The aim of this policy paper is to present successful approaches to secure land tenure rights in rural and urban areas. To support future programmatic decisions by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), this paper focusses especially on impacts and good practices. It discusses examples from the German technical cooperation but also includes good practices and impacts achieved by other development partners.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJuly, 2019Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda, Namibia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Brazil, Peru, Asia, Cambodia, Laos, Eastern Europe, Global
Library ResourceRegulationsApril, 2002Namibia
These Regulations, made under section 5 of the Land Survey Act, provide rules concerning the control on the practice of land survey and relative recording in Namibia. The Surveyor-General may, at any time in the field, check the accuracy of any survey conducted by a land surveyor under the Act. A general plan shall be prepared when it is required to be produced under any law or when it is required by the Surveyor-General.
Implements: Land Survey Act, 1993 (No. 33 of 1993). (1993-12-06)
Library ResourceRegulationsMay, 2017South Africa
These Regulations amend the Regulations made under the Sectional Titles Act, 1986 with respect to various matters, with various references to the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, 2011. Matters concern mainly documentation and certification. Regulation 30 on management rules as contemplated in section 35 (2) (a) of the Sectional Titles Act, 1986 and regulation 39 on arbitration are repealed.
Amends: Regulations made under the Sectional Titles Act, 1986. (1988-04-08)
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2019Eswatini
Crowd sourced information submitted anonymously from the students of the class of 2017-2020 of the European Law School Programme from Maastricht University Faculty of Law.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2000Tanzania, Mozambique, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Uganda, Niger, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe
Series of papers on land tenure issues including: Piloting local administration of records in Ekuthuleni, KwaZulu-Natal, by Donna Hornby (AFRA, South Africa)Ivory Coast’s Plan Foncier Rural: lessons from a pilot project to register customary rights, by Camilla Toulmin (IIED) Customary land identification and recording in Mozambique, by Chris Tanner Supporting local rights: will the centre let go?
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Jordan, Burkina Faso, Namibia, Netherlands, Romania, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America
FAO and its development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, the private sector, civil society, academia, donors and development specialists on the responsible governance of tenure. By setting out principles and internationally accepted standards for responsible practice and associated technical guidance, the Voluntary Guidelines will provide a framework and point of reference that stakeholders can use when developing their own policies and actions.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010Switzerland, United States of America, Nepal, Israel, Sweden, Germany, China, Australia, Canada, Samoa, Finland, Ethiopia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, South Africa, Uganda, Spain, Cambodia, Ghana, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America
Land administration and cadastral systems are playing a crucial global role in safeguarding the security of access to land and natural resources. Information technology systems have become basic elements of these systems everywhere. Introduction of automation to land administration has improved systems’ efficiency, standardisation and accessibility, which in turn have contributed to responsible land governance. Developing country land administrations are, however, often inefficient and poorly structured.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Australia, Ghana, Malawi, Niger, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Somalia, Uruguay, Tanzania, Senegal, Sudan, Cameroon, Norway, Kenya, Africa
Most of the world’s poor work in the “informal economy” – outside of recognized and enforceable rules. Thus, even though most have assets of some kind, they have no way to document their possessions because they lack formal access to legally recognized tools such as deeds, contracts and permits.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Rwanda, Burundi, Samoa, Germany, Namibia, United Kingdom, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Panama, Kenya, Jordan, Liberia, Libya, Uganda, Somalia, Tanzania, Sudan, Romania, Brazil, Africa
The Eastern and Anglophone Western Africa Regional Assessment meeting was organized by a task force consisting of FAO, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Land Policy Initiative, the United Nations World Food Programme, United Nations Development Programme, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme officials in Ethiopia.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Angola, Honduras, Zambia, Gambia, Mali, Peru, Namibia, Indonesia, Bolivia, China, Venezuela, Italy, Niger, Central African Republic, Thailand, Liberia, Cameroon, Tanzania, Argentina, India, Sudan, Romania, Brazil
This thematic issue of the Land Tenure Journal brings together theories and practices related to land tenure and climate change both from the mitigation and adaptation perspectives. Articles look at the implications that REDD+ and Payments for Environmental Services pose to land tenure and administration, propose approaches to deal with the new challenges and analyse the adaptation of local tenure systems and livelihoods to climate change.
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