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  1. Library Resource
    August, 2014

    Land and real estate reforms have not
    been effective at achieving their objectives, in part
    because of how they have been designed and implemented. To
    be successful, reforms must become comprehensive in design,
    argue the authors, although implementation may be phased
    over time and take local conditions into account. Reform
    must include three elements: 1) Institutional reforms that
    better define property rights, reduce information asymmetry,

  2. Library Resource
    April, 2012
    Albania

    Albania's radical farmland
    distribution is credited with averting an economic crisis
    and social unrest during the transition. But many believe it
    led to a holding structure too fragmented to be efficient,
    and that public efforts to consolidate plots are needed to
    lay the foundation for greater rural productivity. This
    paper uses farm-level data from the 2005 Albania Living
    Standards Measurement Survey to explore this quantitatively.

  3. 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

  4. Library Resource
    June, 2013
    Africa

    This is covers land administration and
    reform in Sub-Saharan Africa, and is highly relevant to all
    developing countries around the world. It provides simple
    practical steps to turn the hugely controversial subject of
    "land grabs" into a development opportunity by
    improving land governance to reduce the risks of
    dispossessing poor landholders while ensuring mutually
    beneficial investors' deals. This book shows how Sub

  5. Library Resource
    Stakeholder Assessment of Opportunities and Constraints to Sustainable Land Management in Ethiopia cover image
    Reports & Research
    June, 2012
    Ethiopia

    Stakeholders' perceptions of
    opportunities and constraints to sustainable land management
    in Ethiopia was assessed through interviews and a review of
    secondary data. Stakeholders included farmers as well as
    representatives of development agencies, agricultural
    organizations, donors, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs),
    and agricultural research systems. Stakeholders generally
    perceive that the numerous, well-intentioned but piecemeal

  6. Library Resource
    August, 2013
    Mexico

    This study aims to assess the extent to
    which reforms have actually been implemented, the impact
    they have had on the rural population, and the challenges
    which, as a consequence, need to be addressed by the new
    administration. This report is organized as follows: Section
    1 describes Mexico's rural economy. It reviews the
    broad context of macro, trade, and sector-level reforms, the
    strengths and weaknesses of both the productive and

  7. Library Resource
    August, 2012
    Brazil

    The Land-Based Poverty Alleviation
    Project of Brazil is addressing one of the major factors
    underlying poverty in the countryside: inadequate access to
    land by the rural poor. Preceded by two highly successful
    Bank-financed pilots, the project demonstrates the
    large-scale viability of a community-based approach to land
    reform. In the project beneficiary groups negotiate directly
    with willing sellers for the purchase of suitable

  8. Library Resource
    August, 2012
    Brazil

    Brazil has developed a community-led,
    market-based approach to land reform in which poor rural
    laborers and farmers, either landless or with insufficient
    land for subsistence, form beneficiary associations through
    which to obtain financing to buy agricultural properties,
    for which they negotiate directly with willing sellers. The
    financing package includes complementary funds for
    investments to enhance land productivity (water,

  9. Library Resource
    February, 2014

    Despite strong economic growth,
    investment in basic urban infrastructure -- water supply,
    wastewater removal and treatment, roads, and other
    capital-intensive systems -- has failed to keep pace with
    urban growth, leaving a critical urban infrastructure
    deficit. At the same time, urban lands in these many
    developing countries are among the most expensive in the
    world. Much of this land is owned by public authorities.

  10. Library Resource
    August, 2012
    India

    India's Uttar Pradesh Sodic Lands
    Reclamation Project has two objectives. First, it seeks to
    reverse the decline of productivity through sustainable
    reclamation of sodic lands. Second, it is intended to
    prevent additional increases in sodicity through
    strengthening local institutions and enabling effective
    management of such programs with strong beneficiary
    participation and nongovernmental organization (NGO)

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