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    A World Bank Policy Research Report

    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2003
    Global

    Land policies are of fundamental importance to sustainable growth, good governance, and the well-being of, and the economic opportunities open to, both rural and urban dwellers - particularly the poor. To this end, research on land policy, and analysis of interventions related to the subject, have long been of interest to the Bank's Research Department, and other academic, and civil society institutions.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2009

    This is a resource from the Resource Equity LandWise database of resources.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2008
    Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Azerbaijan

    Ratings for the Farm Privatization Project for Azerbaijan are as follows: outcome was satisfactory; risk to the development outcome was moderate; Bank performance was satisfactory; and Borrower performance was highly satisfactory. Ratings for the Agricultural Development and Credit Project for Azerbaijan are as follows: outcome was satisfactory; risk to the development outcome was significant; Bank performance was satisfactory; and Borrower performance was also satisfactory.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2006
    Central Asia, Eastern Europe

    Over the last 14 years, substantial progress has been made in carrying forward the civil law reforms and the programs of ownership transfer in Albania. Almost all families and some juridical persons have received documentation giving ownership rights in land and housing units, and most families and enterprises now occupy and use their land premises. Major problems remain. First, there are unresolved conflicting claims to land and properties made by former owners (pre-1945) and current occupants in some villages and urban neighborhoods.

  5. Library Resource
    Transforming cities with transit cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2012
    Global

    'Transforming Cities with Transit' explores the complex process of transit and land-use integration in rapidly growing cities in developing countries. As one of the most promising strategies for advancing environmental sustainability, economic competitiveness, and socially inclusive development in fast-growing cities, transit and land-use integration is increasingly being embraced by policy-makers at all levels of government. This book focuses on identifying barriers to and opportunities for effective coordination of transport infrastructure and urban development.

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    A policy report by the World Bank’s Gender Innovation Lab and The ONE Campaign

    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2014
    Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Niger

    This is a resource from the Resource Equity LandWise database of resources.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2014
    Global

    Enhanced transparency, accountability, and government or donor responsiveness to people needs are imperative to achieve better and more sustainable development results on the ground. The rapid spread of new technologies is transforming the daily lives of millions of poor people around the world and has the potential to be a real game changer for development.

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 1999
    Global

    The note focuses on the global effects of land degradation, but emphasizes other important levels of land degradation: at the field level, it may result in reduced productivity; at the national level, it may cause flooding, and sedimentation; and, at the global level, it can contribute to climate changes, damaging bio-diversity, and international waters. The effects on climate changes are explored, and the report questions the extent to which land degradation on agricultural land, affects climate change. Does it increase emissions of greenhouse gases?

  9. Library Resource
    Monitoring land quality : assuring more   sustainable agricultural production systems cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 1998
    Global

    Identification of Land Quality Indicators (LQIs) is a key requirement of sustainable land management. They are required to assess, monitor, and evaluate changes in the quality of land resources and environmental impacts. The Land Quality Indicator (LQI) program monitors the environment and the sector performance of managed ecosystems. The program is being developed on a national and regional scale, but it is also part of a larger global effort to improve natural resource management. The LQI program recommends addressing issues of land management by agroecological zones.

  10. Library Resource
    August, 2015
    Zimbabwe

    This paper reviews the performance of
    the parastatal sector, with a specific focus on four main
    parastatals: the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority
    (ZESA); the Zimbabwe Water Authority (ZINWA); the National
    Oil Company of Zimbabwe (NOCZIM); and the Grain Marketing
    Board (GMB). These parastatals are selected on the basis of
    their quasi-fiscal dependency and strategic importance to
    the economy. The specific objective of this paper is to

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