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Relations entre le colloque sur le foncier et la conférence sur l'autosuffisance alimentaire

Reports & Research
Maio, 2022

Une lettre du Président de la République Malgache sur la sécurisation foncière datée du 25 mai 2022 a annoncé le rétablissement des droits fonciers des occupants des propriétés foncières privées non titrées (PPNT) qui avaient été mis à mal par la loi 2021-016. La confirmation devrait être officialisée par le vote d’un nouveau texte par les députés et sénateurs avant la fin de la session parlementaire début juillet. Cette lettre a également annoncé l’organisation d’un Colloque National sur le Foncier du 8 au 10 juin.

Doing Business in Azerbaijan

Reports & Research
Abril, 2022

According to the Constitution adopted on 12 November 1995, Azerbaijan is a democratic, secular, unitary republic based on the rule of law. The country is governed by the president, who is directly elected for a seven-year term by popular vote. Azerbaijan’s vast oil reserves attract foreign investment into the country’s economy. Several major oil contracts have been signed since 1994.

In the Interstices of Patriarchal Order: Spaces of Female Agency in Chinese–Tajik Labour Encounters

Journal Articles & Books
Novembro, 2021

Although actor agency in the context of China’s growing global presence is now the centre of considerable academic attention, China–Central Asia encounters, particularly with regard to local dynamics, remain relatively unexplored. It is a delicate field involving large Chinese loans and investments, debt, the Uyghur question, and complicated elite networks. Tajikistan offers a good example of these dynamics. With their numbers growing since the past decade, a huge variety of Chinese actors are now navigating their way in the country.

“Why would anyone leave?”: Development, overindebtedness, and migration in Guatemala

Peer-reviewed publication
Outubro, 2021

Over the past two decades, policymakers have expressed considerable optimism about the capacity of international development to curb transnational migration, yet there is a dearth of research examining how and under what conditions development interventions impact migration decisions. Enlisting a case study approach in the Maya-K’iche’ community of Almolonga, this article examines divergent meanings and practices of “development” and its impact on the migratory aspirations and outcomes of Indigenous families in Guatemala.

Land Matters II

Reports & Research
Março, 2021

Improvement of Land Governance in Uganda (ILGU) is a project implemented by the German International Cooperation (GIZ), seeking to increase productivity of small-scale farmers on private Mailo land in Central Uganda, co-financed by the European Union and German Government through the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Land-Based Financing Elements in Infrastructure Policy Formulation: A Case of India

Peer-reviewed publication
Fevereiro, 2021
British Indian Ocean Territory

A rapid increase in land and property values has been one of the driving forces of urban ecosystem development in many countries. This phenomenon has presented project proponents/policymakers with multiple options and associated challenges, nudging them to configure or incorporate elements of land-based financing in their policies and legislations. Specifically, the Government of India and various state governments have sought to monetize land through diverse instruments, for augmenting the financial viability of infrastructure and area development projects.

External finance for rural development

Reports & Research
Novembro, 2020

This country case study summarises key findings from a country analysis of financing for rural development in Uzbekistan. It is one of 20 analyses that is synthesised for comparison in Prizzon et al. (2020).

The case study has two main objectives:

• to map demand from the Government of Uzbekistan over the next five to 10 years for external development assistance to support public investment in inclusive and sustainable rural development

Frontier finance: the role of microfinance in debt and violence in post-conflict Timor-Leste

Peer-reviewed publication
Março, 2020

Microfinance programs targeting poor women are considered a ‘prudent’ first step for international financial institutions seeking to rebuild post conflict economies. IFIs continue to visibly support microfinance despite evidence and growing consensus that microfinance neither reduces poverty nor breaks the cycle of domestic violence. In the case of Timor-Leste, a feminist political economy approach reveals how microfinance engendered debt allows for the control, extraction, and accumulation of profits and resources by an elite class and exacerbates gender-based violence.

Community Guide to the International Finance Corporation: An action resource for people affected by IFC-funded projects

Manuals & Guidelines
Dezembro, 2019

This guide is written for communities who face negative impacts from IFC-supported projects. It explains what the IFC is and how it provides financial and other support to businesses, including intermediary banks and funds. The guide explains what the IFC Environmental and Social Performance Standards are and who is responsible for implementing them and making sure they are respected on the ground.