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
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Library ResourceJuly, 2015Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
While scholars agree on the importance
Library ResourceMarch, 2012Lesotho
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
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2016Tanzania
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.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Mozambique
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.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2013Tanzania
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
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesSeptember, 2007Mozambique
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.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2002Mozambique
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.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsMarch, 2017Eastern 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).
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2017South 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
Library ResourceJanuary, 2008Eastern 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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