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  1. Library Resource
    January, 2006
    Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Japan, Republic of Korea, Philippines, South Africa

    Sharp inequalities in the distribution of land remains a major cause of extreme poverty in many developing countries. Some instances are the result of ownership patterns inherited from colonial administrations, others are linked to the struggle for economic prosperity in the post-independence era.Landlessness is therefore a significant problem for the rural poor. Most remedies that have been undertaken previously have not yielded positive results, as can be witnessed in Southern Africa today.

  2. Library Resource
    January, 2004
    Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru

    This paper discusses issues surrounding indigenous land rights, sharing an understanding and information about land tenure and titling within Latin America. The study focuses on examples from the country level, with the aim of influencing policy coherence and legislation.In particular, Chapter four of this document examines the implications of indigenous land tenure for natural resource management, using case studies from Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Peru.

  3. Library Resource
    Brazil, Colombia, South Africa

    The author describes a new type of negotiated land reform that relies on voluntary land transfers negotiated between buyers and sellers, with the government's role restricted to establishing the necessary framework for negotiation and making a land purchase grant available to eligible beneficiaries. This approach has emerged-following the end of the Cold War and broad macroeconomic adjustment--as many countries face a second generation of reforms to address deep-rooted structural problems and provide a basis for sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    South America, Colombia

    The purpose of the work presented in this report is to demonstrate that policymakers have tools at their disposal that provide significant help in the evaluation of trade-offs, opportunities, and repercussions of the policies under consideration. This report focuses on Colombia, however the analytical framework can be applied to any country interested in exploring country-wide effects and economic viability of policies that aim to reduce GHG emissions from agriculture. Results provided in this study should be seen as an example of the potential applications of the framework developed.

  5. Library Resource

    This summary of Land Tenure and Property Rights (LTPR) issues in Colombia is part of a series of LTPR Country Profiles produced by Associates in Rural Development, World Resources Institute and Rural Development Institute for USAID. The profile includes information on property rights and tenure concerning land, forests, freshwater, and minerals, as well as an aggregation of LTPR-related indicators. Options and opportunities for intervention by USAID are presented at the end of the profile, along with an extensive list of references for additional information.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011

    La mayor parte de los países de la región latinoamericana reconocen y garantizan en sus Constituciones el derecho a la tierra para las poblaciones que dependen de ella, pues este recurso es indispensable para su subsistencia, seguridad e identidad. Las condiciones de su acceso a la tierra, por lo tanto, tienen consecuencias en la seguridad alimentaria, y en la disminución o incremento de la pobreza de dichas poblaciones.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2015
    Latin America and the Caribbean, Colombia

    El objetivo del presente documento es describir la estructura actual de tenencia de la tierra por parte de los diversos grupos étnicos que conforman la sociedad civil rural de Colombia. El documento aborda la temática desde una perspectiva descriptiva general.

  8. 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

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