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Investing in Natural Capital for Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity : A Biodiversity Roadmap for the WBG cover image
Reports & Research
September 2014
Global

The World Bank Group (WBG) has a long
experience in engaging in biodiversity with world-class
expertise in the field. It has been the single largest
funder of biodiversity investments since the late 1980s. The
WBG investments have largely been of two kinds: (1)

Training Resources & Tools
September 2014
Bangladesh

Since 1985, Uttaran, an NGO, has been striving to establish the rights of poor people in the South-West regions of Bangladesh. During the operation of this development project, Uttaran has observed that providing the poor with productive elements can help eliminate poverty to a great extent. With the ownership of productive elements, their sources of income become multifarious.

Journal Articles & Books
September 2014
Kenya

The first set of the land laws were enacted in 2012 in line with the timelines outlined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010. In keeping with the spirit of the constitution, the Land Act, Land Registration Act and the national Land Commission Act respond to the requirements of Articles 60, 61, 62, 67 & 68 of the Constitution. The National Land Policy, which was passed as Sessional Paper No.

Reports & Research
June 2014
Bolivia

El acceso a la tierra depende de su defensa ante el intento de expropiación, especialmente si tienen potencial económico. Una familia campesina difícilmente podría defender su tierra de forma aislada ante empresas, grandes propietarios, el propio Estado; la estrategia de afirmar la organización comunal es fundamental en la lucha por consolidar la tenencia y propiedad de la tierra campesina.

Reports & Research
June 2014
Brazil

Los quilombolas -descendientes de los esclavos negros- de Erepecuru (Brasil) viven en el medio de la selva amazónica, en una región que abriga el mayor mosaico de áreas protegidas del mundo que incluyen 12,8 millones de hectáreas de unidades de conservación estatales, 1,3 millón de hectáreas de unidades de conservación federales, 7,2 millones de hectáreas de Tierras Indígenas.

May 2014

The aim of this study is to improve
understanding of how biological resource conservation
concerns can be better incorporated into projects and
programs that primarily address the objective of rural
development rather than environmental conservation. A

Policy Papers & Briefs
May 2014
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil

Repasa la legislación agraria desde la reforma de 1953, pasando por la constitución del 2009 y la legislación boliviana hasta septiembre del 2013.

Reports & Research
May 2014
Uganda

Unfolding analysis reveals two types of land disputes prevalent in postwar northern Uganda: cases that involve a legitimate cause of action and those that do not.1 Since mediation and alternative forms of dispute resolution rely on parties’ willingness to negotiate in good faith, cases featuring ‘bad faith’ and land grabbing—where powerful parties intentionally exploit another person’s vulnerab