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. The Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor (CLEP) is the first global anti-poverty initiative focusing on the link between exclusion, poverty and law, looking for practical solutions to the challenges of poverty.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Rwanda, Switzerland, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Norway, Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Germany, Eswatini, United Kingdom, Canada, Malawi, France, Cameroon, Mozambique, Philippines, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Sudan, Norway, Africa
This manual therefore aims to explore the linkages between agrobiodiversity, gender and local knowledge, and to show the relevance of doing so, within the context of research and development. This manual will not equip you with the skills needed to conduct participatory or action research at the field level, or provide guidance for research tools and methods. However, it is meant to complement existing manuals covering tools, methods and approaches, such as the FAO/SEAGA handbook material for socio-economic and gender analysis
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Tanzania, Kenya, Egypt, Sudan, Uganda, Germany, Norway, Africa
This paper identifies the key issues of land tenure security for the rural poor, vulnerable and marginalized in the East African countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The report finds that most of these issues are common across the three countries, both in terms of the challenges that the communities face and imperatives that inform policy interventions and responses.
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, 2006Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, Germany, Ghana, Ethiopia, Niger, Norway, Africa
The study aims to clarify the various issues regarding land security of poor and other marginalized groups in Malian rural areas. It looks into questions relating to how poor and vulnerable groups obtain access to land and natural resources, and what factors cause their exclusion. It analyzes existing methods for formalizing land rights and land transactions and their impacts on the poor. Specific attention is given to the practical organization of the procedures for formalization and recording land rights.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Angola, Kenya, South Africa, Germany, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Norway, Africa
This case study looks at the land tenure in Namibia, where for a century of colonial rule indigenous Namibians were dispossessed from rights to both land and resources – by German and then white South African settlers establishing commercial farms and related businesses. Access to freehold tenure was reserved for white settlers and tenure security for indigenous Namibians largely disappeared. In non-white areas, rights were provided under indigenous tenure systems whose legal status was somewhat murky. Urban tenure was denied as blacks were not allowed ownership of residential land.
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