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    Land Policies, Land-based Development Programs and the Question of Minority Rights in Eastern Sri Lanka
    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2015
    Sri Lanka

    Land has been one of the major concerning factors in escalating disputes and conflicts between ethnic groups in Sri Lanka, including the violation of minority rights. This paper examines the impact of land policies and land-based development programs on the rights of ethnic minorities in eastern Sri Lanka by analyzing selected major policies and projects. The analysis is interpretive and descriptive in nature. Secondary literature was the primary source for the analysis.

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    LandVoc - Community of Experts Workshop

    June 2020 Workshop Report

    Conference Papers & Reports
    September, 2020
    Global

    This report provides a summary of a two-part online workshop in June 2020 to explore the creation of a community of experts to support the ongoing development of the LandVoc concept scheme, and to support ongoing contributions from the LandVoc community to AGROVOC. The workshops brought together 35 experts mprove awareness of the importance of controlled and multilingual vocabularies, and of value of semantics to management. of agriculture and land related knowledge.  

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    BTI 2020 Country Report Sri Lanka
    Conference Papers & Reports
    May, 2020
    Sri Lanka

    The period under review covers 20 months under a coalition government, a constitutional crisis and a few months when the president and the prime minister, leading different political parties, jockeyed for position. There was little political progress under the coalition government. The Office of Missing Persons was set up to investigate extra-legal disappearances and initiated some investigations. Parliament approved legislation to set up the Office of Reparations, but this is yet to be operationalized.

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    WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE 2020 VOLUNTARY NATIONAL REVIEWS (VNRs) AND THE SDG INDICATORS’ GLOBAL DATABASE?

    What can we learn from the 2020 Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) and the SDG Indicators’ Global Database?

    Reports & Research
    September, 2020
    Global

    In 2015 we celebrated world leaders’ recognition of the foundational and strategic role that secure land rights for all –women and men, regardless of ethnicity, religion, place of residence, or civil, economic, social, or political status—must play to achieve a world free of poverty, hunger and systemic gender discrimination.

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    Volume 9 Issue 9

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    China

    To investigate the rural labor transfer effects of China’s Collective Forestland Tenure Reform (CFTR), we employ binary probit models by using survey data of 694 households from China’s northern collective forest areas. The results reveal that the improved property rights, including rights for forestland use, disposition and beneficiaries, and refined tenure security under the CFTR generally have caused an increase in rural household labor transfer to the nonfarm sector.

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    Volume 9 Issue 9

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    Ghana, Norway

    A discussion of the assumptions that underlie efforts to register land enables us to not only evaluate their validity across different contexts, but most importantly, to further understand how the low incidences of land registration might derive from very fundamental sources outside of differences in technology and approaches of recording.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2019
    Papua New Guinea

    In 2017, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) commissioned a gender assessment of the agriculture and rural sector in Papua New Guinea. The assessment was carried out in consultation with the Women in Agriculture Development Unit (WiADU) of the National Department of Agriculture and Livestock (NDAL), in line with FAO- Papua New Guinea’s continued commitment to support the Government of Papua New Guinea.

  8. Library Resource
    Five Years into the SDGs: Are we on track to deliver the land targets?

    A Webinar Report

    Reports & Research
    September, 2020
    Global

    This virtual side event was proposed as part of the 2020 SDG High Level Political Forum which was held from 7th to 16th July 2020. It was organised by the SDG Land Momentum Group, an informal group of civil society organizations and multilateral agencies which advocate the implementation of the land targets of the SDGs and support their monitoring.  

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    The Nexus Between Urban Land Governance and Climate Adaptation

    A Webinar Report

    Reports & Research
    September, 2020
    Global

    Informal settlements in areas that are already disaster prone are an increasing problem. Climate adaptation is also often used as an excuse fo evictions to redevelop sites in a more climate-proof manner in what is often referred to as ‘climate gentrification. Nature-based solutions to climate change, such as increasing green spaces, may increase home values, but the question of who benefits from these initiatives arises. How can the side effects of climate interventions that can lead to inequality, such as increase in value, be avoided?

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    Land Administration, Land Governance Institutions, and COVID-19
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2020
    Global

    In the six months since the coronavirus began its global spread, more than 15 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and more than 600,000 have perished, causing governments around the world to institute lockdowns and shut down businesses while entire industries have been devastated.

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