This guide has been written as an information resource for government officials, community leaders, humanitarian aid workers, judges, lawyers and others whose responsibilities include upholding land and property rights in Uganda. It outlines the main provisions of Uganda’s constitutional and legal framework and the protection these provide to property rights. It briefly outlines the historical background to existing land tenure relations, describes the constitutional provisions relating to land in the 1995 Constitution and sets out the main provisions of the Land Act 1998.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationDecember, 2007Uganda
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2019Western Africa, Senegal
Source: Foncier & Développement, Inter-réseaux
Accès des femmes à la terre au Sénégal : quelques leçons tirées de l’étude « Promotion d’une gouvernance foncière inclusive par une amélioration des droits fonciers des femmes au Sénégal ».
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2013Kenya
The Cadastral system in Kenya was established in 1903 to support land alienation for the white settlers who had come into the country in the early part of the 20th Century. In the last hundred years, the system has remained more or less the same, where land records are kept in paper format and majority of operations are carried out on a manual basis. The lack of a modern cadastral system has contributed to problems in land administration in the country.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2012Kenya
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.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchTraining Resources & ToolsDecember, 2008
The operations policy on Development Policy Lending (DPL), approved by the Board in August 2004, requires that the Bank systematically analyze whether specific country policies supported by an operation are likely to have "significant effects" on the country's environment, forests, and other natural resources. The implicit objective behind this requirement is to ensure that there is adequate capacity in the country to deal with adverse effects on the environment, forests, and other natural resources that the policies could trigger, even at the program design stage.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMarch, 2015Mozambique
A Anadarko Moçambique Área 1, Limitada, empresa dedicada à prospecção, pesquisa, desenvolvimento, produção, transporte, transmissão e comercialização de hidrocarbonetos e seus derivados, em associação com a Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos, E. P., empresa pública dedicada ao mesmo objecto, pretende construir uma fábrica de liquefacção de gás natural no distrito de Palma, Província de Cabo Delgado, Moçambique.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJune, 2017Global
This briefing note explores how political economy analysis can help practitioners make sense of the issues, and distils insights from practical experience on how legal empowerment initiatives can rise to the challenge.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2017Uganda
The ways in which people obtain land in Uganda are changing fast. Land that used to be secured through inheritance, gifts or proof of long-term occupancy is now more commonly changing hands in the market. Those with wealth and powerful connections are frequently able to override local rules and gain access to land at the expense of poorer individuals. Government-backed agribusiness investors receive large areas of land with benefits for some local farmers who are able to participate in the schemes, while other smallholders see their land access and livelihoods degraded.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2014China
Individuals cannot privately own land in China but may obtain transferrable land-use rights for a number of years for a fee. Currently, the maximum term for urban land-use rights granted for residential purposes is seventy years. In addition, individuals can privately own residential houses and apartments on the land (“home ownership”), although not the land on which the buildings are situated.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2006India
This paper is published in Conservation and Society, Volume 4, No. 1, March 2006 which mainly examine the detailed variations of CPR use across different agro-climatic zones and critically analyzing the implications of such variations in understanding of the commons.
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