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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Library Resource

    Summary of Priority Policy Recommendations Drawn form World Bank Studies

    Training Resources & Tools
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2012
    Vietnam, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    Vietnam's rapid and sustained economic growth and poverty reduction in the last two decades benefitted from the policy and legal reforms embodied in the Land Laws of 1987, 1993 and 2003 and subsequent related legal acts. This note outlines reforms related to four main themes. The first relates to the needed reform for agriculture land use to create opportunity to enhance effectiveness of land use as well as to secure farmers' rights in land use. Prolonging the duration of agricultural land tenure would give land users greater incentives to invest and care for the 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
    March, 2012

    The purpose of this Independence
    Evaluation Group (IEG) special study is to illuminate the
    scale and scope of Bank support for municipal development
    and to draw specific lessons from the achievements and
    failures of a sample of individual projects. The study
    focuses on three dimensions of municipal management:
    planning, finance, and service provision that figure
    repeatedly in Bank financed municipal development projects

  6. 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,

  7. 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

  8. Library Resource
    Approaches to Urban Slums : A Multimedia Sourcebook on Adaptive and Proactive Strategies cover image
    Training Resources & Tools
    May, 2012
    Global

    Approaches to urban slums are a
    multimedia sourcebook that comprises 14 self-running
    audiovisual presentations and 18 video interviews. It is
    organized into four broad sections: adaptive approaches,
    proactive approaches, case profiles, and thematic
    interviews. The sourcebook itself, which contains more than
    nine viewing hours of content on CD-ROM, does not exist in
    printed format. This guide provides an overview of the

  9. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    This book suggests how that exploration
    should be undertaken, and how a monitoring system that has a
    solid conceptual basis and is both easy to operate and
    reasonable in cost can then be put into practice. Long the
    ideal of many scholars and observers of urban problems, such
    a system may now be close to realization. In this book,
    examples of Latin American cities are used as case studies.
    As argued in the first chapter, there are good reasons to

  10. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Uganda

    Mixed evidence on the impact of formal title in much of Africa is often used to question the relevance of dealing with land policy issues in this continent. The authors use data from Uganda to assess the impact of a disaggregated set of rights on investment, productivity, and land values, and to test the hypothesis that individuals' lack of knowledge of the new law reduces their tenure security. Results point toward strong and positive effects of greater tenure security and transferability.

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