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  1. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Ethiopia

    Over the coming decades, land policy and
    administration, for urban as well as rural areas, will be
    critical for Ethiopia's development. The vast majority
    of people making up the Federal Democratic Republic of
    Ethiopia's (FDRE) predominantly agricultural economy
    live in rural areas. Finally, land policies and
    administration can contribute significantly to the
    objectives of promoting gender equality and protecting

  2. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Liberia

    To implement the vision of fostering
    economic development, social equity, and a transparent and
    effective government, the Government of Liberia has outlined
    key transitions that need to be accomplished. These include
    the development of infrastructure (roads, electricity),
    schools, job creation and transition from war, civil
    conflict and social polarization to a well functioning
    society in which economic opportunities are fostered and

  3. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Uganda

    This is the second part of land studies
    on Northern Uganda designed to inform the Peace, Recovery
    and Development Plan (PRDP). This second part of the study,
    undertaken during the second half of 2007 in the Lango and
    Acholi regions, builds on the first phase conducted in 2006
    in the Teso region. This second study has been designed to
    present a more quantitative analysis of trends on disputes
    and claims on land before displacement, during displacement

  4. 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

  5. Library Resource

    Working paper

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2012
    Ethiopia

    Although early attempts at land titling
    in Africa were often unsuccessful, the need to secure rights
    in view of increased demand for land, options for
    registration of a continuum of individual or communal rights
    under new laws, and the scope for reducing costs by
    combining information technology with participatory methods
    have led to renewed interest. This paper uses a
    difference-in-difference approach to assess economic impacts

  6. 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

  7. Library Resource
    Stakeholder Assessment of Opportunities and Constraints to Sustainable Land Management in Ethiopia cover image
    Reports & Research
    June, 2012
    Ethiopia

    Stakeholders' perceptions of
    opportunities and constraints to sustainable land management
    in Ethiopia was assessed through interviews and a review of
    secondary data. Stakeholders included farmers as well as
    representatives of development agencies, agricultural
    organizations, donors, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs),
    and agricultural research systems. Stakeholders generally
    perceive that the numerous, well-intentioned but piecemeal

  8. Library Resource
    August, 2012
    Ethiopia

    This report is about implementing
    low-cost rural land certification. Prior to 1975,
    Ethiopia's land tenure system was complex and
    semi-feudal. Tenure was highly insecure, arbitrary evictions
    were common, and many lands underutilized. High inequality
    of land ownership reduced productivity and investment,
    leading to political grievances and eventually the overthrow
    of the imperial regime in 1975. The Marxist government that

  9. Library Resource
    August, 2012
    Nigeria

    When it comes to strategy, the Chinese
    have a saying: 'think big, start small, but move
    fast.' This has been our guiding philosophy for the
    pilot land reforms of the World Bank-Department of
    International Development (DFID) sub national Investment
    Climate Program (ICP) in Nigeria. The challenge was to find
    a 'small' reform entry point from which to
    'move fast' on this sensitive and difficult topic,

  10. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Uganda

    Mixed evidence on the impact of formal title in much of Africa is often used to question the relevance of dealing with land policy issues in this continent. The authors use data from Uganda to assess the impact of a disaggregated set of rights on investment, productivity, and land values, and to test the hypothesis that individuals' lack of knowledge of the new law reduces their tenure security. Results point toward strong and positive effects of greater tenure security and transferability.

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