In many cities and urban areas in Africa, land acquisition for urban redevelopment, land readjustment, and resettlement of affected urban residents are currently framed as innovative approaches to eradicating informal settlements, improving the living environments, and supporting the implementation of newly adopted city Master Plans. Nevertheless, it is not yet known how the responses of institutions and affected people shape these processes.
Search resultsShowing items 1 through 9 of 26.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJuly, 2020Central African Republic, Rwanda
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationApril, 2019Rwanda
In conflict situations, many people are displaced because of hostility and arms in the area. Displaced people are forced to leave behind their properties, and this in turn interrupts the relationship between people and their land. The emergency period in particular has been identified as a weak point in the humanitarian response to land issues in post-conflict situations.
Library ResourceLegislationSeptember, 2016Rwanda
La présente loi détermine l’organisation, ressort, compétence et fonctionnement du Comité d’Abunzi. Le Comité d’Abunzi est un organe chargé de régler les différends survenus entre les parties sur la base de la tradition rwandaise. Organe de conciliation qui règle les petits conflits de villages, le comité d’Abunzi est compétent pour connaître d’un litige impliquant une propriété foncière située dans des ressorts différents.
Library ResourceVideosJanuary, 2019Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Teaser for ZOA's new land rights guidelines developed with input from many of our peers and partners, based on the work done by many others in the field and supported by the Knowledge Management Fund (KMF).
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesJanuary, 2019Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Secure access to land and secure use of land, for housing-, agricultural- and other purposes is one of the cornerstones of making sustainable, positive development possible. As ZOA provides relief, hope and recovery to people impacted by conflicts and disasters, addressing land rights issues will need to be a permanent point of attention in our work.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2014Rwanda, Africa
Research sought to evaluate the determinants of urban land markets, to analyse trends in urban land markets and values, and to assess impacts of urban land prices and policies. Concludes that if current land policies are not reformed there is a risk of increased negative impacts on the poor and more low-income people will be exposed to displacement to areas away from the urban centres which could cause social instability and an increase of informal settlements in suburbs.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2004Angola, Rwanda, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Africa
Presentation of 5 brief case studies of what Oxfam actually did with regards land in post-conflict situations in Africa, in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Rwanda and Angola, concluding with the common themes, conclusions and lessons that emerged from the case studies. Also includes a critique of the role of USAID.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2006Rwanda, Africa
Research findings include: land rights in marriage and during cohabitation; daughters and inheritance rights; land disputes; land administration and registration; education and monitoring implementation of the Land Law.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2014Global, Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia
In conflict situations, peace settlements and cease-fire agreements may often, end violent conflicts, but do not prevent renewed violence or guarantee a permanent end to conflicts.5 According to the World Bank, chances that renewed conflicts will erupt are high and even higher when control over natural resources is at stake.6 In the past two decades alone, Africa has experienced violent conflicts with successive cease-fire agreements and peaceful settlements, which have often been followed by outbreaks of new conflicts.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2011Rwanda
International Land Coalition (ILC) Report.
Land Library Search
Through our robust search engine, you can search for any item of the over 60,000 highly curated resources in the Land Library.
If you would like to find an overview of what is possible, feel free to peruse the Search Guide.