This note provides country of origin information (COI) and policy guidance to Home Office decision makers on handling particular types of protection and human rights claims. This includes whether claims are likely to justify the granting of asylum, humanitarian protection or discretionary leave and whether – in the event of a claim being refused – it is likely to be certifiable as ‘clearly unfounded’ under s94 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2017Pakistan
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationNovember, 2016Pakistan
The present research focuses on estimating forest area change with respect to the ongoing forest land conversion. The study tests the hypothesis that forest land is being converted to the selected land use categories with high growth tendency and controlling deforestation rate to its half of the present level would significantly improve the land cover under forest. The rate of forest land conversion to other land use categories is analyzed and then compared with the total area expanded under three land use classes.
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesRegulationsFebruary, 2016Uganda
The Ministerial Policy Statement is structured by Vote, as follows:
• Staff Establishment Structure Provides details of approved staff structure for each programme and project (including names of staff and vacant posts).
This is clearly demonstrated in the form of an organogram.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2016Uganda
The SPR 2015 provides a management record of sector progress over the financial years 2006/07-2014/15, identifying issues arising, as background for an analysis of main challenges for the sector. The LHUD sector challenges suggest that there is need to focus on adjustment of policy and strategic orientation, institution reforms, planning and implementation, and financial performance.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMay, 2016Timor-Leste
In November 2015, the government of Timor-Leste showcased its first Special Zone of Social Market Economy (ZEESM) in the Oecusse-Ambeno enclave in a high-profile ‘celebration of Timorese identity’. This event combined the 40th anniversary of the declaration of Timor-Leste’s independence and the approximately 500th anniversary of interaction with Portugal through the arrival of Dominican missionaries.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016Timor-Leste
This study aimed to pilot an innovative land survey to provide quantitative data regarding landrelated issues in Timor-Leste, in order to support the Timorese government and parliament in developing evidence-based land policies and legislation, as well as more informed advocacy of civil society. The results of this pilot in the municipalities of Dili (urban area only), Ainaro, and Ermera provides relevant evidence regarding access to land, land tenure security, and land related conflict, as well as on the specific policy options taken in the current draft Land Law Package
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016Mongolia
This Strategic Plan to be implemented during a period from 2017 to 2021 is all about a contribution of WWF Mongolia towards successful and thriving co-existence of human beings and environment in Mongolia, particularly in two areas, namely Altai Sayan and Amur Heilong Ecoregions those have been named as important hubs and potentials for conservation.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2017Ethiopia
The narrative of Ethiopia’s remarkable economic growth path under a developmental state model is that of a strong ruling coalition united behind the vision of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016Sri Lanka
This paper is an abridged version of an earlier scoping study entitled Sri Lanka Country Report: Land Watch Asia Study prepared in 2010 by the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement through the support of the International Land Coalition (ILC). It is also written as a contribution to the Land Watch Asia (LWA) campaign to ensure that access to land, agrarian reform and sustainable development for the rural poor are addressed in development.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsApril, 2016Sri Lanka
At the request of the Sri Lankan Government an assessment was designed and conducted as part of the development of the country’s national strategy on REDD+. The assessment involved applying criteria from the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests (VGGT) to analyze the tenure implications for a wide array of proposed policies and measures (PAMs) to address deforestation and forest degradation. The assessment will help Sri Lanka to prioritize and make investment decisions among the PAMs.
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