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  1. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 2013
    Global

    This publication forms a part of a two volume training package on Tools to Improve Transparency in Land Administration. The training package comprises a Training Toolkit and a Trainers' Guide. The first provides content and the latter training methods. The publication is a product of a series of training workshops implemented across Sub-Sahara Africa, South and South East Asia. Under the leadership of the GLTN/UN-Habitat, the training brought together six universities from the global South and one from Europe.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2012
    Eastern Africa

    The security of women’s entitlement to land and land-based resources in the East Africa region has been compromised by a combination of unfavourable laws and government policies, socio-economic change toward greater commoditization of and competition for land and land-based resources, and exclusionary practices defended as ‘customary’. Law, policy, and practice have excluded women in land ownership and control and made their access tenuous.

  3. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    The project initially focused on
    building upon the 1998 Registration Law to develop
    registration procedures, and on getting the Legislative
    Reform Office (LROs) up and running. Cost, affordability,
    and quality of services were important considerations. The
    Project benefited from the country's high education
    levels and relatively low labor costs. Since independence in
    1991, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic has sought to

  4. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    China

    This paper is motivated by the emphasis
    on secure property rights as a determinant of economic
    development in recent literature. The authors use village
    and household level information from about 800 villages
    throughout China to explore whether legal reform increased
    protection of land rights against unauthorized reallocation
    or expropriation with below-average compensation by the
    state. The analysis provides nation-wide evidence on a

  5. Library Resource
    December, 2012
    Yemen

    This study examines the major
    constraints of rural business entry and performance in
    Yemen. The Yemen rural investment climate survey made it
    possible to analyze rural investment climate constraints for
    rural businesses. The survey was used to investigate both
    farm and nonfarm rural enterprises. The rural investment
    climate was assessed using a combination of subjective
    impressions related by rural entrepreneurs, and a more

  6. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Laos

    Preparation of the $1.45 billion Nam
    Theun 2 (NT2) project in the Lao People's Democratic
    Republic (Lao PDR) represented an important milestone for
    the government, the developers, international partners, and
    other stakeholders. The story of its preparation and
    implementation is an important one, because it provides
    valuable insights and lessons that can be applied in future
    projects of similar size, scope, and complexity. Projects

  7. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    This brief includes the following
    headings: increasing access to land by the rural poor in
    India; and KCP projects on service delivery for the poor.

  8. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    China

    This overview summarizes the key
    findings of the eight chapters and one policy note. It is
    organized as follows. The first section provides a
    background of Guangdong, while the second describes the
    current situation of inequality in the province. Next is a
    discussion of the potential impacts of the transfer of
    industrial activities ('industrial transfer') in
    mitigating regional disparity, followed by the

  9. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    The World Bank's Communication for
    Governance and Accountability Program (CommGAP) has spent
    several years exploring the linkages between the media and
    governance reform. The first stage of this process produced
    public sentinel: news media and governance reform, an edited
    volume that explored key issues surrounding the role of the
    media in democratic governance and the policy interventions
    that might enable this role. This how-to guide represents

  10. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Nigeria

    The relatively slow pace of
    Nigeria's development has often been attributed to the
    phenomenon of the resource curse whereby the nature of the
    state as a "rentier" dilutes accountability for
    development and political actors are able to manipulate
    institutions to sustain poor governance. The impact of the
    political elite's resource-control and allocation of
    revenues on core democratic mechanisms is central to

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