Citizenship is an abstract concept and therefore great care must be taken in explaining what it means in practice and what can effectively be done in the context of development interventions and policy. Development projects which enhance the ability of marginalised groups to access and influence decision-making bodies are implicitly if not explicitly working with concepts of citizenship. Citizenship is about concrete institutions, policy and structures and the ways in which people can shape them using ideas of rights and participation.
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Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsPolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2004Slovenia, Liechtenstein, Bangladesh, Slovakia, El Salvador, Croatia, Chile, Zimbabwe, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Australia, Tanzania, Poland, India, Brazil, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, Global, Central America, Eastern Africa, South America, Southern Africa, Eastern Asia, Caribbean, Southern Asia, Central Asia
Library ResourceJanuary, 2008Nepal, Mauritania, Mali, China, Uzbekistan, India, Chad, Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Southern Asia
Across vast areas of the world, human activity has degraded once fertile and productive land. Deforestation, overgrazing, continuous farming and poor irrigation practices have affected almost 2 billion hectares worldwide, threatening the health and livelihoods of over one billion people. In this edition of New Agriculturist, a collection of articles explores some of the approaches and policies that can help to successfully rehabilitate degraded land.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2002Switzerland, Chile, Peru, Australia, Jamaica, Bolivia, China, Iran, Russia, Ethiopia, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Tanzania, Ecuador, Argentina, India, United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil
Statements from FAO's Director-General and the King of Nepal, profiles of mountain issues and activities from countries such as Bolivia, Italy, Kyrgyzstan and Peru, and information on mountain forests, tropical cloud forests and sacred mountains complete Unasylva's foray into the mountains.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2003Mozambique, United States of America, Uganda, Mexico, Bulgaria, Cambodia, India, Russia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Hungary, Brazil, Ghana, Asia, Europe, Africa, Americas
The papers contained in this issue have been selected from those presented at a series of workshops, held in 2002 in Hungary, Uganda, Mexico and Cambodia, that were organized by the World Bank jointly with the Department for International Development (DFID), the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and with FAO, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the African development Bank (AfDB), the European Union (EU), the International Land Coalition, Oxfam, and other bilateral an
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010Bangladesh, Switzerland, United States of America, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Peru, Colombia, Thailand, Mozambique, Japan, Madagascar, Italy, Tanzania, Cambodia, India, Brazil, Asia
A potent argument for bioenergy development lies in the ability of the sector to unlock agricultural potential by bringing in much needed investments to raise agricultural productivity to spur food security and poverty reduction. This document presents the BEFS Analytical Framework (AF) developed to test this argument. Agriculture lies at the heart of the BEFS AF and allows governments to consider viable pro-poor strategies for bioenergy development.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2002Slovenia, France, North Macedonia, Slovakia, United States of America, Sweden, Denmark, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Canada, Republic of Korea, Japan, Hungary, Moldova, Albania, Italy, Poland, India, Czech Republic, Georgia, Armenia, Greece, Eastern Europe, Central Asia
This guide on Rural property tax systems in Central and Eastern Europe has been prepared to support governments in the design and implementation of systems to raise revenues at local levels. An increasing number of countries are introducing policies to decentralize the provision of rural services but very often local levels of government have insufficient funds to carry out these newly decentralized responsibilities. Raising revenues through property taxes on rural land represents one way to improve the capacity of local levels to deliver services.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2014Turkmenistan, Belgium, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Iran, Pakistan, Cyprus, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Australia, Uzbekistan, Romania, Syrian Arab Republic, India, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Hungary, Tajikistan, Asia
The Annual Report of FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme covers programme and projects activities undertaken between January 2013 to December 2013
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Serbia, Afghanistan, Croatia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, North Macedonia, Iran, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Albania, Uzbekistan, Montenegro, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Armenia, Tajikistan, Europe
Meeting Name: European Commission on Agriculture
Meeting symbol/code: ECA 36/10/3
Session: Sess. 36
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2013Afghanistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syrian Arab Republic, Hungary, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, India, Tajikistan, Asia
The Annual Report of FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme covers programme and projects activities undertaken during May 2011 - January 2013.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2011Egypt, Bangladesh, Honduras, Chile, Guatemala, China, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Ghana, Malawi, Pakistan, Colombia, Panama, Nepal, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Albania, Madagascar, Tanzania, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Brazil
This paper explores a 15-country household data base to evaluate the impact of three key assets (land, education and infrastructure) on rural poverty. Using both a descriptive analysis and a quadratic probit model, with the probability of being poor as a function of these three assets, the paper concludes that household access to education and infrastructure are positively associated with higher incomes, while the impact of land holdings varies across countries. Also, this paper shows the importance of the complementarities among assets in their poverty alleviating potential.
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