This paper examines the various ways in which migrant settlers have gained and maintained access to land in the informal urban settlements of Wewak, the provincial capital of East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG). Urban population growth in PNG and in Pacific Island states more generally is predicted to grow rapidly over the next two decades. Given the limited availability of formal housing for lower income people, it is likely that many will live in informal urban settlements on land owned by customary landowners.
Search resultsShowing items 1 through 9 of 61.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJune, 2012Papua New Guinea
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsAugust, 2019Africa, Uganda
The need to strengthen the capacity of CSOs, DLOs, ICU and partners working on land governance in Teso has become obvious if harmonisation of the customary and formal land management systems is to be realised. This is expected to enable a coordinated and systematic approach with one voice.
Knowledge of policies on land governance not only improves the way issues pertaining to land rights are handled; but also minimises waste of time and money lost on land conflict.
Library ResourceRegulationsJanuary, 1999Tajikistan
Methodology of calculation of damage inflicted to the state by violation of land legislation establishes rules for calculating payments for compensation of losses caused by damage, destruction and contamination by chemicals, including land pollution by unauthorized disposal of industrial, household and other waste, and applies to any land category, regardless of location and ownership.
Library ResourceLegislationNovember, 2004Turkmenistan
This Land Code stipulates that land shall be public property protected by the state and shall be rationally and efficiently managed. It regulates land relations and applies to natural and legal foreign and domestic persons and to foreign states and international organizations.
Library ResourceRegulationsApril, 2016Rwanda
Le présent arrêté fixe la gestion et l’utilisation des terres en Zone Économique Spéciale (SEZ), définies comme Zone géographique délimitée, sécurisée physiquement, administrée par un seul organe et offrant des conditions favorables à l’investissement portant notamment sur la mise en place d’une réglementation économique plus libérale et plus simplifiée permettant aux entreprises de s’y établir et d’y opérer.
Library ResourceLegislationMay, 2006Austria
The present Act introduces some amendments to the Land Transaction Act (LGBl. No. 61/1993).
Library ResourceLegislationJuly, 2014Vietnam
This Law prescribes for the land ownership, powers and responsibilities of the State in representing the entire-people ownership of land and uniformly managing land, the land management and use regimes, and the rights and obligations of land users over the land in the territory of Vietnam. The persons taking responsibility before the State for land use are: 1. The head of an organization, a foreign organization with diplomatic functions, or a foreign invested enterprise, is responsible for the land use by his/her organization. 2.
Library ResourceLegislationJanuary, 2010Austria
The purpose of the present Act is the economic and expedient use of the soil; the protection and care of the environment and, in particular the conservation or reinstatement of the sustainable purity of the air, water and soil, as well as the avoidance of noise; the conservation or reinstatement of a healthy nature, the protection of the indigenous fauna and flora and their natural living spaces, of the cultural heritage and, finally, in particular that of housing and recreational areas.
Library ResourceLegislationOctober, 2014Sri Lanka
The Act, consisting of 25 sections, makes provisions to stipulate restrictions on the alienation of lands in Sri Lanka to foreigners, foreign companies and certain institutions with foreign shareholding; to specify the circumstances where the exemptions are granted; to impose a Land Lease Tax for leasing lands to foreigners, foreign companies and certain institutions with foreign shareholding; for the granting of concessions to certain Development Projects.
Library ResourceRegulationsMay, 2009Laos
This Decree, consisting of 53 articles divided into eight Parts, regulates State Land Lease or Concession. It determines the principles, procedures, and measures regarding granting of state land for lease or concession with the aim to ensure the uniform management and use throughout the country, to boost the development of state land, to turn land into capital, to promote the investment for cash crop production and for services, and to build income for the state budget.
Land Library Search
Through our robust search engine, you can search for any item of the over 61,500 highly curated resources in the Land Library.
If you would like to find an overview of what is possible, feel free to peruse the Search Guide.