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  1. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    Land is the integrating component of all
    livelihoods depending on farm, forest, rangeland, or water
    (rivers, lakes, coastal marine) habitats. Due to varying
    political, social, and economic factors, the heavy use of
    natural resources to supply a rapidly growing global
    population and economy has resulted in the unintended
    mismanagement and degradation of land and ecosystems. This
    book provides strategic focus to the implementation of

  2. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    This book examines issues at the
    forefront of the debate on land law reform, pays particular
    attention to how reform options affect the poor and
    disadvantaged, and recommends strategies for alleviating
    poverty more effectively through land law reform. It reviews
    the role of the World Bank in land law reform, examining
    issues of process as well as substance. It also identifies
    key challenges and directions, and stresses the need to

  3. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Liberia

    To implement the vision of fostering
    economic development, social equity, and a transparent and
    effective government, the Government of Liberia has outlined
    key transitions that need to be accomplished. These include
    the development of infrastructure (roads, electricity),
    schools, job creation and transition from war, civil
    conflict and social polarization to a well functioning
    society in which economic opportunities are fostered and

  4. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    Municipal land sales provide one option for financing urban infrastructure investment. In countries where land is owned by the public sector, land is by far the most valuable asset on the municipal balance sheet. Selling land or long-term leasing rights to land use while investing the proceeds in infrastructure facilities can be viewed as a type of portfolio asset adjustment. This paper shows that in China many municipalities have financed more than half of their high rates of infrastructure investment from land sales, for periods of 10 to 15 years.

  5. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Land reform can broadly be divided into
    land tenure reform-the establishment of secure and
    formalized property rights in land-and land
    redistribution-the transfer of land from large to small
    farmers. The paper is therefore divided into two chapters.
    The first chapter gives a short narrative of some of the key
    land tenure and land policy issues. While these issues
    remain politically sensitive, there is a solid consensus

  6. Library Resource

    Working paper

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2012
    Ethiopia

    Although early attempts at land titling
    in Africa were often unsuccessful, the need to secure rights
    in view of increased demand for land, options for
    registration of a continuum of individual or communal rights
    under new laws, and the scope for reducing costs by
    combining information technology with participatory methods
    have led to renewed interest. This paper uses a
    difference-in-difference approach to assess economic impacts

  7. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Ethiopia

    Although many African countries have
    recently adopted highly innovative and pro-poor land laws,
    lack of implementation thwarts their potentially
    far-reaching impact on productivity, poverty reduction, and
    governance. The authors use a representative household
    survey from Ethiopia where, over a short period,
    certificates to more than 20 million plots were issued to
    describe the certification process, explore its incidence

  8. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Vietnam

    The 2003 land law defines that the Land
    Tenure Certificate (LTCs) carries both the wife's and
    husband's names. Theoretically, the requirement of both
    the wife's and husband's names on the LTCs aims at
    enabling the wife to participate more actively in household
    economic production for poverty reduction, and to protect
    the rights of the woman in the event of civil disputes over
    the land that has been provided with a LTCs. A field-based

  9. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Nigeria

    The scope and urgency of the threats to
    Nigeria's rural land are no secret. In 2005, a working
    group dedicated to formulating a national agricultural land
    policy began the process with a comprehensive articulation
    of the challenges facing Nigeria's agricultural land.
    The litany included recognition that: 1) agricultural land
    use in the country has been unsustainable, resulting in no
    fewer than eleven types of extensive land degradation and

  10. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    India

    In India, land continues to be of
    enormous economic, social, and symbolic relevance. The main
    purpose of this report is to review new empirical evidence
    on land administration and land policy, as well as the
    possible interaction between the two, to derive policy
    conclusions. The empirical basis for the discussion of land
    administration is provided by a review of land records,
    survey and settlement, and land registration in 14 states.

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