World’s plant genetic resources for food and agriculture and we will introduce you to the new web site gearing up for the 2012 event marking the twentieth anniversary of the Earth Summit - FAO@Rio+20.

  3. Library Resource
    March, 2013
    Brazil

    The objective of this review of
    resettlement policy and implementation in Brazil, is to
    identify ongoing good practices, as well as areas for
    further improvement. It draws upon an assessment of the
    Brazilian legal and institutional framework related to land
    acquisition for projects in the public interest, a rapid
    evaluation of the resettlement programs in six projects
    (three projects that received Bank financing and three

  4. Library Resource
    January, 2013
    Albania, Global

    Despite several attempts at reform,
    immovable property rights in Albania are not adequately
    secure and represent an important governance challenge.
    Problems have resulted from incomplete first title
    registration, the lack of accurate cadastral records, and,
    in many cases, the absence of reliable evidence of
    ownership. Although Albania has adopted legislation calling
    for restitution or compensation for owners whose property

  5. Library Resource
    July, 2013
    Nicaragua

    This report centers on the problems
    stemming from land issues in Nicaragua. The report's
    main recommendations deal with four priority actions:
    institutional reform; adjustments to the legal framework;
    systematic regularization of land rights; and, firmly
    addressing previous land invasions, and preventing future
    invasions. The issue of land distribution, and ownership is
    especially critical in Nicaragua; indeed, the country

  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
    August, 2012
    Colombia

    Internal displacement in Colombia has
    become more prevalent and serious. Expulsion of land users
    to gain territorial control is increasingly a tactical
    element in the conflict. High land inequality makes it
    easier to uproot populations. Providing assistance to
    displaced populations does not reduce their propensity to
    return. Together with other measures, a land policy that
    increases tenure security for those at risk of displacement,

  8. Library Resource
    June, 2014
    Vietnam

    Successive policies of the Government of
    Vietnam for economic reform and modernization have helped
    Vietnam to emerge as one of the world's fastest growing
    economies. The report provides continued recommendations on
    improving land policies to ensure efficiency of their
    practical implementation and to target at both economic
    development and social sustainability. Policies with regard
    to voluntary benefits sharing, promoting the participation

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