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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2006
    Kenya

    The illegal and irregular allocations of public land as chronicled in the Ndungu Report amount to a rip-off that dwarfs the Goldenberg and Anglo-Leasing scandals. Our analysis in this first issue in the series covers Karura, Ngong Road and Kiptagich forests and suggests a loss of public resources in excess of Ksh.18.4 billion. The Ndungu Report covers ten other forests as well as other public land, ranging from road reserves to cemeteries to public toilets and even State House land. As we cover these in future issues of the series, the cumulative loss will certainly be astounding.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006
    Africa

    Presumption of a direct causal link between formalisation of property rights
    and economic productivity is back on the international development agenda.
    Belief in such a direct causal relationship had been abandoned in the early
    1990s, following four decades of land tenure reform experiments that failed to
    produce the anticipated efficiency results. The work of Hernando de Soto has
    provided the springboard for this revival. De Soto argues that formal property
    rights hold the key to poverty reduction by unlocking the capital potential of

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006
    Kenya

    Presumption of a direct causal link between formalisation of property rights
    and economic productivity is back on the international development agenda.
    Belief in such a direct causal relationship had been abandoned in the early
    1990s, following four decades of land tenure reform experiments that failed to
    produce the anticipated efficiency results. The work of Hernando de Soto has
    provided the springboard for this revival. De Soto argues that formal property
    rights hold the key to poverty reduction by unlocking the capital potential of

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2006
    Africa

    This paper examines the implications for African economies of the possible outcomes from the ongoing agriculture negotiations in the Doha Round. The paper defines scenarios that capture key elements of the modalities negotiations and undertakes simulations using a global dynamic general equilibrium model to examine the impact of multilateral agricultural trade reforms on African economies.

  5. Library Resource
    National Policies
    January, 2006
    Turkey

    Turkey’s National Action Program on Combating Desertification is a national policy with a cross-sectoral approach.

  6. Library Resource
    National Policies
    June, 2006
    Nigeria

    The overall objective of the present national cross-sectoral Forest Policy is to achieve sustainable forest management that would ensure sustainable increases in the economic, social and environmental benefits from forests and trees for the present and future generation including the poor and the vulnerable groups.

  7. Library Resource
    National Policies
    January, 2006
    Fiji

    The Rural Land Use Policy for Fiji is a national policy with a multi-sectoral approach. The general principle of this Policy is to determine responsibilities of the State, landowners and land users in the fields of sustainable rural development, land management, protection of natural resources, having regard to biophysical, cultural, social and commercial factors.Technical, institutional and legal framework will be strengthened and assessment will be carried out on agricultural land, pastures and forests to ensure efficient land use.

  8. Library Resource
    National Policies
    January, 2006
    Tonga

    Tonga’s biological diversity and natural resources are protected, conserved and enriched and are appreciated and enjoyed by her present and future generations and the rest of the world. The Guiding Principles are: Tonga has full sovereign rights over her biological diversity and natural resources. 2) The Government of Tonga takes the leading role to ensure the protection, conservation and sustainable management of its biodiversity, through effective governance and leadership and in full consultation with all stakeholders.The following 8 Theme Areas are defined: 1) Forest Ecosystems.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006
    Netherlands

    Centrale vraagstelling in dit rapport is: Is landschap zonder landbouw mogelijk en haalbaar. Een concept is ontwikkeld, waarbij de praktijk in Amstelland (Amstelscheg, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel) als voorbeeld diende

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2006
    Netherlands

    Samenvatting van wetenschappelijke kennis over de effecten van klimaatverandering en de mogelijkheden om daar mee om te gaan. Dit rapport helpt om een strategie op te stellen om bij ruimtelijke ordening rekening te houden met de gevolgen van klimaatverandering. Dit onderzoek is mogelijk gemaakt door bijdragen van de BSIK programma’s Klimaat voor Ruimte, Leven met Water en Habiforum

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