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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2016
    Western Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Ghana

    Improving women’s access to land is high on the agricultural policy agenda of both governmental and non-governmental agencies. Yet, the determinants and rationale of gendered access to land are not well understood. This paper argues that gender relations are more than the outcomes of negotiations within households. It explains the importance of social norms, perceptions, and formal and informal rules shaping access to land for male and female farmers at four levels: (1) the household/family, (2) the community, (3) the state, and (4) the market. The framework is applied to Ghana.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2016
    Namibia, Ghana, Peru, Kyrgyzstan, China, India

    The aims to understand how formalizing or securing rights to collectively held lands can affect women and men differently and how projects and interventions can best address gender differences. It synthesizes findings from six case studies – from China, Ghana, India, the Kyrgyz Republic, Namibia, and Peru – that assess interventions to strengthen collective tenure and ensure that both women and men benefit from the improved land tenure security.

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    The Cost of Corruption

    Reports & Research
    May, 2016
    Zimbabwe, Ghana
  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2016
    Ghana, Africa

    Using household- and plot-level data from Ghana, analyzes the main factors associated with farmers’ perceived tenure security. Individually, farmers perceive greater tenure security on plots acquired via inheritance than on land allocated by traditional authorities. But collectively, perceived tenure security lessens in communities with more active land markets and economic vibrancy. Migrant households and women in polygamous households feel less secure about their tenure, while farmers with political connections are more confident about their tenure security.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2016
    Ghana, Africa

    Case study identifies good practices and lessons learned about including gender in a project designed to sensitize communities about the importance of securing land rights, build capacity of customary land secretariats, and provide alternative dispute resolution training to traditional authorities in the Northern Region of Ghana.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2016
    Namibia, Ghana, Peru, Kyrgyzstan, China, Global

    GOOD PRACTICES AND LESSONS LEARNED FROM SIX GLOBAL CASE STUDIES

  7. Library Resource
    Videos
    December, 2016
    Western Africa, Ghana

    Pakorpa Susangho’ (Widow’s Cry) is an exploration of how corruption impacts on widows in the Upper East region of Ghana. This participatory video was devised and shot by ten widows from Kulbia, on the outskirts of Bolgatanga, using cutting-edge production techniques and equipment (including iPads as powerful video cameras). The filmmakers, whose ages range from 29 to 60, lack any formal education yet learned to operate the equipment with confidence and skill during a series of participatory video workshops packed with fun games and exercises.

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