- The role of Paramount Chiefs and Members of Parliament in approaching communities for negotiations compromised Free, Prior and Informed Consent. Furthermore, customary decision-making regarding the agreement to lease land were made by elders of landowning families and excluded women, junior men, and members of non-land-owning families.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJuly, 2019Sierra Leone
Library ResourceReports & ResearchPolicy Papers & BriefsAugust, 2014China, Eastern Asia, Oceania
China is considering ways to attract additional capital to finance investment in railways. Worldwide, private capital has been attracted to the railway sector through a range of mechanisms including: (i) private sector provision of specific rail services or assets such as rolling stock; (ii) public private partnerships; (iii) leveraging commercial value of rail assets and increased land value around stations; and (iv) debt and equity financing of railway companies. Private sector investors seek to earn a return on investment that is commensurate with the risk of the investment.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2014Zambia
Zambia recognizes two types of land tenure: customary and leasehold tenure. While historically the majority of land in Zambia has been held under customary tenure, leases (also called leasehold titles) are the only legal means of holding land rights.