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Revitalizing Urban Governance: Integrating Smart Growth and Decolonial Perspectives for Municipal Empowerment in Shaping Growth Across Egyptian Desert Landscapes

Journal Articles & Books
Diciembre, 2022

This article explores the connection between Smart Growth and the decolonization of urban growth management in Egypt examining the impact of former colonial influence on present urban policy and practices Drawing insights from the urbanization of Egyptian desert areas before and after the New Urban Communities Program NUCP it scrutinizes how historical influences adversely affect contemporary approaches inducing socioeconomic impacts The primary objective is to identify the root causes of misguided urban growth management practices arguing that monoinstitutional and sectoral development is

Perceived Urban Design Across Urban Typologies in Hanoi

Journal Articles & Books
Diciembre, 2022

In light of the rapid global urbanization urban design has been shown to contribute largely to promoting the health and wellbeing of urban citizens. However studies of urban design are underrepresented in low and middleincome countries in Asia where urban forms are traditionally compact and complex with multiple layers. Hanoi, a typical city in low and middleincome countries, exhibits five unique urban typologies generated through official planning unregulated development and historical fluctuations.

Acquisition Of Land In Flood Risk Informal Setlements In Dar Es Salaam: Choices And Compromises

Diciembre, 2022

Context and background               Residing in areas of flood risk informal settlements is more or less normal among low-income households in most cities of the developing countries. While living in such settlements present challenge to quality of life, many among the urban poor offer these areas.Goal and objectives:This paper analyses factors that drive urban residents to acquire land and build houses in flood prone areas.

Guidance note for peace-informed programming at the Green Climate Fund: Forest and Land Use

Diciembre, 2022

Land has historically been a focal point of conflict, especially in Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings (FCS), where disputes over forests and land use often intersect with broader socio-political dynamics, including unfair resource allocation, marginalization, and governance challenges. Factors such as climate change, population growth, and urbanization are anticipated to intensify these conflicts in the coming decades.

Guidance note for peace-informed programming at the Green Climate Fund: Ecosystems and ecosystem services.

Diciembre, 2022

Implementing Ecosystem and Ecosystem Services (EES) projects in Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings (FCS) poses both operational challenges and the risk of inadvertently aggravating socio-political dynamics. The intertwined relationship between human, ecological, and economic systems makes these projects sensitive to conflict dynamics related to land access, environmental degradation, and livelihoods. Changes in ecosystems can be exploited by groups like political elites or armed entities, as observed in numerous case studies.

Does the Landowner’s Gender Affect Self-Cultivation and Farm Productivity? An Analysis for India

Journal Articles & Books
Noviembre, 2022

Land ownership has long been argued to enhance farm productivity by improving tenure security. But would this hold for female and male owners alike? The relationship between land ownership and productivity has been investigated relatively little from a gender perspective in most regions, with work on Asia being especially sparse. Even less explored are gender differences in the likelihood of landowners self-cultivating as vs. leasing out their land.

Good Practice

Institutional & promotional materials
Julio, 2022


The Global Programme 'Responsible Land Policy' (GPRLP) is part of the Special Initiative 'One World, No Hunger' of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), which aims to reduce extreme poverty and hunger.

Accès sécurisé des femmes aux terres rurales dans les régions du Sud-Ouest et des Hauts-Bassins du Burkina Faso

Reports & Research
Junio, 2022
Burkina Faso


Le présent rapport met en exergue la situation analytique des femmes dans le Sud-Ouest et les Hauts-Bassins du Burkina : de la gestion du foncier, en passant par l’accès des femmes, la gestion de leurs revenus sans oublier les défis majeurs rencontrés et les pistes de solutions envisagées. Il offre aussi un aperçu de la situation des jeunes et des migrants. L’écrit contient également une base de recommandations visant à booster l’accès sécurisé des femmes dans les deux (02) régions identifiées.

Youth Hold the Key.

Policy Papers & Briefs
Diciembre, 2021

The future belongs to youth. But in many parts of the world, young women and men lack the means and the opportunity to build livelihoods and fully participate in their communities. This is especially true in rural areas, where agriculture is the foundation of the economy, but land rights remain out of reach.

Consider the case of sub-Saharan Africa, where an estimated 10-12 million young people enter the workforce each year, but only 4 million new jobs are created, leaving the majority of young workers either unemployed or settling for menial and informal work.