This special issue of Policy Matters focuses on the outreach and impact of Dr. Elinor Ostrom's groundbreaking research on common property (or commons) theory. Her work was instrumental in shaping contemporary analyses of resource management and conservation, especially at a local level. This collection of research papers, essays, commentaries, and songs build upon her work and provide case studies demonstrating the practical application of her theoretical contributions.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2014Eritrea, Kenya, Mexico, Canada, Mongolia, India, Global
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2020Kenya
The implementation of the Ogiek judgment is in the hearts and the spirits of the Ogiek people and the indigenous peoples globally. On 26 May 2017, we received the judgment at the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights (ACtHPR) in Arusha Tanzania, after a 12-year process that started in Kenyan courts and involved the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR), The Gambia, besides the Court.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2019Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Tanzania, Western Africa, Eastern Africa
The final report of Mid-term evaluation of EU-IFAD Grant project "Restoration of degraded land for food security and poverty reduction in East Africa and the Sahel: taking successes in land restoration to scale".
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2015Angola, Burundi, Benin, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Eswatini, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa
Land degradation and desertification are among the biggest environmental challenges of our time. In the last 40 years, we lost nearly a third of the world’s arable farmland due to erosion, just as the number of people to be fed from it almost doubled. That’s why the UN General Assembly declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils. And the good news is that this new report shows that while Africa remains the most severely a«ected region, the benefit of taking action across the continent outweighs the cost of implementing it: not just by a little, but by a factor of seven.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Tanzania, Western Africa, Eastern Africa
We created a matrix of restoration options for each country, including potential benefits of the technologies and possible constraints.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2018Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Tanzania, Western Africa, Eastern Africa
This report is the results of the mid-term review for the EU-IFAD project "Restoration of degraded land for food security and poverty reduction in East Africa and the Sahel: taking successes in land restoration to scale" Project.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Kenya
Land is a critical resource in Kenya, having economic, social, political,
environmental and cultural significance. Kenya’s population continues to rely
on land for both subsistence and economic activities. In fact, the increase
of the population from about 20 million people in the 1960s to about 40
million currently, has put enormous pressure on land. Only a third of Kenya’s
land is arable while the rest is arid and semi-arid. With most Kenyans still
living off the land, contestations over access to, control over and ownership
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016Kenya
Urban Sprawl is the spreading out of a city and its suburbs over more and more rural land at the periphery of an urban area. This involves the conversion of rural land into built up, developed land over time. Sprawl is characterised by one or more existing patterns of development. Those most frequently mentioned are low-density, leapfrogging, distance to central facilities, dispersion of employment and residential development, and continuous strip development.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2017Kenya
The objective of the study was to find out the factors influencing land prices in Nakuru County. This was prompted by the recent upsurge of land prices in the country and the researcher was particularly interested in Nakuru County. The real estate sector experiences a series of booms and busts and it was therefore important to find out what is causing them.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016Kenya
There has been progress in terms of legislation of land ownership and women rights on the same subject in Kenya and a number of Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society Organizations are in the fore front promoting women land ownership. It is noted that women play an integral part in food production for their families however, land tenure system in the rural areas discriminates against women hence very few women own land.
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