This report presents the results of a mixed-methods study on the role of customary land documentation in strengthening Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE). The overarching purpose was to help fill critical knowledge gaps on if and how strengthening women’s land rights via formalized customary land documentation affects their empowerment and economic growth, with a specific focus on women’s access to credit and other financial services, land investments and income opportunities.
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Library ResourceRapports et recherchesmai, 2022République-Unie de Tanzanie
Library ResourceArticles et Livresoctobre, 2021Panama
Meeting sustainable development goals requires policies that account for interrelatedness in social and environmental issues such as land tenure and deforestation. This work takes advantage of a nationwide titling campaign in Panama to explore the effect of private titling on forest cover across a heterogeneous landscape covering all stages of forest transition and diverse tenure arrangements.
Library ResourceRapports et recherchesmars, 2023Global
There is a growing recognition of the crucial role that accessible land information and data plays in securing land rights. Governments, communities, and other stakeholders understand the interconnection between land tenure, climate change, food security, urban development, and land degradation, and the need for accurate information to make informed decisions and promote social justice.
Library ResourceMultimédiamai, 2023Éthiopie, Ouganda, Laos
A large share of the world's rural population depends on using land to feed themselves. Commercial agriculture and forestry investments are placing growing pressure on land as a resource. Especially when state capacities to steer and monitor land-based investments are low, this can lead to increasing pressure on natural resources, land-use conflicts and in the worst cases to forced expropriation and displacement. These factors can have a negative impact on livelihood and food security in rural areas, particularly when land rights are insecure.
Library ResourceRapports et recherchesfévrier, 2023Global
To solve some of our greatest global challenges we need to accelerate how we use data for good. But to truly make data-driven tools that serve society, we must re-imagine data for social impact more broadly, more inclusively, and in a more
interdisciplinary way.This is easy to talk about, but harder to act on as we work to build a new field of data for social impact.
An Open Data AssessmentRapports et recherchesmars, 2023Afrique, Malawi
This State of Land Information (SOLI) report is an analysis of the current state of land data in Malawi, assessing the availability of land information and the compliance of this information with open data standards.
Library ResourceRapports et recherchesoctobre, 2021Congo
A report by RFUK reveals the growing extent, and impact, of transport and energy infrastructure development in the Congo Basin – which is on its way to becoming a major driver of deforestation in the world’s second largest rainforest. The eight case studies featured in this report show that, while certain projects may bring some economic benefits, environmental and social impacts have been overwhelmingly higher than necessary due to bad planning, corruption, failure to follow better practice, and simple negligence.
Library ResourceDocuments de politique et mémoiresjanvier, 2023Laos
Laos plans to graduate from least developed country status by 2024. To spur economic growth,
the Lao government builds on a resource-based export economy, major mining projects, the
constructions of dams, and the expansion of plantation agriculture. A key focus is the promotion
of foreign direct investment in agriculture and forestry, to promote technology transfer for
Library ResourceRapports et recherchesjanvier, 2023Laos
Most tea in Laos is produced by smallholder farmers, who benefit from highly suitable growing conditions and strong demand for sought-after varieties from the vast Chinese market. However, the sector faces many challenges to achieve its full potential. A key barrier in the northern provinces has been the tendency towards monopsony trade concessions, in which the production of a whole district can be under exclusive control of one buyer.
Library ResourceRapports et recherchesfévrier, 2023Ukraine
War and Theft: The Takeover of Ukraine’s Agricultural Land, exposes the financial interests and the dynamics at play leading to further concentration of land and finance.
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