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  1. Library Resource
    Secure Land Tenure Rights For All

    Successful Approaches and Their Impacts

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2019
    Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda, Namibia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Brazil, Peru, Asia, Cambodia, Laos, Eastern Europe, Global

    The aim of this policy paper is to present successful approaches to secure land tenure rights in rural and urban areas. To support future programmatic decisions by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), this paper focusses especially on impacts and good practices. It discusses examples from the German technical cooperation but also includes good practices and impacts achieved by other development partners.

  2. Library Resource
    January, 1999
    Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean

    Paper uses a new pre-1940 Third World data base documenting real wages and relative factor prices to explore their determinants. There are three possibilities: external price shocks, factor endowment changes, and technological change. As the paper's title suggests, technological change is an unlikely explanation. The paper lays out an explicit econometric agenda for the future, although more casual empiricism suggests that external price shocks were doing most of the work, and declining-transport-cost-induced commodity price convergence in particular.

  3. Library Resource
    January, 1999
    Europe, Western Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern Africa

    Localization—the growing economic and political power of cities, provinces, and other sub-national entities—will be one of the most important new trends in the 21st century. Together with accelerating globalization of the world economy, localization could revolutionize prospects for human development or it could lead to chaos and increased human suffering.Improved communications, transportation and falling trade barriers are not only making the world smaller they are also fueling the desire and providing the means for local communities to shape their own future.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2010
    Africa, Namibia, Burkina Faso, Northern America, Asia, Jordan, Europe, Romania, Netherlands

    FAO and its development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, the private sector, civil society, academia, donors and development specialists on the responsible governance of tenure. By setting out principles and internationally accepted standards for responsible practice and associated technical guidance, the Voluntary Guidelines will provide a framework and point of reference that stakeholders can use when developing their own policies and actions.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2003
    France, Switzerland, United States of America, Fiji, Afghanistan, Samoa, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Australia, Jamaica, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Laos, Japan, Uganda, Italy, Ecuador, Cambodia, India
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    Reports & Research
    December, 2010
    Antigua and Barbuda, France, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Belize, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Venezuela, Guyana, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, Nicaragua, Spain, Grenada, Haiti, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Netherlands, Saint Lucia, India, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Americas

    Document de travail sur les régimes fonciers 17. Cet article identifie et analyse des questions relatives à la gouvernance des terres et apporte des exemples de bonne gouvernance de la sous-région des Caraïbes. Cette étude a été conduite en vue de l’initiative de la FAO sur les Directives Volontaires sur la gouvernance responsable de la tenure des terres et des autres ressources naturelles. Disponible en anglais

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2010
    United States of America, Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Europe, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia

    Land Tenure Working Paper 16 Governance of Land Tenure Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) looks at the land governance situation in the region. It has been prepared to provide a base for discussion for the regional consultation meetings on the FAO Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and other Natural Resources. The objective of the study is to evaluate the current land governance situation in the region and to identify main achievements as well as remaining challenges.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2010
    Americas, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, India, Spain, France, Netherlands

    Land Tenure Working Paper 17. This publication identifies and assesses issues related to land governance and provides examples of good governance in the Caribbean subregion. This working paper was done in light of FAO’s Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and other Natural Resources.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2010
    Switzerland, United States of America, Nepal, Israel, Sweden, Germany, China, Australia, Canada, Samoa, Finland, Ethiopia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, South Africa, Uganda, Spain, Cambodia, Ghana, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America

    Land administration and cadastral systems are playing a crucial global role in safeguarding the security of access to land and natural resources. Information technology systems have become basic elements of these systems everywhere. Introduction of automation to land administration has improved systems’ efficiency, standardisation and accessibility, which in turn have contributed to responsible land governance. Developing country land administrations are, however, often inefficient and poorly structured.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2006
    Burkina 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.

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