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  1. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Global

    The 2007-2008 upsurge in agricultural
    commodity prices gave rise to widespread concern about
    investors causing a "global land rush". Large land
    deals can provide opportunities for better access to
    capital, transfer of technology, and advances in
    productivity and employment generation. But they carry risks
    of dispossession and loss of livelihoods, corruption,
    deterioration in local food security, environmental damage,

  2. Library Resource
    September, 2015
    Brazil

    This report on the assessment of land
    governance in Brazil summarizes and discusses the results of
    a series of standardized self-assessments of the land
    governance situation in Brazil, conducted entirely by
    Brazilian speakers. Therefore, these findings represent the
    perception of local experts based on their experience of
    news and data available. The main aim of this report are
    federal and state authorities directly involved in land

  3. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Global

    Interest in farmland is rising. And,
    given commodity price volatility, growing human and
    environmental pressures, and worries about food security,
    this interest will increase, especially in the developing
    world. One of the highest development priorities in the
    world must be to improve smallholder agricultural
    productivity, especially in Africa. Smallholder productivity
    is essential for reducing poverty and hunger, and more and

  4. Library Resource
    February, 2013
    Uganda

    A Country Environmental Analysis (CEA)
    is a World Bank analytical tool used to integrate
    environmental issues into development assistance strategies,
    programs, and projects. To that end, the CEA synthesizes
    environmental issues, highlights the environmental and
    economic implications of development policies, and evaluates
    the country's environmental management capacity. It is
    composed of three analytical building blocks: the

  5. Library Resource
    July, 2014

    The World Bank's revised forest
    policy came into being in 2002 and covers all types of
    forests. It has the following key objectives: (i) harnessing
    the potential of forests to reduce poverty in a sustainable
    manner; (ii) integrating forests effectively into
    sustainable development; and (iii) protecting vital local
    and global environmental services and values. The policy
    enables the bank to fully engage in forestry throughout the

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2000
    Madagascar, Africa

    This thirty-page report is the third out of three reports written on forest resources in Madagascar. It is aimed at the collection, analysis of data related to the forest plantations sector in Madagascar. Different from the other two reports, it deals with issues related to village plantations and its uses by local families. The report is composed of six main topics dealing with the methodologies used, the surface of the plantations, total volume of these, the commercial aspects, the duration of rotation and the dynamics of reforestation and exploitation.

  7. Library Resource

    From Crisis to Sustained Growth -- Priorities for Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    June, 2015
    Ivory Coast, Africa

    This systematic country diagnostic is structured in two main parts, one backward looking and the other forward looking. The backward-looking analysis aims to draw lessons on the determinants of poverty and sustainable and inclusive growth from (a) stakeholder consultations; (b) a poverty profile; (c) a jobs profile; and (d) a review of Cote d’Ivoire’s experience, and a comparison with Ghana and Sri Lanka, countries with similarities to Côte d’Ivoire, but with different growth trajectories.

  8. Library Resource

    Systematic Country Diagnostic

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    August, 2015
    Madagascar, Africa

    This document is hence organized not around the three types of challenges, but around five themes of governance, public finance issues, private sector-led economy, poverty and environment, and human capital, all crucial to achieving faster, more inclusive and sustainable growth. Chapter one provides the country context. Chapter two discusses the quality of governance, an overarching issue in Madagascar. It has a direct bearing on the pace, the inclusiveness and sustainability of growth.

  9. Library Resource

    Systematic Country Diagnostic

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    June, 2016
    Mozambique, Africa

    This Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) is designed to assess the key constraints and opportunities facing Mozambique as it strives to sustain robust growth and macroeconomic stability while accelerating poverty reduction and promoting greater economic inclusiveness. The SCD is organized into six chapters. Chapter two describes the evolution of poverty and inequality, explores their regional and demographic dimensions, and identifies strategies for accelerating poverty reduction.

  10. Library Resource

    Priorities for Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    June, 2016
    Cameroon, Africa

    Cameroon is a lower-middle income country with social indicators and levels of poverty which are below those for comparator countries. Large and rising inequalities between north and south, inefficiencies in public resource allocation and an adverse business environment explain this. While insecurity due to Boko Haram activities and rapidly rising public debt constrain efforts at poverty reduction, there exists a huge potential for economic growth and poverty reduction. This potential remains mostly untapped.

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