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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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)

  6. Library Resource
    March, 2013
    Global

    Land policy, administration and
    management are areas of strong client demand for technical
    advice and operational support. This review sought to help
    the Bank better position itself to present coherent advice
    on policy, institutional arrangements and practice. The
    potential implications are a lowering of reputational risk
    to the Bank; greater efficiency in the process including
    joint data gathering; and building of greater momentum and

  7. Library Resource
    September, 2014
    Mauritania

    Real gross domestic product (GDP)
    expanded by 6.7 percent in 2013, a modest deceleration from
    the 7 percent recorded in the previous year, but well above
    the average 4.9 percent rate of growth recorded over the
    last ten years. The economy benefited from strong growth in
    the agriculture (rebounding from last year's drought),
    mining and services sectors, which largely offset weaker
    activity in fishing activity. A continuation of these

  8. Library Resource
    November, 2014
    Brazil, Global

    This country program evaluation (CPE)
    evaluates World Bank Group (International Bank for
    Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), or the Bank,
    International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Multilateral
    Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) operations in Brazil from
    FY2004 through FY2011. It seeks to answer two questions: to
    what extent was the Bank Group program relevant to
    Brazil's development needs?, and how effective were

  9. Library Resource
    September, 2013
    Africa

    This paper sheds light on how to harvest
    the "youth dividend" in Sub-Saharan Africa by
    creating jobs in agriculture. The agriculture that attracts
    the youth will have to be profitable, competitive, and
    dynamic. These are the same characteristics needed for
    agriculture to deliver growth, to improve food security, and
    to preserve a fragile natural environment. With higher
    priority accorded to implementation of well-designed public

  10. Library Resource
    April, 2014
    Georgia

    This review analyzes the profile, trends
    and challenges of Georgia's changing urban landscape
    since independence in 1991 and provides policy suggestions
    to facilitate the economic transition of the country through
    its cities. In its analysis and subsequent recommendations
    on policy interventions, this report draws on a program of
    diagnostics called the 'Urbanization Review' (UR).
    The UR diagnostic is based on three main pillars of urban

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