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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2012
    Kenya, Africa

    Investigates private sector investment in conservation and ecotourism through conservancy land leases in the Mara region of Kenya. In recent and growing tourism development, groups of Maasai landowners are leasing their parcels of land to tourism investors and forming wildlife conservancies. Examines this model and the implications it has for Maasai livelihoods and the environment. Given the large extent and recent change in ownership in these areas, land leases do however keep the lands they cover together and are potentially an optimistic outlook for such open rangeland areas.

  2. Library Resource

    A Critical Review

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2012
    South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa

    This paper provides an overview of land reform in South Africa from 1994 to 2011, with the focus on the land redistribution. The government policies and associated implementation since 1994 have not generated expected social and economic results for a number of reasons. Even where land has been transferred, it appears to have had minimal impact on the livelihoods of beneficiaries, largely because of inappropriate project design, a lack of necessary support services and shortages of working capital, leading to widespread underutilization of land.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    February, 2011
    Solomon Islands, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    In countries where a large proportion of the total land area is held customarily, reform questions around land and development often tend to focus on the customary estate. Evidence from Solomon Islands suggests that a focus on public land holdings, even when they are relatively small in land area, can yield outsized benefits. Publicly owned land regularly includes economically valuable land and urban land on which development pressure is high. In Solomon Islands, as much as 10 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) may be affected by how effectively urban public land is governed.

  4. 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.

  5. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    May, 2016
    Kenya

    THE MINING ACT No. 12 of 2016

    Date of Assent: 6th May, 2016

    Date of Commencement: 27th May, 2016

  6. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    Moldova

    The objective of this policy note on
    land is to assist the Government of Moldova in improving the
    effectiveness of land management in agriculture, with a view
    to enhancing the sector's contribution to
    Moldova's economic growth and poverty reduction
    objectives. The note reviews the progress that has been
    made to date on land reform in Moldova, and provides
    rigorous economic analysis of the impacts of the reforms and

  7. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Uganda

    Mixed evidence on the impact of formal title in much of Africa is often used to question the relevance of dealing with land policy issues in this continent. The authors use data from Uganda to assess the impact of a disaggregated set of rights on investment, productivity, and land values, and to test the hypothesis that individuals' lack of knowledge of the new law reduces their tenure security. Results point toward strong and positive effects of greater tenure security and transferability.

  8. Library Resource
    March, 2014

    As the world is urbanizing, many cities
    are grappling with a population that is growing rapidly,
    thereby increasing demand for land and housing. This
    pressure on land and housing markets often is exacerbated by
    inappropriate or inadequate policies. The result is a supply
    of well-located land and housing that falls well short of
    demand and the proliferation of poorly serviced informal
    settlements, many of which are located far from jobs, city

  9. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Land reform can broadly be divided into
    land tenure reform-the establishment of secure and
    formalized property rights in land-and land
    redistribution-the transfer of land from large to small
    farmers. The paper is therefore divided into two chapters.
    The first chapter gives a short narrative of some of the key
    land tenure and land policy issues. While these issues
    remain politically sensitive, there is a solid consensus

  10. Library Resource
    February, 2014

    Government entities in India hold large
    amounts of public land. Their landholdings include some of
    the most valuable property in the country. Parts of this
    patrimony lie vacant or underutilized. Public sector bodies
    also own large blocs of land that sometimes stand in the way
    of efficient completion of urban infrastructure networks. At
    the same time, urban India is deficient in basic
    infrastructure -- both network infrastructure needed to

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