lack of transparency in the land and property sector prevents individuals, communities and governments from unlocking the value of the property as an asset, and undermines policies and legal frameworks that aim to provide land tenure security, potentially leading to a misallocation of rights. In fact, land governance is ranked among the sectors in which people are most likely to pay bribes for access to services, according to Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2019Tanzania, Jamaica, Global
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2019Rwanda, Liberia, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, China, Namibia, Botswana, Australia, Jamaica, Ghana, India, Guinea, Colombia, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia
El Estado y el sector privado requieren la valoración de los derechos de tenencia por una amplia gama de motivos, a menudo fundamentando y sentando las bases de las transacciones, la tributación, la compensación y la contabilidad. Si bien el valor y el proceso de valoración tienen repercusiones jurídicas y económicas directas en nuestra vida cotidiana, suelen estar envueltos en misterio y no se los comprende con claridad.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2019Mozambique, Liberia, Botswana, United States of America, Philippines, Poland, Zimbabwe, China, Namibia, Netherlands, Australia, Jamaica, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, India, United Kingdom, Mongolia, Colombia, Papua New Guinea, Ghana
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a series of Technical Guides to elaborate and provide more detailed guidance on thematic areas contained within the Guidelines. As part of this series, this Technical Guide covers the issues associated with the identification and valuation of tenure rights for different purposes, and provides guidance on how to ensure that valuations are undertaken in a fair, reliable and transparent manner that comply with internati onal norms.
Library ResourceLegislationFebruary, 2016Jamaica
This Act provides with respect to local government in Jamaica.
Library ResourceRegulationsJanuary, 2017Jamaica
This Order, made under section 5 of the Town and Country Planning Act, provides for a wide variety of matters regarding the administration and development of the Saint Mary Parish Development Area as described in the First Schedule.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 2017Jamaica
The Vision of the Forest Policy is that: by 2062, Jamaica’s forests and its biodiversity are sufficiently restored and sustainably managed, so once again the island can adequately be described as “the land of wood and water”, capable of meeting the social, economic and ecological needs of current and future generations.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 1999Jamaica
The Jamaica National Environmental Action Plan (JANEAP) is a national Plan with a multi-sectoral approach. The duration of the Plan is 3 years between 1999 and 2002. The main objective of the Plan is to ensure good environmental planning and management to contribute to the sustainable development.Regarding the biological resources, forestry, watershed management, protected areas and oceans the Plan provides for different actions to be taken. A Fisheries Management Plan and an Ocean and Coastal Zone Policy will be prepared and implemented.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 1997Jamaica
The National Land Policy was adopted by Jamaica in 1997 as a national policy for the land sector. It establishes the framework needed for Jamaica to become more progressive, transparent and modern in its approaches to land and geographic information management systems, land administration and utilization, land resources and environmental management, and land development planning. The goals and objectives of this Policy are to ensure the sustainable, productive and equitable development, use and management of the country’s natural resources.
Library ResourceRegulationsMay, 2017Jamaica
This Order, made under section 5 of the Town and Country Planning Act, provides for a wide variety of matters regarding the administration and development of the areas of the Parishes of Kingston and Saint Andrew and the Pedro Cays as described in the First Schedule.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesJuly, 2017Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru
Infográfico Habitat LABs Suelo Urbano Una estratégia para el desarrollo de capacidades e incidencia en políticas públicas.
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