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  1. Library Resource
     ‘Shifting ground’: Renegotiating land rights and rural livelihoods in Sarawak, Malaysiaapv_1446 136..147

    Renegotiating land rights and rural livelihoods in Sarawak, Malaysia

    Peer-reviewed publication
    August, 2011

    In this paper, we use an actor-oriented perspective to explore the nature and extent of conflict and negotiation with regard to land use and tenure among the Iban of Sarawak. The Iban are shifting cultivators who have long been involved in smallholder cash crops.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2003

    Land policies are of fundamental importance to sustainable growth, good governance, and the well-being of, and the economic opportunities open to, both rural and urban dwellers - particularly the poor. To this end, research on land policy, and analysis of interventions related to the subject, have long been of interest to the Bank's Research Department, and other academic, and civil society institutions.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2006

    O tema do mercado de terras integra a agenda contemporânea das políticas agrárias, tanto no Brasil como em outros países. No caso brasileiro, decorre da história de ocupação do território e da própria formação social e econômica que produziram um quadro de ilegalidade, de instabilidade jurídica e de fragilidade institucional. A expansão da fronteira agrícola com base no agronegócio patronal, em especial na cultura da soja na região da Amazônia Legal, combinada com as ações de reforma agrária, ampliam a importância deste tema e seus impactos sobre a economia e a sociedade.

  4. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Latin America and the Caribbean

    Despite significant changes in poverty
    overall in Latin America, the proportion of indigenous
    peoples living in poverty did not change much from the early
    1990s to the present. While earlier work focused on human
    development, much less has been done on the distribution and
    returns to income-generating assets and the effect these
    have on income generation strategies. The authors show that
    low income and low assets are mutually reinforcing. For

  5. Library Resource
    February, 2013

    Forest-sector collaborative arrangements
    come in many forms. The local partner may be a community, an
    association, or a set of individual landholders. The outside
    partner may be a private organization or a government. The
    interest of the local partner may be production of income
    from the forest, security of access to land, increased labor
    or small business opportunities, protection of traditionally
    valued resources, or other values. The interest of the

  6. Library Resource
    January, 2014

    To ensure sustainable and optimal use of
    its common property natural resources, Mexico will need to
    strengthen its focus on enhancing stewardship in three key
    sectors-forests, water, and energy resources. The key
    objectives include the following: 1) identifying options
    that would contribute to Mexico's climate agenda and
    build social resilience through forest management; 2)
    ensuring economically efficient and environmentally and

  7. Library Resource
    December, 2014

    The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
    (MEA), The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity study
    (TEEB) and the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity
    and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) provide a comprehensive and
    useful framework to understand human dependence on ecosystem
    services and how best to protect these services in
    perpetuity. In these three authoritative studies, payment
    for ecosystem services (PES) is listed as one of the

  8. Library Resource
    July, 2013

    This report centers on the problems
    stemming from land issues in Nicaragua. The report's
    main recommendations deal with four priority actions:
    institutional reform; adjustments to the legal framework;
    systematic regularization of land rights; and, firmly
    addressing previous land invasions, and preventing future
    invasions. The issue of land distribution, and ownership is
    especially critical in Nicaragua; indeed, the country

  9. Library Resource
    May, 2012

    This sourcebook is intended to be a
    ready reference for practitioners (including World Bank
    stakeholders, clients in borrowing countries, and World Bank
    project leaders) seeking state-of-the-art information about
    good land management approaches, innovations for
    investments, and close monitoring for potential scaling up.
    This sourcebook is divided into three parts: the first part
    identifies the need and scope for sustainable land

  10. Library Resource
    Conflicts over land
    Reports & Research
    January, 2014

    This briefing paper makes the case for proactive business engagement in respecting land rights and ensuring legal, fair and inclusive practices on land use, access to natural resources and equitable development opportunities. It outlines key challenges, provides an overview of existing instruments that can help companies address issues related to land, and points to practical entry points for improved business practices.

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