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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2003
    India

    The manual systems of maintaining land records in India are as diverse as the country itself. The traditional methods have been changing over the years in each state according to local practices and traditions. The procedure for recording transfer and ownership of lands, shares and inheritance is generally based on a particular Identity number for each plot of land. Revenue assessment and agricultural yield related data are also recorded against that specific identification number.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2003
    India
  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2003
    India, Global, Central Asia, Southern Asia

    One of the greatest barriers to achieving full citizenship rights for women is culture. If development organisations are to help advance women's rights and full citizenship then they must abandon explanations on the basis of ?culture? that ignore gender-based discrimination, and overcome their anxieties about appearing neo-colonial. To do this, effective partnerships between northern-based development institutions and southern-based social movements are necessary since social movements can be a key means of transforming culture.

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    Training Resources & Tools
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2004
    Slovenia, 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

    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.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2003
    Bangladesh, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Namibia, Central Asia, Global, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, Southern Asia

    This publication comes out of the Gender, Citizenship and Governance programme of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Netherlands. The project aimed to develop good practice in changing governance institutions to promote gender equality, enhance citizen participation and build accountability of public administration systems. Action research projects were conducted with 16 women's organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in eight countries in Southern Africa and South Asia (South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh).

  6. Library Resource
    January, 2004
    India, Southern Asia

    The National Agricultural Policy (NAP) document released by the Government of Indian in 2000 aimed to attain an agricultural output growth rate in excess of 4 percent per annum, based on efficient use of resources, and sought to achieve this growth in a sustainable and equitable manner.This paper argues that (by 2004) no serious action had been initiated on most of the NAP’s proposals, and blames this inaction on the lack of a concrete and time bound action plan to complement the policy.

  7. Library Resource
    January, 2004
    Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo, India, Gabon, Thailand, Oceania, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Asia, Eastern Asia

    Over ten million people have been displaced from protected areas by conservation projects. Forced displacement in developing countries is a major obstacle to reducing poverty. It should no longer be considered a mainstream strategy for conservation and only applied in extreme cases following international standards.

  8. Library Resource
    January, 2003
    Kenya, Burkina Faso, Morocco, South Africa, Mali, China, Mauritania, India, Senegal, Sudan, Niger, Oceania, Western Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Northern Africa, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia

    With an estimated 40 percent of people in Africa, South America and Asia living in drylands, land degradation poses a significant threat to food security and survival. This report looks at the relationship between gender and dryland management based on an analysis of field experiences in Africa and Asia. Highlighting the roles of women and men in dryland areas for food security, land conservation/desertification, and the conservation of biodiversity, it makes available key findings on a number of projects and programs in the regions.

  9. Library Resource
    January, 2004
    India, Southern Asia

    The Indian state of West-Bengal saw two major turnarounds in its rural sector in the eighties. The growth rate of rice production jumped from 1.8 per cent during 1960-80 to 4.7 per cent during 1977-94, and rural poverty fell from 73 to 31 per cent between 1973 and 1999, greatly surpassing achievements of other Indian states.This coincided with the 1977 election of a coalition of left-wing parties, led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPM, which held uninterrupted power for the following 26 years.

  10. Library Resource
    January, 2003
    India, Southern Asia

    Legislation was passed in India in 1992 imparting constitutional status on Panchayati Raj (village-level local government) institutions. This study attempts to assess the success and sustainability of such local institutions (particularly Village Forest Committees) in their attempts to rehabilitate common lands in the Aravalli hills in Haryana State, and to enact a transition from an ‘open access’ system to a community controlled regulated access system for governing the use of these lands.

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