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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Laos

    A landscape simulation was designed and tested in Viengkham, a mountainous district in the north of Lao PDR. This social learning process was introduced by researchers affiliated with national research institutions to improve land use planning practices and increase the ownership of local people in the planning process. Twelve members of the village land management committees participated in the role play called PLUP Fiction, which is part of a stepwise process of participatory land use planning (PLUP).

  2. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    January, 2012
    Global

    The document highlights four areas of the Voluntary Guidelines: human rights approach, diversity of existing land and natural resource tenure systems,  free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) principle of consultation and participation will apply human rights approach, diversity of existing land and natural resource tenure systems, women's land rights and corporate responsibility. These are of greatest interest and relevance to the policy priorities of ActionAid and the International Food Security Network (IFSN).

  3. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2011
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa

    Empirical evidence has shown that farmers can adapt to climate change by using sustainable land and water management (SLWM) practices that provide local mitigation benefits, reducing or offsetting the negative effects of climate change at the level of the plot, farm, or even landscape. However, adaptation to climate change using SLWM practices in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains low. This study was conducted to examine the impact of government policies on adaptation to climate change.

  4. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 2012
    Global, Latin America and the Caribbean

    A pesar del avance en los derechos de las mujeres, los derechos a la tierra y a la seguridad de su tenencia no son disfrutados igualitariamente por mujeres y hombres en muchas partes del mundo. Esto vulnera los derechos humanos internacionales, ejerciendo asimismo un impacto negativo sobre los hogares y la economía. Los temas de género referidos a la tierra son complicados. Involucran territorios sociales y culturales sensibles y desafían estructuras de poder profundamente enraizadas.

  5. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    January, 2012
    Global

    Comment décider si un outil foncier correspond bien aux besoins des femmes comme à ceux des hommes? En dépit des avancées dans le domaine des droits des femmes, ceux qui concernent la terre et la sécurité du régime foncier ne sont pas également répartis entre les deux sexes dans bien des régions du monde. Cela va à l’encontre des droits humains reconnus par les conventions internationales, tout en ayant des effets néfastes sur les ménages et sur l’économie. Lorsqu’elles touchent à la terre, les questions d’égalité des sexes deviennent plus complexes.

  6. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 2012
    Global

    This Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC) matrix has been extracted from the GLTN publication entitled Designing and Evaluating Land Tools with a Gender Perspective: A Training Package for Land Professionals

    Language: English, Spanish, French, Arabic

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2012
    Global

    Everyone has a relationship to land. It is an asset that, with its associated resources, allows its owner access to loans, to build their houses and to set up small businesses in cities. In rural areas, land is essential for livelihoods, subsistence and food security. However, land is a scarce resource governed by a wide range of rights and responsibilities. And not everyone’s right to land is secure. Mounting pressure and competition mean that improving land governance - the rules, processes and organizations through which decisions are made about land - is more urgent than ever.

  8. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    January, 2011
    Global

    This publication, Innovative Land and Property Taxation, is derived from a 2009 Conference in Warsaw, Poland. It presents the ways in which land and property taxation policies, legal frameworks, tools and approaches to sustainable urban development have been experimented with around the World. Its key finding is the prominent role that land-based financing and local authorities play at the core of urban development.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2011
    Global

    This booklet arises from GLTN's work on Islamic dimensions of land which began in 2004 with the commissioning of research leading to Sait and Lim’s “Land, Law and Islam: Property and Human Rights in the Muslim World” (London: Zed Press/UN-Habitat, 2006). Based on this research a training course on "Islamic Land, Principles and Housing Rights in the Muslim World" has been produced in 2010. THi sis the first transaltion in Arabic in 2011

  10. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    January, 2011
    Global

    Land and Property Tax: a Policy Guide is a companion for government officials and land and property professionals seeking to understand how to establish a viable and vibrant land-based taxation system. Using various examples, alternatives and illustrations around the World, the Guide provides a compelling case for generating local revenue through land and its improvements.

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