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    A guide for municipal practitioners

    Conference Papers & Reports
    January, 2012
    South Africa

    Urban land markets have a profound effect on how well poor households are able to access the jobs, amenities and services offered in the city. But often the way in which this market works frustrates attempts to open up better located living and business opportunities for poorer urban households and communities, despite government policies and programmes intended to address these challenges. The challenge in South Africa is even larger because of worsening poverty and inequality, and the continuing growth of cities through urbanisation.

  2. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 2013
    Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Malawi, Botswana

    This case study draws on research that investigated the financial sustainability of cities in the Southern African region. The research was undertaken by the South African Cities Network (SACN). The project was jointly sponsored by the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility and the World Bank. The contribution by SACN of the material for this document is gratefully acknowledged. The learning material presents an outline of the many challenges of financial sustainability and effective service delivery facing Southern African cities.

  3. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 2011
    South Africa

    This case study draws on research that aimed to provide greater understanding of the small-scale private rental market in South Africa. The

  4. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 2013

    This case study draws on research that investigated the extensive informal land market in Maputo, Mozambique; specifically, how urban land is transacted and the mechanisms by which it is secured. The case study is based on a research study managed by Caroline Wanjiku Kihato and Lauren Royston, and undertaken by José Alberto Raimundo (Universidade Pedagógica, Maputo) and Inês Macamo Raimundo (Universidade Eduardo Modlane, Maputo). The work received technical and financial support from Urban LandMark.

  5. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2012

    Land has a cultural value in Nigeria in that its ownership cements
    the relationship of the owner with the community. But more
    importantly, land resource is critical to the livelihood of rural
    farmers because they depend on it for income and food supply.
    It is therefore important that it is sustainably managed and
    efficiently used. This study investigated the ownership pattern
    of land among the farming families in the study area and the
    attitude towards its management. It adopted the farming and

  6. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2006
    Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Eastern Africa

    Land markets, including land sales and short-term land rentals, have an important role to play for efficient and sustainable land management and agricultural development, especially where markets for other factors of production are imperfect or missing. This study utilises data from the highlands of Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda to examine the impact of land markets on various types of land investment and management practices, crop yield, and land quality.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1998
    Serbia, France, North Macedonia, Bangladesh, Honduras, United States of America, El Salvador, Chile, Guatemala, Colombia, Kenya, Morocco, Japan, Uganda, Albania, Italy, Tanzania, Ecuador, Tunisia, Senegal, Sudan, Paraguay, Mexico, Brazil, Americas

    This issue of Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives includes interesting descriptions of land tenure and related policies in Uganda, Tunisia, the United Republic of Tanzania and Morocco. Two thought-provoking articles on access to land and other assets focus on policies to reduce poverty and the function of markets in the allocation of production resources. In the first, J. Melmed-Sanjak and S.

  8. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 2011
    Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Lesotho, Botswana

    This case study draws on a regional study of urban land markets in southern Africa. The research was undertaken by Resetselemang Leduka of the National University of Lesotho, and commissioned by Urban LandMark and UN-HABITAT. 

  9. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 2011
    Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia

    This case study draws on an analysis of urban land markets in the East African region. The research was undertaken by Paul Syagga, School of the Built Environment, University of Nairobi, and commissioned by Urban LandMark. Some learning and reflection activities based on the case study are provided. The next part of the document presents examples of how people access, trade and hold land in various East African cities. The final component of this document includes a summary of the key issues covered in the case study and recommendations arising from it.

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