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    Human Rights and Land Confiscation in Karen State

    Reports & Research
    November, 2016
    Myanmar

    In Burma, where 70 percent of people earn a living through agriculture, securing land is often equivalent to securing a livelihood. But instead of creating conditions for sustainable development, recent Burmese governments have enacted abusive laws, enforced poorly conceived policies, and encouraged corrupt land administration officials that have promoted the displacement of small-scale farmers and rural villagers.

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    Report about land-related corruption affecting women in Africa

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    March, 2016
    Africa, Ghana, Zimbabwe
    This paper, presented at the 2016 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, explores the intersection between land corruption and women's access and ownership of land. Through analyzing a series of case studies, the paper notes that land access and ownership is increasingly defined by
    variables such as power, patronage and politics.
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    The Cost of Corruption

    Reports & Research
    May, 2016
    Zimbabwe, Ghana
  4. Library Resource
    People's Law Journal No 1: Rural Land Justice

    Rural Land Justice

    Reports & Research
    March, 2016
    South Africa

    The first volume of the People's Law Journal was written by the Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC) in the Faculty of Law at the Universityof Cape Town and edited and published by Ndifuna Ukwazi. The journal explores a wide range of relevant issues including land restitution, elite capture, traditional leadership, mining and the erosion of communal land rights in the post-apartheid era

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2016
    Global

    In Tanzania, several women employees at a court began to fall ill one after the other. What would normally be overlooked as an innocuous seasonal virus proved to be fatal – the women had been infected with HIV. It was eventually discovered that the court clerk who supervised the women had forced them to sleep with him if they wanted to receive their pay for working overtime. He was HIV positive.

  6. Library Resource
    Videos
    March, 2016
    Global

    Whether in the halls of American universities or on the streets of cities around the world, “sextortion,” or the abuse of power in which a sexual bribe is coerced, is a common but underreported phenomenon. The 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference hosted a panel on the troubling phenomenon, an aspect of corruption that is too often overlooked in the anti-corruption movement.

  7. Library Resource
    Videos
    December, 2016
    Western Africa, Ghana

    Pakorpa Susangho’ (Widow’s Cry) is an exploration of how corruption impacts on widows in the Upper East region of Ghana. This participatory video was devised and shot by ten widows from Kulbia, on the outskirts of Bolgatanga, using cutting-edge production techniques and equipment (including iPads as powerful video cameras). The filmmakers, whose ages range from 29 to 60, lack any formal education yet learned to operate the equipment with confidence and skill during a series of participatory video workshops packed with fun games and exercises.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2016
    Global

    Corruption in land administration has significant societal costs, and can have a major effect on the livelihoods of people worldwide. Corruption in this sector can reduce peoples’ access to land, and harm the livelihoods of small-scale producers, agricultural labourers, indigenous communities and landless rural and urban poor. Women, young people and ethnic minorities suffer most by having their access to land hindered by corruption.

  9. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2017
    Global

    Many information technology initiatives have emerged in recent years with the aim of improving natural resource management. These take a variety of technological forms designed either to directly curb corruption in resource extraction and production, or to enhance information flows, facilitate citizen participation, and hold specific actors accountable. Donors can play a role in connecting the divide between development practitioners, technologists, and researchers by supporting the use of tools in programs and evaluations.

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