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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2015

    Public lands accounted for 80% of the country area until a decade ago. As Cambodia emerged from three decades of civil war and internal strife, the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) has granted more than 10% of the country area or 50% of the cultivatable land as large scale “Economic Land Concessions” (ELCs) to private companies, mostly foreign owned, in a mostly rigged process. Land disputes have become a permanent fixture in the press and a hot issue on human rights reports.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2012
    Eastern Africa

    The security of women’s entitlement to land and land-based resources in the East Africa region has been compromised by a combination of unfavourable laws and government policies, socio-economic change toward greater commoditization of and competition for land and land-based resources, and exclusionary practices defended as ‘customary’. Law, policy, and practice have excluded women in land ownership and control and made their access tenuous.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2011
    Kenya, Africa

    Includes government custodianship of public land, what land is targeted?, how do Kenya’s elites access land?, identifying the impacts and victims of the land-grabbing phenomenon, policy developments and current debates on Kenya’s land question.

  4. Library Resource
    November, 2015
    India

    Growing research and policy interest
    focuses on the misallocation of output and factors of
    production in developing economies. This paper considers the
    possible misallocation of financial loans. Using plant-level
    data on the organized and unorganized sectors, the paper
    describes the temporal, geographic, and industry
    distributions of financial loans. The focus of the analysis
    is the hypothesis that land misallocation might be an

  5. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    The project initially focused on
    building upon the 1998 Registration Law to develop
    registration procedures, and on getting the Legislative
    Reform Office (LROs) up and running. Cost, affordability,
    and quality of services were important considerations. The
    Project benefited from the country's high education
    levels and relatively low labor costs. Since independence in
    1991, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic has sought to

  6. Library Resource
    June, 2016
    Global

    This issue includes the following
    headings: Changes in Poverty and Female-Headed Households in
    Africa; Growth and Capital Inflows in Africa; Growth and
    Capital Inflows in Africa; Vulnerability to Climate Change
    in Coastal Bangladesh; Improving Agricultural Data for
    Better Policies; Enhancing Transparency of Large-Scale Land
    Acquisition; Explaining the Gender Gap in Agricultural
    Productivity; Changing Patterns of Growth and Poverty

  7. Library Resource
    June, 2016
    Montenegro

    The Country Partnership Framework (CPF)
    for Montene gro covers the period from July 1, 2015 to June
    30, 2020 (fiscal years 2016-2020). This CPF builds on the
    results and lessons of the previous World Bank Group (WBG)
    Country Partnership Strategy (CPS), which originally covered
    the period July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2014, and was
    subsequently extended to June 30, 2015.The one-year CPS)
    extension was intended to provide greater clarity on the

  8. Library Resource
    October, 2015

    This 2015 index of sustainability
    indicators has been prepared in accordance with the
    internationally recognized standard for sustainability
    reporting Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines and
    complies with the ‘core option.’ The GRI Index provides an
    overview of sustainability considerations within the World
    Bank’s lending and analytical services as well as its
    day-to-day operations and management of staff. The World

  9. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    China

    This paper is motivated by the emphasis
    on secure property rights as a determinant of economic
    development in recent literature. The authors use village
    and household level information from about 800 villages
    throughout China to explore whether legal reform increased
    protection of land rights against unauthorized reallocation
    or expropriation with below-average compensation by the
    state. The analysis provides nation-wide evidence on a

  10. Library Resource
    September, 2015
    Zambia

    Three of sub-Saharan Africa’s central
    economic realities motivate this study. First, agriculture
    is the most important sector in most African economies, on
    average accounting for nearly one-fourth of GDP. Second, the
    private sector is increasingly active in transforming
    African agriculture and economies. By 2030, agriculture and
    agribusiness are anticipated to become a US$ 1 trillion
    industry in Africa, delivering more jobs, income, and

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