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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2007
    Ethiopia, Africa

    Although a large theoretical literature discusses the possible inefficiency of sharecropping contracts, the empirical evidence on this phenomenon has been ambiguous at best. Household-level fixed-effect estimates from about 8,500 plots operated by households that own and sharecrop land in the Ethiopian highlands provide support for the hypothesis of Marshallian inefficiency. At the same time, a factor adjustment model suggests that the extent to which rental markets allow households to attain their desired operational holding size is extremely limited.

  2. Library Resource

    Reforming Land Administration and Management for Equitable Growth and Social Cohesion

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    March, 2010
    Madagascar, Africa

    A well-functioning land administration and management system is crucial for Madagascar's economic and social future. Land is implicated in Madagascar's ongoing economic development and social transformation in many important ways, as key a factor in its quest for economic growth, urbanization, transparent decision-making on land-related foreign investments, environment protection, vibrant and sustainable rural communities, political stability, and social cohesion.

  3. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2012
    Uganda, Africa

    Uganda has started its journey into urbanization and economic development. The pace of urbanization is picking up currently at 4.5 percent per year, and likely to accelerate with rising incomes. The economic benefits from urban growth will come from exploiting economies of scale and agglomeration and by increasing fluidity in factor markets that enable substitution between land and non land inputs.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    December, 2011
    Tanzania, Africa

    Tanzania's land, local government and forest laws mean that rural communities have well defined rights to own, manage and benefit from forest and woodland resources within their local areas through the establishment of village forests. This approach, known by practitioners as Community Based Forest Management (CBFM) results in the legal establishment of village land forest reserves, community forest reserves or private forests. By 2008, 1,460 villages on mainland Tanzania1 were involved in establishing or managing village forests covering a total of over 2.345 million hectares.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2017
    Kenya

    Globalisation and urbanisation trends in developing countries present both opportunities for growth and development on one hand while contributing to the complex myriad challenges of managing urbanisation on the other hand. Cities and urban areas play a critical in the development of a country. They provide platforms that incorporate intense combination of economic, cultural and political factors of a country or region. Nairobi city is Kenya’s economic capital and is a major economic hub in Africa.

  6. Library Resource
    August, 2012
    Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    This article addresses the problems of
    governance in municipalities in Africa. The concern has been
    to adapt traditional systems of governance to the needs of
    modern urban management. This article investigates the need
    for a new analysis of the twin problems of urban land and
    urban management in sub-Saharan Africa. This need is based
    on the apparent paradox between the dynamic, city-creating
    activities of civil societies in all of these countries, and

  7. Library Resource
    March, 2013
    Togo

    This review concludes that for
    Togo's urban and peri-urban areas to sustainably grow,
    issues of urban governance and development need to be
    approached in a comprehensive manner, driven by well -guided
    policies developed in partnership with the people to support
    Sub-National Government Authorities and Entities(SGAs) in
    carrying out their functions efficiently. To meet evolving
    challenges of urbanization and decentralization, the

  8. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Tanzania

    Although charcoal is the single most
    important energy source for millions of urban dwellers in
    Tanzania, being used by all tiers of society from laborers
    to politicians, it seems to be politically neglected and
    even unwanted, given that it is not considered as a possible
    mean to achieve long-term sustainable development, for
    example as a low-carbon growth option contributing to energy
    security, sustainable forest management, and poverty

  9. Library Resource
    December, 2012
    Zambia

    Zambia is endowed with an abundance of
    natural resources that include, water, forests and wildlife.
    The country's wildlife resources are managed through
    government-supported National Parks and Game Management
    Areas (GMAs) and private sector game ranches. The main
    objective of this wildlife sector policy review is to
    consolidate the findings collected from an extensive
    bibliography published during the life of the current

  10. Library Resource
    December, 2014
    Somalia

    Development and humanitarian actors
    currently engaged in Somalia face the challenge of
    delivering assistance in such a way that it is supportive of
    peace and state building, addresses the acute vulnerability,
    and dependence of large shares of the population while
    operating in a still insecure and changing environment.
    Forced displacement is a key feature of the current
    political economy context of Somalia. The necessity of

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