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  1. Library Resource
    January, 2013
    Sub-Saharan Africa

    Based on worldwide experience and encouraging evidence from country pilots in African countries such as Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania,and Uganda, this new report suggests a series of ten steps that may help to revolutionise agricultural production and eradicate poverty in Africa. These steps include improving tenure security over individual and communal lands, increasing land access and tenure for poor and vulnerable families, resolving land disputes, managing better public land, and increasing efficiency and transparency in land administration services. 

  2. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2012
    Uganda, Africa

    Uganda has started its journey into urbanization and economic development. The pace of urbanization is picking up currently at 4.5 percent per year, and likely to accelerate with rising incomes. The economic benefits from urban growth will come from exploiting economies of scale and agglomeration and by increasing fluidity in factor markets that enable substitution between land and non land inputs.

  3. Library Resource

    A Critical Review

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2012
    South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa

    This paper provides an overview of land reform in South Africa from 1994 to 2011, with the focus on the land redistribution. The government policies and associated implementation since 1994 have not generated expected social and economic results for a number of reasons. Even where land has been transferred, it appears to have had minimal impact on the livelihoods of beneficiaries, largely because of inappropriate project design, a lack of necessary support services and shortages of working capital, leading to widespread underutilization of land.

  4. Library Resource
    August, 2012
    Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    This article addresses the problems of
    governance in municipalities in Africa. The concern has been
    to adapt traditional systems of governance to the needs of
    modern urban management. This article investigates the need
    for a new analysis of the twin problems of urban land and
    urban management in sub-Saharan Africa. This need is based
    on the apparent paradox between the dynamic, city-creating
    activities of civil societies in all of these countries, and

  5. Library Resource
    August, 2012
    Tanzania

    During the 1970s and 1980s in Tanzania,
    there was a widespread perception, though a somewhat narrow,
    and inaccurate one, that high and accelerating rates of
    deforestation in some areas, was primarily being driven by
    demand for woodfuel, and construction timber. In order to
    take a more comprehensive, and strategic view of the sector,
    the government launched the Tanzania Forestry Action Plan,
    which covered the period 1990/91-2007/08. The Bank-assisted

  6. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Botswana

    The objective of the Botswana Investment
    Climate Assessment (ICA) is to evaluate the investment
    climate in Botswana in all its operational dimensions and
    promote policies to strengthen the private sector. The
    investment climate is made up of the many location specific
    factors that shape the opportunities and incentives for
    firms to invest productively, create jobs, and expand. These
    factors include macroeconomic and regulatory policies; the

  7. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Uganda

    This study was conducted with the main objective of determining the linkages between poverty and land management in Uganda. The study used the 2002/03 Uganda National Household Survey in eight districts representing six major agro-ecological zones and farming systems. Farmers in these districts deplete an average of 179 kg/ha of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, which is about 1.2 percent of the nutrient stock stored in the topsoil.

  8. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Mozambique

    Municipalities in Mozambique were
    established by law in 1997 and elected in 1998 for the first
    time, only a few years after the peace agreement. Most
    inherited archaic and dysfunctional remnants of colonial and
    central government systems and infrastructure, and as such
    limited progress was achieved in transforming them into
    functioning local governments during the first mandate
    (1998-2002). During the second mandate (2003-2008), however,

  9. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Ethiopia

    This paper provides evidence from one of
    the poorest countries of the world that the property rights
    matter for efficiency, investment, and growth. With all land
    state-owned, the threat of land redistribution never appears
    far off the agenda. Land rental and leasing have been made
    legal, but transfer rights remain restricted and the
    perception of continuing tenure insecurity remains quite
    strong. Using a unique panel data set, this study

  10. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Ghana

    The Ghana Country Environment Analysis
    (CEA) has thus been formulated to assist the Government of
    Ghana and its development partners to: (a) assess the
    country's environmental priorities in key sectors, the
    environmental implications of key economic and sector
    policies, and the country's institutional capacity to
    address them; and (b) find practical management,
    institutional, and policy solutions to handle issues of

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