Kenya is currently implementing a number of large scale infrastructure and development projects aimed at trans forming the country into a newly industrializing, middle-income country. For this, the government has had to compulsorily acquire large tracts of land upon which the infrastructure is set.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsFebruary, 2016Kenya
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesLegislationNational PoliciesMarch, 2015Kenya
The Land Act, 2012
The Land Registration Act, 2012
The National Land Commission Act, 2012
The Environment & Land Court Act, 2011
The Urban Areas & Cities Act, 2011
What the latest agricultural census reveals about land distribution in ColombiaReports & ResearchMay, 2017Colombia
This report first reviews how inequality in land distribution has reached extreme levels in Colombia. Then it analyzes the problem of concentration of land from different perspectives and indicators based on the agricultural census data from 2016, focusing on the major differences between the extremes.
Lo que nos dice el último censo agropecuario sobre la distribución de tierra en ColombiaReports & ResearchMay, 2017Colombia
Luego de 45 años, en Colombia se realizó un nuevo Censo Agropecuario en 2014, cuyos resultados fueron publicados en varias entregas parciales. A finales de 2016, el Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE) entregó los microdatos completos del censo.
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesSeptember, 2016Kenya
THE COMMUNITY LAND ACT No. 27 of 2016
Date of Assent: 3lst August,2016
Date of Commencement : 2 I st September, 201 6
Land Acquisition for Investment in a New Constitutional EraJournal Articles & BooksReports & ResearchJuly, 2012Africa, Kenya
The acquisition of land by foreigners in developing countries has emerged as a key mechanism for foreign direct investment (FDI). FDI is defined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as the category of international investment that reflects the objective of a resident entity in one economy to obtain a lasting interest in an enterprise resident in another economy.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsFebruary, 2012Global
In view of the 2012 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women’s thematic focus on rural women’s empowerment, the gender team at the Development Centre has launched an issues paper, “Do discriminatory social institutions matter for food security?”.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2006Ghana
Increasingly, economists are examining how the dynamics within households affect the outcomes of household decisions. This paper uses data from the 1991/92 and the 1998/99 Ghana Living Standards Surveys to examine how the share of assets owned by women in Ghanaian households affects household expenditure patterns. In this analysis, assets include business assets, savings, and farmland. The results indicate that women’s share of assets do have an impact on household budget shares for a number of expenditure categories in each time period.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2013Global
This paper starts by reflecting on the concept and measurement of women’s empowerment and then reviews some of the structural interventions that aim to influence underlying gender norms in society and eradicate gender discrimination. It then proceeds to review the evidence of the impact of three types of interventions—cash transfer programs, agricultural interventions, and microfinance programs—on women’s empowerment, nutrition, or both.
Evidence Using Nationally Representative Data from BangladeshReports & ResearchJune, 2012Bangladesh
We use data from the 2007 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey to examine the relationship between women’s status and nutrition in Bangladesh using indicators of empowerment such as mobility, decisionmaking power, and attitudes toward verbal and physical abuse. We also examine the role of variables reflecting maternal education and height, in relation to child nutrition. All models control for age and sex of the child, household wealth, and region.
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