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Insecurity of Land Tenure, Land Law and Land Registration in Liberia

Junio, 2012

To implement the vision of fostering
economic development, social equity, and a transparent and
effective government, the Government of Liberia has outlined
key transitions that need to be accomplished. These include
the development of infrastructure (roads, electricity),
schools, job creation and transition from war, civil
conflict and social polarization to a well functioning
society in which economic opportunities are fostered and

Survey of Land and Real Estate Transactions in the Russian Federation : Statistical Analysis of Selected Hypotheses

Junio, 2012

This paper analyzes land transactions
between municipalities and private businesses based on
official data and business surveys in 15 regions of the
Russian Federation. Since the Russian Federation passed the
new Land Code in 2001, land privatization has been
officially encouraged by the federal government and in
particular, land under previously privatized buildings was
supposed to be privatized to the owner at a nominal price.

Land Transactions in Rural India: pro-poor growth or poverty-inducing displacement?

Reports & Research
Mayo, 2012

The paper submitted for the partial fulfillment of the Degree of Masters of Science in Contemporary India at University of Oxford.  The study examined divide between the pro-poor approaches to rural industrialisation and transfers of agricultural land.

This study assesses land transactions with explicit reference to their impact on poverty and any land acquisition is likely to displace people in large numbers.

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia : Options for Strengthening Land Administration

Marzo, 2012

Over the coming decades, land policy and
administration, for urban as well as rural areas, will be
critical for Ethiopia's development. The vast majority
of people making up the Federal Democratic Republic of
Ethiopia's (FDRE) predominantly agricultural economy
live in rural areas. Finally, land policies and
administration can contribute significantly to the
objectives of promoting gender equality and protecting

Uganda - Post-Conflict Land Policy and Administration Options : The Case of Northern Uganda

Marzo, 2012

This is the second part of land studies
on Northern Uganda designed to inform the Peace, Recovery
and Development Plan (PRDP). This second part of the study,
undertaken during the second half of 2007 in the Lango and
Acholi regions, builds on the first phase conducted in 2006
in the Teso region. This second study has been designed to
present a more quantitative analysis of trends on disputes
and claims on land before displacement, during displacement

Environmental and Gender Impacts of Land Tenure Regularization in Africa : Pilot evidence from Rwanda

Marzo, 2012

Although increased global demand for
land has led to renewed interest in African land tenure, few
models to address these issues quickly and at the required
scale have been identified or evaluated. The case of
Rwanda's nation-wide and relatively low-cost land
tenure regularization program is thus of great interest.
This paper evaluates the short-term impact (some 2.5 years
after completion) of the pilots undertaken to fine-tune the

Managing Urban Expansion in Mongolia
: Best Practices in Scenario-based Urban Planning

Marzo, 2012

The sustainable development of ger areas
in Ulaanbaatar (UB), the capital city of Mongolia, is one of
the critical development issues facing the country. The
transitions to a market economy and a series of severe
winters (called zud) have resulted in the large-scale
migration of low-income families into the ger areas of UB.
The city represents 40 percent of the nation's
population and generates more than 60 percent of

Working with the Market : Approach to Reducing Urban Slums in India

Reports & Research
Marzo, 2012

This paper examines the policy options
for India as it seeks to improve living conditions of the
poor on a large scale and reduce the population in slums.
Addressing the problem requires first a diagnosis of the
market at the city level and a recognition that government
interventions, rather than thwarting the operations of the
market, should seek to make it operate better. This can
substantially reduce the subsidies required to assist low

Study on Gender Impacts of Land Titling in Post-Tsunami Aceh, Indonesia

Reports & Research
Training Resources & Tools
Diciembre, 2010
Asia oriental

The tsunami that originated from the Indian Ocean in 2004 wreaked massive destruction, killing more than 130,000 people and displacing half a million individuals in Aceh, Indonesia. More than 800 kilometers of coastline was affected, and close to 53,795 land parcels were destroyed. The land administration system sustained significant damage because documentation of land ownership was washed away along with people's houses and other possessions in the affected communities. Physical boundary markers, including trees and fences, also disappeared.

Piaţa de vânzare-cumpărare ca mijloc de consolidare a terenurilor agricole

Journal Articles & Books
Diciembre, 2010

The article is focused on the investigation of the land consolidation through purchase and sale land market development in Moldova. First, it describes land market development and its impact on land re- parceling. Second, it analyzes legal restrictions of buying land for foreign investors and its negative impact on land consolidation and agricultural development. Third, it shows the impediment of high transaction costs on the alleviation of high level of land fragmentation and proposes several solutions for its elimination.

Urban Land Markets , Economic Concepts And Tools For Engaging In Africa

Manuals & Guidelines
Noviembre, 2010

This Handbook introduces key economic and related concepts explaining the functioning of urban land markets. You will find in this Handbook tools for engaging in a critical analysis of conventional economics, particularly in the understanding of how African urban land markets work. Of great importance is the understanding of how land use, supply and demand unfold in African context. It provides a basis for strengthening urban policy in ways that enable poorer people in African cities to access well-located living and work spaces.


Reports & Research
Training Resources & Tools
Marzo, 2010

A well-functioning land administration and management system is crucial for Madagascar's economic and social future. Land is implicated in Madagascar's ongoing economic development and social transformation in many important ways, as key a factor in its quest for economic growth, urbanization, transparent decision-making on land-related foreign investments, environment protection, vibrant and sustainable rural communities, political stability, and social cohesion.