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  1. Library Resource
    July, 2013

    Unequal land distribution and the
    negative social and economic implications resulting from
    such polarization in Colombia have long been of concern to
    policymakers. A 1950 World Bank mission identified unequal
    land distribution as a key impediment to economic and social
    development in the country. Since then, a wide range of
    policies has been adopted to deal with this issue and its
    consequences. Numerous studies show that the success of

  2. Library Resource
    February, 2013
    Guinea, Guinea-Bissau

    The present study reports on the
    Government of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau's efforts
    to develop a comprehensive strategy for enhancing land
    rights security and achieving social and economic
    development objectives. This report is divided into two main
    parts. The first part summarizes the current state of
    development of the government s land policy, as well as the
    legal and traditional framework existing for land tenure

  3. Library Resource
    March, 2013

    This report presents the partial results
    related to land use, land-use change and the forestry sector
    from a larger multisectoral low-carbon study for Brazil.
    Since the 1992 Kyoto Accord, Brazil has been committed to
    reducing its carbon emissions. The overall aim of this study
    was to support Brazil's efforts to identify
    opportunities to reduce its emissions in ways that foster
    economic development. The primary objective was to provide

  4. Library Resource
    September, 2013

    Based on a large survey to compare the
    effectiveness of land markets and land reform in Colombia,
    the authors find that rental and sales markets were more
    effective in transferring land to poor but productive
    producers than was administrative land reform. The fact that
    land transactions were all of a short-term nature and that
    little land was transferred from very large to small land
    owners or the landless suggests that there may be scope for

  5. Library Resource
    March, 2013

    Afghanistan is one of the poorest and
    longest suffering countries among members of the World Bank,
    and has been ravaged by chronic conflict and political
    instability. Afghanistan's infrastructure has been
    destroyed or degraded; its human resource base severely
    depleted; and its social capital eroded. Despite existing
    public administration structures, the majority of state
    institutions are only beginning to function effectively, and

  6. Library Resource
    June, 2013

    This is covers land administration and
    reform in Sub-Saharan Africa, and is highly relevant to all
    developing countries around the world. It provides simple
    practical steps to turn the hugely controversial subject of
    "land grabs" into a development opportunity by
    improving land governance to reduce the risks of
    dispossessing poor landholders while ensuring mutually
    beneficial investors' deals. This book shows how Sub

  7. Library Resource
    October, 2013

    Risk-sensitive land use planning is
    vital for sustainable economic development and effective
    Disaster Risk Management (DRM). Urban development programs
    should adopt risk-sensitive land use planning to encourage
    resilient development guiding the growth of people, assets
    and services within and away from hazardous zones. Many East
    Asia and the Pacific (EAP) countries have national land use
    policy and local plans which incorporate risk assessments;

  8. Library Resource
    September, 2013

    The authors use data from Nicaragua to
    examine the impact of the award of registered and
    nonregistered title on land values and on investments
    attached to land. They find that receipt of registered title
    increases land values by 30 percent and greatly increases
    the propensity to invest, bringing investment closer to the
    optimum. Consistent with descriptive statistics indicating
    great demand for regularization of land rights, especially

  9. Library Resource
    September, 2013

    The authors review the role of land
    policies in the evolving farm structure of transition
    countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the
    Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). They show how
    different policies for land property rights, degrees of
    control of land rental and sale markets, and procedures for
    restructuring former collective or state farms resulted in
    significantly different farm structures in CEE countries

  10. Library Resource
    June, 2013

    While there is a large, though
    inconclusive, literature on the impact of land titles in
    Africa, little attention has been devoted to the study of
    land conflict, despite evidence on increasing incidence of
    such conflicts. The authors use data from Uganda to explore
    who is affected by land conflicts, whether recent legal
    changes have helped to reduce their incidence, and to assess
    their impact on productivity. Results indicate that

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