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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2015
    Rwanda, Uganda, Botswana, Senegal, Zambia, Tanzania

    Rwanda has nearly 280,000 hectares of wetlands, almost 11% of the country’s total
    area.1 These wetlands provide critical habitats for wildlife and biodiversity, maintain
    important hydrologic processes that help to clean and protect ground and surface
    water, support a variety of local livelihoods and largely define Rwanda’s idyllic
    undulating topography.
    2 Despite their ecological and economic importance, Rwanda’s
    wetlands are being degraded and lost faster than any other ecosystem, with

  2. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    March, 2014
    Rwanda

    The aim of this policy brief is to describe current and historical conflicts over rights to land and natural resources within and surrounding protected areas in Rwanda. We examine the roots of contested claims between citizens and the State and offer some potential avenues for resolving these conflicts in ways that consider both the priorities of the Government of Rwanda and the rights of local communities that depend on protected area resources.

  3. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2015
    Rwanda

    Across equatorial and east Africa, climate change is affecting the frequency, intensity
    and variability of regional climate patterns.1 Changes in rainfall patterns, temperatures
    and storm intensity are having significant effects on national economies, regional
    infrastructure, land use and local livelihoods. These changes are forcing national and
    local governments to adjust and adapt how they plan, prepare and implement day to
    day operations today and larger visions for the future. The ability of governmental

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 1981
    Rwanda

    In a country with the highest population density of all Africa, and 95% of this population dependent on land, the question of land tenure is inevitably a vital issue. In Rwanda it is becoming even more crucial as marginal lands are cultivated, and competition for land, and thus a livelihood, increases. The currently prevailing land tenure systems in Rwanda vary from one area of the country to another, reflecting both differences in traditional customary laws, and the adoption, at varying degrees in different regions, of written law in place of customary law.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2015
    Rwanda

    This report presents the results of a small scale household survey that was conducted in May
    2015 to assess the extent to which rural Rwandan citizens are vulnerable or resilient to
    environmental, market and land tenure risks and the level they understand the laws and rights
    related to land. The report also compares the results of the survey with those from the baseline
    survey conducted in May 2014, and seeks to inform the LAND Project of its progress in
    achieving objectives entailed in the project’s results framework, namely:

  6. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 1996
    Rwanda

    This paper reports the findings of an in-depth case study of a highly densely populated area in the Northwest of Rwanda
    which has been conducted during the period 1988-1993. It
    demonstrates that acute competition for land in a context
    characterized by too slow expansion of non-agricultural income
    opportunities has resulted in increasingly unequal land distribution
    and rapid processes of land dispossession through both operation
    of the (illegal) land market and evolution of indigenous tenure

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Rwanda

    This policy research brief on land tenure reform and government revenue aims primarily to examine the effects of land tenure reforms on land-based revenue and to provide policy recommendations that would build on existing efforts developed to ease the process of paying and collecting various land revenue. The research topic was suggested by land sector stakeholders among other topics during the LAND Project’s Year 3 Work Planning Meeting, and was endorsed by the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority and LAND Project as an important research area.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2015
    Rwanda

    Over the last decade, the Government of Rwanda (GoR) has engaged in reforming the land sector through formulation and enactment of an enabling legal framework, establishment of land administration institutions, and land tenure regularization. In 2008, the GoR initiated the Land Tenure Regularization Program (LTRP) with two main objectives: (1) to ensure secure forms of land tenure for citizens and (2) to ensure efficient management and administration of land.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2010
    Rwanda

    A survey of some 3,500 households in and adjacent to land tenure regularization (LTR) pilot cells was undertaken some 2.5 years after completion of the LTR pilot. The results of the survey provide evidence on the fairness and gender inclusiveness of the regularization process, households’ knowledge of the law, and initial investment impacts. A large majority of those asked perceived the process as very fair and transparent. It was, however, more thorough and inclusive in rural than in urban areas, where more than 11 percent of certificates could not be issued because of a pending conflict.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2015
    Rwanda

    This research, entitled "The Impact of Gendered Legal Rights to Land on the Prevalence and Nature of Intra- and Inter-Household Disputes" set out to interrogate the changing landscape of gendered land rights in Rwanda, and to examine the impact of the statutory changes introduced by laws governing land, inheritance, succession and matrimonial property passed between 1999 and 2013.

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