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  1. Library Resource
    Philippines_ land governance

    Implementation of the Land Governance Assessment Framework

    Reports & Research
    August, 2013
    Philippines

    Land is considered a vital resource for any nation. It serves as the platform for carrying out

    social, cultural and economic activities. Access to land is an important means for promoting

    growth and equity and achieving social justice in many countries. The process by which

    decisions are made regarding access to and use of land, the manner in which those decisions are

    implemented and the way that conflicting interests in land are reconciled are crucial in

    determining whether the country has what it takes to derive the desired benefits from this

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2013
    Australia, British Indian Ocean Territory, United States of America

    In 1999 the Canadian Federal government passed the First Nations Land Management Act, ratifying the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management signed by the government and 14 original signatory First Nations in 1996. This Agreement allows First Nations to opt out of the 34 land code provisions of the Indian Act and develop individual land codes, and has been promoted as a means of increasing First Nation autonomy and facilitating economic growth and development on reserve lands.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2013
    Norway

    Land is a natural resource that is valued for many reasons. Farmers utilize land to earn their livelihood and as a store of wealth for future retirement. Rural residents have increasingly sought open space for home sites and pursuit of a lifestyle. Developers seek financial opportunities to invest in and develop land for non-farm uses. For some, land is viewed as an investment and a hedge against inflation. This myriad of demands for land combined with its fixed supply continually alters its market price.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2013
    Ethiopia

    The attractiveness of agricultural land available in developing countries has markedly increased in the last few years. Driven by rising and highly volatile prices for agricul- tural commodities, large land acquisitions have been undertaken by foreign investors. We formalize the discussion surrounding such large scale land deals through a dynamic stochastic programming model. Within this framework, we first determine the value of a land development project under uncertainty about prices for agricultural commodi- ties, political risk and irreversible capital investment.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2013
    Afghanistan

    Urban Development - Urban Housing Public Sector Management and Reform Housing and Human Habitats Urban Development - Municipal Housing and Land Transport Economics Policy and Planning Communities and Human Settlements Public Sector Development Transport

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2014
    Canada

    We examine the role of spatial interactions in conservation easements placed on prairie pothole habitat in western Canada. One of the goals of the conservation easement program we study is to protect contiguous habitat. We identify endogenous spatial interactions among conservation easements and government protected land, independent of spatially correlated landscape features and local economic shocks that influence easement enrollment. We present evidence that easements increase the likelihood of subsequent easements on neighboring land.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2013
    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Africa

    The article examines the European share in large-scale land acquisitions in Sub-Saharan Africa. The paper aims to identify correlation between biofuels policy and large-scale land acquisitions in Sub-Saharan Africa and the consequences of this phenomenon. It first identifies the backgrounds that caused the increased interest in biofuel production and, consequently, African land acquisition in recent years. Then, it examines growth in the number of land transactions that take place on the continent. Finally, the paper investigates the share of European capital in land transactions.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2013
    Global

    Using spatial data integration and database technology, analyzing and integrating the assessment results in all the development zones at different time in Hunan Province, the paper is intended to construct the database and managerial system for the assessment results of land use intensity in development zones, thus formulating “one map” of Hunan Development zones and realizing the integrated management and application of the assessment results in all the development zones at any time of Hunan above the provincial level.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2013
    India, British Indian Ocean Territory, Norway

    Urban Development - Urban Governance and Management Rural Development - Common Property Resource Development Communities and Human Settlements - Land Use and Policies Rural Development - Rural Land Policies for Poverty Reduction Public Sector Management and Reform Public Sector Development

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2013
    Norway

    The aim of this paper is to provide an Asian perspective on land investments with particular reference to the European position in terms of land acquisition. At first, the paper recalls the relevance that land holds as a distinct factor of production and consumption. Then, it investigates the different ways employed to define the recent phenomenon of land-grabbing in the increasing literature review. In order to contribute to the discussion on the issue, the second part of the paper is devoted to the examination of the Asian case.

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