Across rural Africa, land legislation struggles to be properly implemented, and most resource users gain access to land on the basis of local land tenure systems.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria, Belgium, Rwanda, Mali, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Niger, Cameroon, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Botswana, France, Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Rwanda, Switzerland, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Norway, Africa
Most of the world’s poor work in the “informal economy” – outside of recognized and enforceable rules. Thus, even though most have assets of some kind, they have no way to document their possessions because they lack formal access to legally recognized tools such as deeds, contracts and permits. The Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor (CLEP) is the first global anti-poverty initiative focusing on the link between exclusion, poverty and law, looking for practical solutions to the challenges of poverty.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Burkina Faso, Honduras, Mozambique, Chile, Mali, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Laos, Ghana, Venezuela, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Pakistan, Niger, Rwanda, Liberia, Philippines, Madagascar, Eswatini, Kenya, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America
Document de travail sur les régimes fonciers 11. Cette publication conjointe entre la FAO et UN-HABITAT cherche à améliorer et à mieux définir les processus, mécanismes et institutions de gouvernance foncières dans les zones rurales et urbaines. Ce document, tout en soulignant l’excellence des politiques, législations et réformes techniques foncières, en termes d’élaboration, relève toutefois un certain nombre de problèmes de mise en œuvre, en constatant des glissements, des interruptions, voire même des inversions.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2005Rwanda, Guatemala, Congo, Sierra Leone
Le présent guide intitulé « Accès à l’espace rural et administration des terres après des conflits violents » a été élaboré pour aider les spécialistes concernés à remettre sur pied les régimes fonciers et l’administration foncière dans les pays émergeant de conflits violents. Il est particulièrement difficile, dans de telles situations, d’assurer un accès sans danger à la terre. Les conflits violents entraînent généralement le déplacement d’une grande partie de la population. À l’issue du conflit, certains de ceux qui regagnent leur foyer trouvent leur bien occupé par d’autres.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Angola, Timor-Leste, Rwanda, Iraq, Afghanistan, Burundi, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Pakistan, Colombia, Mozambique, Liberia, South Africa, Vietnam, Somalia, Italy, Cambodia, Sudan, Georgia, Uganda
The Pinheiro Principles provide restitution practitioners, as well as States and UN and others agencies, with a consolidated text relating to the legal, policy, procedural, institutional and technical implementation mechanisms for housing and property restitution. As such, the Principles provide specific policy guidance regarding how to ensure the right to housing and property restitution in practice and for the implementation of restitution laws, programmes and policies, based on existing international human rights, humanitarian, refugee and national standards.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2000Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Africa
A complete 60-page report covering some of the general aspects of natural forests in Rwanda. It is composed of three chapters that cover various topics like mountain forests, relictual areas, savinocol formations, forest plantations, etc. The last part synthesises the country's forest resources and their uses.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Australia, Ghana, Malawi, Niger, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Somalia, Uruguay, Tanzania, Senegal, Sudan, Cameroon, Norway, Kenya, Africa
Most of the world’s poor work in the “informal economy” – outside of recognized and enforceable rules. Thus, even though most have assets of some kind, they have no way to document their possessions because they lack formal access to legally recognized tools such as deeds, contracts and permits.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Bangladesh, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, Venezuela, Guyana, Pakistan, Colombia, Mozambique, Jordan, Costa Rica, Philippines, South Africa, Nicaragua, Malaysia, Uganda, Botswana, India, China, Mexico, Brazil
The present paper seeks to cover the key issues, trends, constraints, challenges, knowledge gaps and policy options on a range of dimensions of land access. Land access is broadly defined as the processes by which people individually or collectively gain rights and opportunities to occupy and utilise land (primarily for productive purposes but also other economic and social purposes) on a temporary or permanent basis.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Mozambique, Zambia, Sweden, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Eswatini, Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, Jordan, Laos, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Botswana, Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa
This paper focuses on legal and institutional aspects of children’s property and inheritance rights in Southern and East Africa. Chapter 2 discusses violations of children’s property and inheritance rights and discusses how the spread of HIV/AIDS has contributed to the violations. Chapter 3 assesses several norms of customary law that aim to protect children’s property and inheritance rights as well as the current practices of customary law that—in the context of the HIV/AIDS pandemic—serve to complicate and limit children’s ability to maintain their rights.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2008Algeria, Burkina Faso, United States of America, Kenya, Zambia, Burundi, Namibia, Ghana, Congo, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Morocco, Belgium, Uganda, Madagascar, Italy, Tunisia, Senegal, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa
In September 2008, the FAO-Dimitra project organised its third workshop with all its partners in Brussels, on the theme:“Information and communication strategies to fight gender inequality as regards land access and its consequences for rural populations in Africa”. This document presents a synthesis of the workshop’s activities as well as the different articles which were prepared for the workshop by the participants – the partners of the network and FAO colleagues.
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