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  1. Library Resource
    Restoration of Land Rights of People Affected by Land Appropriations and Tenure Insecurity

    A case study based on five selected locations in Sri Lanka where the land rights of people have been violated due to land grabbing or tenure insecurity

    Reports & Research
    April, 2017
    Sri Lanka

    This study is prepared using the data analysis of a field study conducted in January 2017 in the Districts of Monaragala, Ampara, Trincomalee, Mullaitivu and Jaffna in Sri Lanka focusing on the land rights violations that took place in the recent past due to the appropriation of land from the ordinary citizens by the security forces and individuals backed by powerful people and, the tenure security problems faced by the landless rural communities in Monaragala and Ampara districts and the sugar cane farmers living in the settlements of Pelwatta Sugar Company, which is now owned by the gover

  2. Library Resource
    Land administration in Bangladesh: Problems and analytical approach to solution
    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2017
    Bangladesh

    Rapid population growth combined with fast rate of land transfer and land conversion urges for an effective land administration and management in Bangladesh. But the land administration system in Bangladesh is corrupt, inefficient, and unreliable and inherently contains systematic weaknesses. It proliferates and perpetuates the endemic nature of land disputes. Nearly 80 percent of court cases in the rural areas are estimated to be related to land-conflicts.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    April, 2017
    Ghana

    In Ghana, farmer-herder conflicts have become widespread and increasingly assume a violent dimension. Competition over access to and use of land and water resources is at the center of the conflicts. However, competition does not automatically result in conflicts. The conflicts are driven by triggering activities of both farmers and herders. This study identifies triggers of farmer-herder conflicts in the Upper West Region of Ghana and tests the level of agreement among key stakeholder groups on the triggers of these conflicts.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2017
    Ghana, Sierra Leone

    Since the end of the Cold War, natural resources have assumed an increasingly prominent role in security, conflict, and peace studies. Scholars and development practitioners alike view the development of strong institutions, which aim to domesticate global regulatory regimes that foster neoliberal principles like privatization, transparency, and accountability, as necessary to mitigate natural resource conflict in resource-rich states, as well as enhance opportunities for peace and social justice.

  5. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    March, 2017
    Global

    This note is part of an Action Notes series and provides guidance for governments and companies on how to ensure that agricultural investments respect existing land rights, both formal and informal, and thereby avert land disputes.

  6. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    April, 2017
    Global

    This guide is intended for practitioners who are confronted with land conflicts in the course of their work or are in a position to prevent them and/or include land governance as one pillar in their policies. It aims to broaden the understanding of the complexity of causes that lead to land conflicts in order to provide for better-targeted ways of addressing such conflicts, and provides a number of tools with which to analyse land disputes. In addition, this guidebook discusses a wide variety of options and tools for settling ongoing land conflicts and for preventing new ones.

  7. Library Resource
    Legislation
    March, 2017
    Mali

    La présente ordonnance crée une Direction nationale des Domaines dont la mission est d’élaborer les éléments de la politique nationale relative au domaine et au foncier et d’assurer et d’assurer la coordination et le contrôle de la mise en œuvre de ladite politique.A ce titre, il est chargé de: élaborer et de mettre en œuvre la législation et la réglementation domaniale et foncière; réaliser des études pour l’amélioration des recettes domaniales et foncières; gérer le patrimoine immobilier non bâti de l’Etat; procéder à la location des immeubles non bâtis de l’Etat au profit des tiers; proc

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2017
    Africa, Kenya

    The last decade has witnessed a raft of political and legal reforms in Kenya and the efforts have paid dividends. Kenya is experiencing an unprecedented surge in foreign direct investments in varied infrastructure projects. In most cases the projects are situate in rural areas creating a buzz of excitement and igniting opportunities for poverty reduction initiatives directly or indirectly.

  9. Library Resource
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    Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Rural Transformation

    Reports & Research
    March, 2017
    Africa, Zambia

    Despite extensive research into rural development in sub-Saharan Africa, little is known about structural transformation1 in rural areas on the continent. Zambia was chosen as one of three case study countries2 in order to identify and to analyse rural transformation processes and their main influencing forces aiming at defining strategies and measures to influence such processes towards social inclusiveness and environmental sustainability until 2030.
    Zambia shows a persisting copper-dependent mono-structure with selective transformation processes

  10. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2017
    Kenya

    Globalisation and urbanisation trends in developing countries present both opportunities for growth and development on one hand while contributing to the complex myriad challenges of managing urbanisation on the other hand. Cities and urban areas play a critical in the development of a country. They provide platforms that incorporate intense combination of economic, cultural and political factors of a country or region. Nairobi city is Kenya’s economic capital and is a major economic hub in Africa.

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