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  1. Library Resource

    Implementation Manual

    Manuals & Guidelines
    October, 2013

    Land Governance Assessment Framework: Implementation Manual for Assessing Governance in the Land Sector

  2. Library Resource
    January, 2013
    Sub-Saharan Africa

    Based on worldwide experience and encouraging evidence from country pilots in African countries such as Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania,and Uganda, this new report suggests a series of ten steps that may help to revolutionise agricultural production and eradicate poverty in Africa. These steps include improving tenure security over individual and communal lands, increasing land access and tenure for poor and vulnerable families, resolving land disputes, managing better public land, and increasing efficiency and transparency in land administration services. 

  3. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2013

    With a view to operationalizing the recently adopted Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Forests and Fisheries, this paper identifies gaps in existing World Bank safeguard policies with respect to tenure.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2013

    WASHINGTON, April 8, 2013 – As the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty convened this week in Washington, DC, The World Bank Group issued the following statement:

    "By 2050, the world will have two billion more people to feed. To do that, global agricultural production will need to increase by 70 percent. That calls for substantial new investment in agriculture-- in smallholders and large farms—from both the public and private sectors.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Sub-Saharan Africa

    Few development challenges in Africa are as pressing and controversial as land ownership and its persistent gap between rich and poor communities. With a profound demographic shift in Africa from rural areas to the cities where half of all Africans will live by 2050, these gaps will become steadily more pronounced as governments and communities rise to the challenge of growing enough aff ordable nutritious food for all families to thrive on the continent. In some countries in the region, these gaps—allied as they are with high

  6. Library Resource
    July, 2013

    Unequal land distribution and the
    negative social and economic implications resulting from
    such polarization in Colombia have long been of concern to
    policymakers. A 1950 World Bank mission identified unequal
    land distribution as a key impediment to economic and social
    development in the country. Since then, a wide range of
    policies has been adopted to deal with this issue and its
    consequences. Numerous studies show that the success of

  7. Library Resource
    February, 2013
    Guinea, Guinea-Bissau

    The present study reports on the
    Government of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau's efforts
    to develop a comprehensive strategy for enhancing land
    rights security and achieving social and economic
    development objectives. This report is divided into two main
    parts. The first part summarizes the current state of
    development of the government s land policy, as well as the
    legal and traditional framework existing for land tenure

  8. Library Resource
    March, 2013

    This report presents the partial results
    related to land use, land-use change and the forestry sector
    from a larger multisectoral low-carbon study for Brazil.
    Since the 1992 Kyoto Accord, Brazil has been committed to
    reducing its carbon emissions. The overall aim of this study
    was to support Brazil's efforts to identify
    opportunities to reduce its emissions in ways that foster
    economic development. The primary objective was to provide

  9. Library Resource
    September, 2013

    Based on a large survey to compare the
    effectiveness of land markets and land reform in Colombia,
    the authors find that rental and sales markets were more
    effective in transferring land to poor but productive
    producers than was administrative land reform. The fact that
    land transactions were all of a short-term nature and that
    little land was transferred from very large to small land
    owners or the landless suggests that there may be scope for

  10. Library Resource
    September, 2013

    The authors use data from Nicaragua to
    examine the impact of the award of registered and
    nonregistered title on land values and on investments
    attached to land. They find that receipt of registered title
    increases land values by 30 percent and greatly increases
    the propensity to invest, bringing investment closer to the
    optimum. Consistent with descriptive statistics indicating
    great demand for regularization of land rights, especially

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