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  1. Library Resource
    July, 2015
    Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    While scholars agree on the importance
    of land rental markets for structural transformation in
    rural areas, evidence on the extent and nature of their
    operation, including potential obstacles to their improved
    functioning, remains limited. This study uses
    household-level data from six countries to start filling
    this gap and derive substantive as well as methodological
    lessons. The paper finds that rental markets transfer land

  2. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Lesotho

    Lesotho began a structural economic
    transformation in the early 1990s. The transformation has
    brought higher, more secure incomes to households while the
    government succeeded in dramatically improving access to
    services such as education, health, water, and
    transportation. Yet today, Lesotho faces a number of serious
    development challenges, including a high rate of chronic
    poverty, entrenched income inequality, and most troubling

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 2016
    Tanzania

    The year 2016 marks 15 years since the new wave land reforms became operational in Tanzania. Despite its ambitious goals – encouraging land registration and titling, and empowering women and other vulnerable groups – the results are disillusioning. A brief overview of 15 years of implementation, using the Village Land Act as a case study.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Mozambique

    Esta é a sétima edição da série “Desafios para Moçambique” do IESE, iniciada em 2010, com o objectivo de contribuir para a análise e debate público de desafios económicos, sociais e polí- ticos considerados relevantes. O livro contém 14 artigos, organizados em quatro partes: Política, Economia, Sociedade e Moçambique no Mundo. À semelhança da terceira edição (2012), na preparação da presente edição os coordenadores consideraram pertinente convidar os autores a relacionarem os seus artigos com uma temática principal.

  5. Library Resource
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    Advancing the Land Rights of Pastoralist Women in Northern Tanzania

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2013
    Tanzania

    In northern Tanzania, new grassroots groups called Women’s Rights and Leadership Forums (WRLFs) are mobilizing women and men in pastoralist communities to promote and defend local land rights. This briefing highlights some of the WRLFs’ achievements and strategies; asks how these forums, which appear to be a part of an emerging grassroots social movement for land rights, can be further supported; and explores whether such forums could be replicated elsewhere in the region

  6. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    September, 2007
    Mozambique

    A Estratégia de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional (ESAN II) resulta da evolução da
    ESAN I aprovada pelo Governo de Moçambique em 1998, através da Resolução Interna
    16/98. A ESAN I foi elaborada na sequência da Cimeira Mundial de Alimentação
    (CMA), realizada em Roma em 1996, quando os diversos países se comprometeram a
    reduzir a fome para metade até 2015. Este objectivo coincide com o Objectivo número
    um do Desenvolvimento do Milénio (ODM), aprovado na Cimeira do Milénio, em 2000.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2002
    Mozambique

    Este artigo junta-se aos esforços de muitos outros africanos, entendendo-se por pobreza não só os níveis de rendimento por dia por pessoa, mas também a pobreza como ausência de poder nas relações intra-familiares, entre estas e os demais actores e entre a sociedade no seu todo e os recursos naturais de que se dispõe no Continente Africano.

  8. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    March, 2017
    Eastern Africa, Tanzania, Southern Africa

    In pastoral societies women face many challenges. Some describe these as a ‘double burden’ – that is, as pastoralists and as women. However, pastoral women may obtain a significant degree of protection from customary law even if customary institutions are male-dominated. In periods of change (economic, social, political), this protection may be lost, and without protection from statutory laws, women are in danger of “falling between two stools” (Adoko and Levine 2009).

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2017
    South Africa

    Census surveys of land transactions show that 203,300 hectares of KwaZulu-Natal’s commercial farmland transferred to previously disadvantaged South Africans over the period 1997-2003. This represents 3.8 per cent of the farmland originally available for redistribution in 1994. The annual rate of land redistribution in the province fell from a peak of 1.06 per cent in 2002 to 0.41 per cent

  10. Library Resource
    January, 2008
    Eastern Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Oceania, Southern Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean

    Countries throughout the world are rapidly urbanising, particularly in the developing world, and for the first time in human history, the majority of people today are no longer living in rural areas, but rather in cities. This report examines the worldwide phenomenon of urbanisation from the point of view of women’s housing rights.

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