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  1. Library Resource
    February, 2014

    Government entities in India hold large
    amounts of public land. Their landholdings include some of
    the most valuable property in the country. Parts of this
    patrimony lie vacant or underutilized. Public sector bodies
    also own large blocs of land that sometimes stand in the way
    of efficient completion of urban infrastructure networks. At
    the same time, urban India is deficient in basic
    infrastructure -- both network infrastructure needed to

  2. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Land reform can broadly be divided into
    land tenure reform-the establishment of secure and
    formalized property rights in land-and land
    redistribution-the transfer of land from large to small
    farmers. The paper is therefore divided into two chapters.
    The first chapter gives a short narrative of some of the key
    land tenure and land policy issues. While these issues
    remain politically sensitive, there is a solid consensus

  3. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    Enterprises use credit to acquire
    productivity-enhancing assets. Rural enterprises in
    developing economies, however, often lack access to the
    credit they need. Key reasons for this lack of access
    include the low level and scattered nature of economic
    activity in rural areas, the enterprises' lack of
    collateral, inadequate capacity among the country's
    lenders to lend in rural areas, and legal and policy

  4. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Thailand

    In the 1980s the Thai government tried to legalize squatters by issuing special titles that restricted the sale and rental of the land. Using data from 2,874 farming households collected in 1997, the author finds that in places where these government titles where issued, leased plots are more likely to be titled than those that are self-cultivated. For these areas, he uses a model to estimate a 6 percent risk premium in the rental rate for untitled plots.

  5. Library Resource
    January, 2013

    Although transfer of agricultural land
    ownership through land reform had positive impacts on
    productivity, investment, and political empowerment in many
    cases, institutional arrangements in West Bengal -- which
    made tenancy heritable and imposed a prohibition on
    subleasing -- imply that early land reform benefits may not
    be sustained and gains from this policy remain well below
    potential. Data from a listing of 96,000 households in 200

  6. Library Resource
    December, 2014

    Evidence is mounting that secure
    property rights have positive effects for poor people in
    general and women in particular. The aim of this report is
    to review what is known about women s access to and control
    over land and real property in urban settings, identifying
    approaches to strengthening property rights that enhance
    women s agency, and sharing key lessons. Section two
    synthesizes the evidence on urban women s priorities with

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2011
    Ukraine, Europe, Central Asia

    Labor mobility is determined by a whole set of different factors, but housing market is clearly one of the most important ones. Individuals do not make employment decisions without taking into account options of housing market. Economy constantly changes and diverse opportunities arise in different locations at different points of time. Badly functioning housing market can cause low labor mobility and restrain the ability of employers to match vacancies in specific locations. The issue of labor mobility is especially vital for developing countries.

  8. Library Resource
    February, 2014
    India

    This paper pilots an approach to
    identifying, categorizing, and mapping public land owned by
    the central, state, and local government in urban developed
    areas of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. The methodology uses
    information on plot sizes, location, and ownership that is
    publicly available for all areas covered by town planning
    schemes. The study examines the extent of unutilized and
    underutilized public land, which excludes all cemeteries,

  9. 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

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2007
    Afghanistan

    The purpose of this report is to review
    and assess Afghanistan's legal framework regulating
    social safeguards (national and local laws, regulations,
    procedures and policies) with special reference to the law
    and practice of compulsory land acquisition, or
    expropriation. The overall objective of the report is to
    consider how Afghanistan's legal framework would
    address social safeguard issues in upcoming World Bank

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