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  1. Library Resource

    Results from the Preliminary Impact Study of the RELAPU Project´s Work in Teso Sub-Region, Eastern Uganda

    Reports & Research
    October, 2020
    Africa, Uganda

    Responsible Land Policy in Uganda (RELAPU) is a project implemented by the German International Cooperation (GIZ) and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). BMZ created the Special Initiative “One World, No Hunger”, aimed to eradicate extreme hunger and poverty. Within this special initiative, RELAPU is part of the Global Programme on Responsible Land Policy presently implemented in eight countries.

  2. Library Resource
    Resource Assessment and Land Use Planning: A Case Study
    Reports & Research
    December, 1993
    Sri Lanka

    ABSTRACTED FROM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: 

    This review does not attempt to be comprehensive. Instead, we highlight:

    • benchmarks in the evolution of land use policies in Sri Lanka;

    • the actual contribution made to decisions about land use by systematic information on land resources.

    Recommendations are made to provide better support for decision-makers at all levels. A summary of legislation, a list of agencies responsible for planning and land resources data and an extensive sourced bibliography are provided.

  3. Library Resource
    RICSlandjournal
    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2020
    Global

    Soaring food and fuel prices and the instability of global financial markets have prompted agri-businesses, investment banks, and food- and energy-hungry nations to secure resources in countries where land is available, or is made available, for investment. Given that access to land is closely linked to food security, poverty alleviation, sustainable livelihoods and rural transformation, and that large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs) can hinder such access, it’s important to monitor these deals.

    (please refer to page 12 of the journal to read more) 

  4. Library Resource

    A Country Perspective

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2020
    Kenya

    In Kenya, the total land area of the country is 58 million hectares (ha), of which only around 10% is classified as arable land. As of January 2020, the Land Matrix had recorded a total of 14 concluded deals in the country, totalling 269 411 ha, or just 0.46% of the total land area. Although this is a relatively small land footprint, these deals may still have significant implications for local communities and indigenous people. It is important to note that in this country profile, regional filters were used to sort and extract the data on the Land Matrix online platform.

  5. Library Resource

    Fresh Insights from the Land Matrix: Analytical Report II

    Reports & Research
    January, 2016
    Global

    Large-scale land acquisitions continue to be an important issue for governments, development organisations, NGOs and farmers’ organisations all over the world; this remains the case even in times of global economic slowdown, recession and crisis. The scale of this trend and its significant impacts on rural transformation and livelihoods make it necessary to further monitor, observe and positively influence such deals wherever possible.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2002
    Timor-Leste

    From Cambodia to Kosovo, and now East Timor, the United Nations has undertaken broad governmental functions in an effort to ensure that peace is maintained after the departure of the peacekeepers. On its face, these “peace-building” missions have a powerful logic. Brokering a peace, but leaving behind a vacuum in institutional capacity, only encourages the return of conflict after the peacekeepers leave. Providing urgent humanitarian relief, but failing to integrate it with development aid, ignores the way that development assists in preventing future humanitarian crises.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 2015
    Timor-Leste

    In Timor-Leste, customary institutions contribute to sustainable and equitable rural development and the establishment of improved access to and management of land, water and other natural resources. Drawing on multi-sited empirical research, we argue that the recognition and valorization of custom and common property management is a prerequisite for sustainable and equitable land tenure reform in Timor-Leste.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2017
    Papua New Guinea

    Despite the difference in their populations and political status, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea have comparable levels of economic dependence on the extraction and export of mineral resources. For this reason, the costs and benefits of large-scale mining projects for indigenous communities has been a major political issue in both jurisdictions, and one that has come to be negotiated through multiple channels at different levels of political organisation.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2017
    Ghana

    As gold prices soared from 2008 onwards, tens of thousands of foreign miners, especially from China, entered the small-scale mining sector in Ghana, despite it being ‘reserved for Ghanaian citizens’ by law. A free-for-all ensued in which Ghanaian and Chinese miners engaged in both contestation and collaboration over access to gold, a situation described as ‘out of control’ and a ‘culture of impunity’. Where was the state? This paper addresses the question of how and why pervasive and illicit foreign involvement occurred without earlier state intervention.

  10. Library Resource
    Land Policies, Land-based Development Programs and the Question of Minority Rights in Eastern Sri Lanka
    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2015
    Sri Lanka

    Land has been one of the major concerning factors in escalating disputes and conflicts between ethnic groups in Sri Lanka, including the violation of minority rights. This paper examines the impact of land policies and land-based development programs on the rights of ethnic minorities in eastern Sri Lanka by analyzing selected major policies and projects. The analysis is interpretive and descriptive in nature. Secondary literature was the primary source for the analysis.

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