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  1. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    This book provides an overview of the
    World Bank's Eco2 cities : ecological cities as
    economic cities initiative. The objective of the Eco2 cities
    initiative is to help cities in developing countries achieve
    a greater degree of ecological and economic sustainability.
    The book is divided into three parts. Part one describes the
    Eco2 cities initiative framework. It describes the approach,
    beginning with the background and rationale. Key challenges

  2. Library Resource
    January, 2015

    This paper uses farm panel data from
    China to examine the dynamics of land transactions, machine
    investments, and the demand for machine services. Recently,
    China's agriculture has experienced a large expansion
    of machine rentals and machine services provided by
    specialized agents, which has contributed to mechanization
    of agricultural production. The empirical results show that
    an increase in nonagricultural wage rates leads to expansion

  3. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    Moldova

    The objective of this policy note on
    land is to assist the Government of Moldova in improving the
    effectiveness of land management in agriculture, with a view
    to enhancing the sector's contribution to
    Moldova's economic growth and poverty reduction
    objectives. The note reviews the progress that has been
    made to date on land reform in Moldova, and provides
    rigorous economic analysis of the impacts of the reforms and

  4. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    China

    China has undergone a profound economic and social transformation as it moves from a centrally-planned to a market-oriented economy. Land issues are implicated in this ongoing transformation in numerous important ways - as key factors in China's quest for economic growth, national food security and social stability; as important influences in the rapid growth of China's cities as well as the future of its agriculture; and as central features in local government finance and in the growth and stability of the financial and banking sector.

  5. Library Resource
    March, 2013
    Sri Lanka

    This report analyzes land issues in Sri
    Lanka, which cannot be seen in isolation from the ethnic and
    political conflict and, at the same time, even though land
    conflict is often linked with the ethnic conflict in Sri
    Lanka, a large number of land conflicts in the North and
    East can be resolved prior to a full and national political
    solution to the ethnic situation. This report analyzes
    constraints and opportunities for an effective governance

  6. Library Resource
    March, 2013
    Global

    Land policy, administration and
    management are areas of strong client demand for technical
    advice and operational support. This review sought to help
    the Bank better position itself to present coherent advice
    on policy, institutional arrangements and practice. The
    potential implications are a lowering of reputational risk
    to the Bank; greater efficiency in the process including
    joint data gathering; and building of greater momentum and

  7. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Uganda

    This is the second part of land studies
    on Northern Uganda designed to inform the Peace, Recovery
    and Development Plan (PRDP). This second part of the study,
    undertaken during the second half of 2007 in the Lango and
    Acholi regions, builds on the first phase conducted in 2006
    in the Teso region. This second study has been designed to
    present a more quantitative analysis of trends on disputes
    and claims on land before displacement, during displacement

  8. Library Resource
    February, 2013
    Yemen

    The report, Land Tenure for Social and
    Economic Inclusion in Yemen: Issues and Opportunities was
    completed in December 2009. The report addresses the
    problems of land ownership in Yemen and the various social
    and economic problems associated with the system of land
    ownership. Property rights under Yemeni Law are expressed
    both in custom and statute, but both are informed by shari a
    (Islamic law), which provides the basic property categories

  9. Library Resource
    September, 2013
    India

    In India, land continues to be of
    enormous economic, social, and symbolic relevance. The way
    in which land can be accessed and its ownership documented
    is at the core of the livelihood of the large majority of
    the poor, especially in rural and tribal areas and
    determines the extent to which increasingly scarce natural
    resources are managed. Land policies and administration are
    critical determinants of the transaction cost associated

  10. Library Resource
    January, 2014

    This paper is a post-conference summary
    of the International Conference on Land Policy Reform that
    took place in Jarkarta from July 25-27, 2000. The paper
    concerns best practice in land administration systems. While
    the paper is focussed on world's best practice, it does
    so in the context of developing and emerging industrial
    countries such as Indonesia which have diverse land tenure
    relationships ranging from areas in cities with active land

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