Fiscal instruments are tools that governments use to manage revenue and expenditure and therefore influence the growth (or stability) of the various sectors of the economy. Government revenue is derived primarily through taxation. In Kenya, land taxation has contributed less than 1% of government revenue for the past three years. The Sessional Paper No.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2012Kenya
Library ResourceRegulationsApril, 2016Rwanda
Le présent arrêté fixe la gestion et l’utilisation des terres en Zone Économique Spéciale (SEZ), définies comme Zone géographique délimitée, sécurisée physiquement, administrée par un seul organe et offrant des conditions favorables à l’investissement portant notamment sur la mise en place d’une réglementation économique plus libérale et plus simplifiée permettant aux entreprises de s’y établir et d’y opérer.
Library ResourceLegislationJanuary, 1962Ghana
This Act provides that the Concessions Act, 1939, other than section 30, Part 4 and section 40, shall cease to apply to stool lands.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2017Kenya
This paper describes the development of a Land Information Management System (LIMS) for County Governments in Kenya. In the new Constitution 2010, devolution of some national government functions and formation of county governments was provided for. These invoked the development of new land laws to guide the devolution processes and procedures. According to the County Government Act 2012, all County Governments are supposed to develop digital Geographic Information System (GIS) based spatial plans and these calls for development of LIMS for and efficient breakthrough.
Library ResourceRegulationsBenin, Africa, Western Africa
Le présent décret régit les modes d'acquisition des terres rurales par des nationaux et non nationaux et leur transfert conformément aux dispositions des articles 8 et suivants, 355 et suivants de la loi 2013-01 du 14 août 2013 portant code foncier et domanial en République du Bénin.Le propriétaire bénéficie d'un droit d'usage, de jouissance et de disposition sur sa terre, droit qu'il exerce de la manière la plus absolue dans le respect des lois et règlements, notamment ceux portant sur l'obligation de mise en valeur, d'aménagement, de sécurité et de protection de l'environnement.
Library ResourceRegulationsMarch, 2013Ethiopia
This Regulation establishes the Agricultural Investment Land Administration Agency as an autonomous federal government agency.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationOctober, 2019Ethiopia
Ethiopia has implemented one of the world’s most cost-effective systems to document land holdings, the land certification system. After more than 15 years since its launch, questions have been raised regarding its functionality. Specifically, there are concerns about the process of updating land certificates, thus ensuring the certificates and the registry are up-to-date. This exploratory evaluation seeks to provide formative evidence regarding this question, and, if warranted, give direction as to where additional research is needed.
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesLegislationNational PoliciesMarch, 2015Kenya
The Land Act, 2012
The Land Registration Act, 2012
The National Land Commission Act, 2012
The Environment & Land Court Act, 2011
The Urban Areas & Cities Act, 2011
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2013Tanzania
Over the years, PINGOs Forum has been concerned with the future of Pastoral and HunterGatherer communities with regard to changing patterns of traditional land use and livelihoods options. The information gathered from the past studies have risen much concern on the side of PINGOs Forum that perhaps climate change may have a serious bearing in the land use patterns and livelihoods of Pastoralists and Hunter-gatherers. As a result of this concern, PINGOs Forum decided to embark on a study to observe changes that have occurred in land use patterns in recent years.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Rwanda
Most of the world’s poor work in the “informal economy” – outside of recognized and enforceable rules.
Thus, even though most have assets of some kind, they have no way to document their possessions
because they lack formal access to legally recognized tools such as deeds, contracts and permits.
The Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor (CLEP) is the first global anti-poverty initiative
focusing on the link between exclusion, poverty and law, looking for practical solutions to the challenges
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