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  1. Library Resource
    May, 2012

    Ownership and control over assets such
    as land and housing provide direct and indirect benefits to
    individuals and households, including a secure place to
    live, the means of a livelihood, protection during
    emergencies, and collateral for credit that can be used for
    investment or consumption. Unfortunately, few studies -
    either at the micro or macro levels- examine the gender
    dimensions of asset ownership. This paper sets out a

  2. Library Resource
    September, 2013
    Africa

    This paper sheds light on how to harvest
    the "youth dividend" in Sub-Saharan Africa by
    creating jobs in agriculture. The agriculture that attracts
    the youth will have to be profitable, competitive, and
    dynamic. These are the same characteristics needed for
    agriculture to deliver growth, to improve food security, and
    to preserve a fragile natural environment. With higher
    priority accorded to implementation of well-designed public

  3. 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

  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
    February, 2013
    China

    This report evaluates the legal
    framework for rural land rights, the regulations of rural
    housing sites, the effects of land requisition on farmers
    who lose land, and some selected issues affecting urban land
    rights. The focus of this report is how to enhance property
    rights in a number of different contexts. The report makes a
    series of specific policy recommendations for rural
    agricultural land, rural housing land, to protect rights in

  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
    March, 2012
    Africa, Rwanda

    Although increased global demand for
    land has led to renewed interest in African land tenure, few
    models to address these issues quickly and at the required
    scale have been identified or evaluated. The case of
    Rwanda's nation-wide and relatively low-cost land
    tenure regularization program is thus of great interest.
    This paper evaluates the short-term impact (some 2.5 years
    after completion) of the pilots undertaken to fine-tune the

  9. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2012
    Ethiopia

    Although early attempts at land titling
    in Africa were often unsuccessful, the need to secure rights
    in view of increased demand for land, options for
    registration of a continuum of individual or communal rights
    under new laws, and the scope for reducing costs by
    combining information technology with participatory methods
    have led to renewed interest. This paper uses a
    difference-in-difference approach to assess economic impacts

  10. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Ethiopia

    Although many African countries have
    recently adopted highly innovative and pro-poor land laws,
    lack of implementation thwarts their potentially
    far-reaching impact on productivity, poverty reduction, and
    governance. The authors use a representative household
    survey from Ethiopia where, over a short period,
    certificates to more than 20 million plots were issued to
    describe the certification process, explore its incidence

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