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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2019
    Kenya

    Women’s rights to land remain a contested issue in Kenya despite the acceptance of the principle of equality of the genders in law. The 2010 Constitution of Kenya clearly provides for the principles of equality and non-discrimination at Article 27. Moreover, in the land policy principles and the national values and principles of governance, gender equality is included. Despite these clear provisions however, gender inequality in land relations persists. The patriarchal social ordering that privileges men in land holding has been a greater barrier to women’s land rights.

  2. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2010
    Uganda, Bolivia, Kenya, Mexico

    Women’s participation in decision making at the user-group level and in forest committees has been demonstrated to have a positive impact on forest sustainability. For example, women’s participation enhances forest regeneration and reduces illegal harvesting through improved monitoring. Their presence in forest user groups increases the groups’ capacity to manage and resolve conflicts, which in turn increases the likelihood that resource users will comply with and respect harvesting and use rules.

  3. Library Resource
    Overhaul of the right to protection from deprivation of property in Uganda cover image

    Analysing the risks for affected communities

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2017
    Uganda

    The exploitation of natural resources plays a critical role in the Uganda government’s plans to develop the country. Extractive industries are up scaling their activity as the sector is gearing up for the exploitation of oil and gaz by 2020. In a country where most people live off the land, the construction of industrial infrastructure carries great risks for the protection of fundamental rights.

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    Experimental Evidence from Urban Tanzania

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2017
    Tanzania, Africa

    This paper investigates the presence of endogenous peer effects in the adoption of formal property rights. Using data from a unique land titling experiment held in an unplanned settlement in Dar es Salaam, the analysis finds a strong, positive impact of neighbor adoption on the household's choice to purchase a land title. The paper also shows that this relationship holds in a separate, identical experiment held a year later in a nearby community, as well as in administrative data for more than 160,000 land parcels in the same city.

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    The Cases of the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2011
    South Sudan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa

    The implementation of effective Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) programmes in countries emerging from violent conflict are essential for building and maintaining peace and security. In many instances the disarmament and demobilisation of former combatants was achieved, but reintegration remained a challenge, due to the long-term focus and the substantial resources that are required for such a process to be successful.

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    Burundi

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2012
    Burundi, Africa

    Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting 10 areas in the life cycle of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency.

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    Initial Reflections on Public Sector Reform to Support the Economic and Social Recovery of Zimbabwe

    Training Resources & Tools
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2012
    Zimbabwe, Africa

    In early 2010, Zimbabwe's Minister of Public Service requested Bank support for a public administration review to provide analytical support and technical assistance to identify the key issues to restore the quality of public administration in Zimbabwe. This policy note presents an initial framing of recent public administration reform experiences and lessons learned in Zimbabwe and set the agenda for future client engagement with a view to present reform options.

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