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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2016
    Global

    This chapter aims to be a guide for researchers and practitioners on choosing the most suitable approach to deal with a target or goal in terms of urban goods public decision support, and to integrate them into transport plans. First, an overview of urban goods stakes and goals of public planning actions is proposed, with a special focus on why urban goods is less studied and integrated in public policy actions than people transport. Then, an overview on diagnosis techniques is presented. These techniques can be survey-based or derived from data generation tools.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2016
    Norway, Tanzania

    We report on a randomized field experiment using price incentives to address both economic and gender inequality in land tenure formalization. During the 1990s and 2000s, nearly two dozen African countries proposed de jure land reforms extending access to formal, freehold land tenure to milions of poor households. Many of these reforms stalled. Titled land remains the de facto preserve of wealthy households and, within householsd, men.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2016
    Global

    This paper proposes to fill the important gap in reliable and nationally representative land tenure data by including a Land Tenure Module (LTM) to be linked to multi-purpose household surveys such as the Living Standard Measurement Surveys (LSMS). Developing survey standards to generate globally comparable land data is important for generating data to be used in global and regional land governance monitoring initiatives (SDGs; LPI – UNECA; GLTN/ GLII; VGGT).

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2016
    Central African Republic, Norway

    Much African land currently has low productivity and has attracted investors leasing land as a speculative option on higher future prices or productivity. To be beneficial land deals need to induce productivity enhancing investments. Some of these will be publicly provided (infrastructure, agronomic knowledge), and some can only be provided by ‘pioneer’ investors who discover what works and create demonstration effects. Such pioneers can be rewarded for the positive externalities they create by being granted options on large areas of land.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2016
    Global

    Through the implementation of a choice experiment valuation exercise, this study set out to identify the set of community plantation attributes that impact the welfare of potential community forestry program participants. We employed a combination of choice models to evaluate the preferences, welfare impacts and choice elasticities associated with alternative community forestry programs, allowing for different assumptions regarding heterogeneity.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2016
    Norway

    This paper establishes that the Caloric Suitability Index (CSI) dominates the commonly used measure of agricultural suitability in the examination of the effect of land productivity on comparative economic development. The analysis demonstrates that the agricultural suitability index does not capture the large variation in the potential caloric yield across equally suitable land, reflecting the fact that land suitable for agriculture is not necessarily suitable for the most caloric-intensive crops.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2016

    Land use change is a central issue in the sustainability debate, because of its impacts on e.g. climate change, water availability and quality, soil quality and erosion, and biodiversity. Continuing population growth, shifting diets towards higher meat consumption and increasing bioenergy demands call for the exploration of possibilities for sustainable land use change pathways with minimal negative impacts. Land use change models are tools that support such explorations by projecting the spatial dynamics of a predefined set of land uses over a given period.

  8. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    February, 2016
    Madagascar, Western Africa

    Dans un contexte de pression accrue sur les terres et les ressources naturelles, la formalisation (reconnaissance légale et écrite) des droits fonciers est aujourd’hui présentée comme un moyen à privilégier pour une meilleure sécurisation foncière.

  9. Library Resource
    valuing land tenure
    Manuals & Guidelines
    March, 2016
    Global

    This technical guide covers the issues associated with the identification and valuation of tenure rights for different purposes, and provides guidance on how to ensure that valuations are undertaken in a fair, reliable and transparent manner that comply with international norms. It explains why valuations are important, where and when they should be used, and by whom. The guide aims to raise the level of awareness of valuation issues and procedures among those involved in land policy and administration and those affected by land tenure decisions.

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