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  1. 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.

  2. Library Resource
    August, 2012
    Vanuatu

    This note summarizes findings from an
    analysis of Vanuatu national leasing data drawn from the
    Vanuatu department of lands databases for the period of
    1980-2010. It provides a preliminary indication of how much
    of Vanuatu is currently under lease, where land is being
    leased, how leased land is being used, the length of leases,
    and the extent that leases have been subdivided. The profile
    also highlights areas where data collection needs to be improved.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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