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  1. Library Resource
    April, 2012
    Albania

    Albania's radical farmland
    distribution is credited with averting an economic crisis
    and social unrest during the transition. But many believe it
    led to a holding structure too fragmented to be efficient,
    and that public efforts to consolidate plots are needed to
    lay the foundation for greater rural productivity. This
    paper uses farm-level data from the 2005 Albania Living
    Standards Measurement Survey to explore this quantitatively.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2007
    Afghanistan

    The purpose of this report is to review
    and assess Afghanistan's legal framework regulating
    social safeguards (national and local laws, regulations,
    procedures and policies) with special reference to the law
    and practice of compulsory land acquisition, or
    expropriation. The overall objective of the report is to
    consider how Afghanistan's legal framework would
    address social safeguard issues in upcoming World Bank

  3. Library Resource
    August, 2012
    Timor-Leste

    As in other societies in Southeast Asia
    and the Pacific, customary social organization features
    strongly in rural Timor-Leste. As well as providing avenues
    for conflict resolution, the influence of customary systems
    extends to land tenure. As the state, development partners,
    private investors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs),
    and others seek to promote rural development in Timor-Leste,
    they will be forced to engage in some way with customary

  4. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    Land markets that allow access to
    land-and to buildings-through secure property rights, at
    transparent prices, and with efficient permitting processes
    and land tax systems are essential to a good business
    environment. Creating such markets, however, can be a long,
    complex, politically charged process, especially where most
    land is untitled and where there are conflicting claims. But
    experience points to practical interim or step solutions

  5. Library Resource
    December, 2012
    Vanuatu

    The regionally unique constitution of
    the Republic of Vanuatu provides that-all land in Vanuatu
    belongs to custom owners and their descendants and that
    the-rule of custom shall form the basis of ownership and use
    of land. Implementing this principle, however, after decades
    of land alienation by foreigners using alien laws has proven
    to be challenging. Concerns over actual and perceived
    problems of land alienation through leasing in Vanuatu

  6. Library Resource
    December, 2014

    Evidence is mounting that secure
    property rights have positive effects for poor people in
    general and women in particular. The aim of this report is
    to review what is known about women s access to and control
    over land and real property in urban settings, identifying
    approaches to strengthening property rights that enhance
    women s agency, and sharing key lessons. Section two
    synthesizes the evidence on urban women s priorities with

  7. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Land reform can broadly be divided into
    land tenure reform-the establishment of secure and
    formalized property rights in land-and land
    redistribution-the transfer of land from large to small
    farmers. The paper is therefore divided into two chapters.
    The first chapter gives a short narrative of some of the key
    land tenure and land policy issues. While these issues
    remain politically sensitive, there is a solid consensus

  8. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Ethiopia

    Although many African countries have
    recently adopted highly innovative and pro-poor land laws,
    lack of implementation thwarts their potentially
    far-reaching impact on productivity, poverty reduction, and
    governance. The authors use a representative household
    survey from Ethiopia where, over a short period,
    certificates to more than 20 million plots were issued to
    describe the certification process, explore its incidence

  9. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Thailand

    In the 1980s the Thai government tried to legalize squatters by issuing special titles that restricted the sale and rental of the land. Using data from 2,874 farming households collected in 1997, the author finds that in places where these government titles where issued, leased plots are more likely to be titled than those that are self-cultivated. For these areas, he uses a model to estimate a 6 percent risk premium in the rental rate for untitled plots.

  10. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    This paper analyzes land transactions
    between municipalities and private businesses based on
    official data and business surveys in 15 regions of the
    Russian Federation. Since the Russian Federation passed the
    new Land Code in 2001, land privatization has been
    officially encouraged by the federal government and in
    particular, land under previously privatized buildings was
    supposed to be privatized to the owner at a nominal price.

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