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  1. Library Resource
    Bulletin #14 cover

    Securing land rights at scale: eight lessons and guiding principles on land tenure regularisation

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2019
    Africa, Eastern Africa, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania

    This bulletin focuses on land tenure regularisation (LTR), with articles from practitioners to accompany the new LEGEND report Securing land rights at scale: eight lessons and guiding principles on land tenure regularisation.

  2. Library Resource
    LEGEND Bulletin 13 cover.jpg

    Responsible investments: are new initiatives hinting towards a shift in practice?

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2019
    Eastern Africa, Tanzania, Western Africa, Global

    This bulletin highlights initiatives to support socially responsible investment. 

  3. Library Resource
    January, 2005
    Ethiopia, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Assesses the process to establish a system of land registration and improve land tenure security, and its outcomes for poor and marginalised groups in Amhara, Ethiopia .The registration process is found to be generating conflict at the local level, due to illegal land grabbing, encroachments into common lands and land sales.

  4. Library Resource
    January, 2014
    Kenya

    Improved governance of natural resources is crucial for building climate resilient livelihoods and economies in Africa’s drylands. This paper looks at why the authority and capacity of customary natural resource management institutions has been weakened, and how this impacts on resource governance and climate resilience. The case study included looks at a new hybrid form of customary/formal institution that is emerging as a response to the stagnation of development and increasing conflict around resource access.

  5. Library Resource
    January, 2005
    Ethiopia, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Assesses the ongoing land registration process in the Amhara Region and its outcomes for women. The paper finds that while land policy and registration procedures aim to guarantee women’s access to land, practice on the ground suggests more needs to be done to support women’s rights in the implementation process.Land registration, initiated in 2003, stipulates that both spouses should be named on the certificate.

  6. Library Resource
    January, 2005
    Mozambique, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Assesses the process of rural land registration in Mozambique and the outcomes for poor and marginalised groups. The research finds that community land registration, under the 1997 land law, can strengthen community rights to use and benefit from their land in relation to outsider interests in land. However, intra-community and intra-household land rights are not addressed, since it is only community land boundaries which are registered.

  7. Library Resource
    January, 2005
    Ethiopia, Sub-Saharan Africa

    This case study assesses the strengths and weaknesses of a simple, inexpensive, village-based land registration system put in place between 1996 and 1998 in Tigray, Ethiopia.The authors found that the system worked well and fairly - in large part due to it’s simplicity and low cost. Success also depended, however, on effective local governments which were able to prevent inequities from unforeseen shortcomings.

  8. Library Resource
    January, 2005
    Mozambique, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Assesses the process of land registration in peri-urban areas of Mozambique and its outcomes for poor and marginalised groups. The research finds that there is little awareness of land registration processes on the part of low-income groups. The ‘individual’ registration process is slow and bureaucratic with high transaction costs and corrupt practices on the part of state institutions. Unlike the case of rural land, specific regulations governing the use of urban land are not yet in place.

  9. Library Resource
    January, 2005
    Mozambique, Ethiopia, Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa

    This report summarise the research findings of a project to examine the current processes of land rights registration in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Mozambique and assess their outcomes for poor and vulnerable groups. It examines the design and process of registration, the governance of those processes and the equity of the outcomes.This research finds that land registration is not inherently anti-poor in its impacts and that the distributional consequences of land registration depend on the design of the process and on the institutions responsible for its management.

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