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    A Summary

    Institutional & promotional materials
    January, 2019
    South America, Peru

    The Government of Peru is gradually advancing in the process of recognizing and formalizing the territorial rights of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. 
    In order to document and analyse how titling is carried out and how the local population perceives its impacts, the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), with the support of German development cooperation, conducted a study on the progress and challenges of native community titling processes. this is the summary of the study conducted in the Ucayali and San Martin regions of the Peruvian Amazon. 

  2. Library Resource
    Don’t forget the smallholder! Finding inclusivity in land investments

    Webinar Report | Country Insights Initiative

    Reports & Research
    April, 2021
    South-Eastern Asia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore

    This is the report of a webinar which took place on 25th February 2021 organized by the Land Portal Foundation.

  3. Library Resource

    Volume 10 Issue 3

    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2021
    Norway

    Land, as a factor of production, has a vital role within the agricultural sector compared with other sectors. However, in recent years, land mobility has become a significant issue around the world with increased concentration and competition for land ownership, limiting the overall competitiveness of the agri-food sector and constraining the potential opportunities for new entrant farmers to access land.

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    Volume 10 Issue 3

    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2021
    Norway

    The rise of urban populations has rendered cities in both developed and developing countries vulnerable to poor health and diseases that are associated with urban living conditions and environments. Therefore, there is a growing consensus that while personal factors are critical in determining health, the urban environment exacerbates or mitigates health outcomes, and as such the solution for improving health outcomes in urban settings can be found in addressing socio-environmental factors that shape urban environments.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2014
    Japan

    This paper considers two land tenure modes. leasehold and freehold. and models housing maintenance incentives under land tenure security in Japan. Compared with freeholders, leaseholders are equally likely to remain in the premises, but spend less on home maintenance, because leaseholders are not full residual claimants, even under land tenure security. The empirical results show that maintenance expenditures of leaseholders are about 30% lower than those of freeholders in the Japanese residential land market.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2018
    Central African Republic

    We propose a theory of urban land use with endogenous property rights that applies to cities in developing countries. Households compete for where to live in the city and choose the property rights they purchase from a land administration which collects fees in inequitable ways. The model generates predictions regarding the levels and spatial patterns of residential informality in the city. Simulations show that land policies that reduce the size of the informal sector may adversely impact households in the formal sector through induced land price increases.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2015
    Ethiopia

    This study, thus, uses five rounds of household panel data from Tigray, Ethiopia, collected in the period 1998–2010 to assess the impacts of a land registration and certification program that aimed to strengthen tenure security and how it has contributed to increased food availability and thus food security in this food-deficit region. Land tenure, food security, land tenure reform, certification, basic needs, Gender, Women, household data, land registration,

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2016
    United Kingdom, Norway

    The analysis of land investment and tenure security usually assumes land scarcity. However, some developing countries have communities with land abundance. This article therefore examines the effects of land abundance for investment and tenure security. The paper develops a formal test of land abundance and estimates a system of three simultaneous equations. The empirical analysis uncovers significant land abundance in Northern Mozambique. In contrast to the literature, area farmed is a determinant of investment and tenure security.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2016
    Zimbabwe

    Since its independence in 1980, Zimbabwe has pursued a land reform and resettlement program aimed at addressing racially skewed land distribution. The most recent phase, the Fast Track Land Reform Program, was launched in 2000 with the aim of acquiring at least five million hectares of land for redistribution. This paper investigates the impact of this program on perceptions of tenure security and investments in soil conservation. Evidence suggests that the program not only created some insecurity among its beneficiaries but also had an adverse impact on investments in soil conservation.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2016
    Ethiopia

    The authors use a large data set from Ethiopia that differentiates tenure security and transferability to explore determinants of different types of land-related investment and its possible impact on productivity. While they find some support for endogeneity of investment in trees, this is not the case for terraces. Transfer rights are unambiguously investment-enhancing. The large productivity effect of terracing implies that, even where households undertake investments to increase their tenure security, this may not be socially efficient.

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