Emerging lessons from MCC/MCA-sponsored initiatives to formalize customary land rights and local land management practices in Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal : paper

Abstract: MCA projects in Benin, Burkina Faso, and Senegal have achieved considerable success in achieving targets for formalizing customary land rights in the form of mapping, land charters, and identifying land allocation preferences. The experiences resulted in a checklist of common challenges. Author(s): Elbow, Kent Source(s): , 27 p. Published: 2012 World bank], [Washington, DC…

Internet & gouvernance locale : vers une administration et une gouvernance électronique des communes du Bénin

Abstract: With support from the Internet Society (ISOC), the IGL Bénin network aims to promote the use of the Internet for providing public services and to improve the relations between citizens and local governments. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Internet society (ISOC). Benin chapter, [S.l.] (French ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.igl-benin.net/

Choice, recognition and the democracy effects of decentralization

Abstract: Often large development agencies choose to work with a wide range of other local interlocutors, including deconcentrated agents, private bodies, customary authorities, and NGOs. As a result, fledgling local governments are receiving few public powers and face competition for legitimacy. Author(s): Ribot, Jesse C. Source(s): , Working paper / Swedish International centre for local…

FAGLAF : Forum d’action pour la gouvernance locale en Afrique francophone

Abstract: The Local Government Action Forum for Francophone Africa (FAGLAF) was established to promote research in decentralization and local government issues and to foster capacity building through peer-to-peer learning, training programs, and knowledge dissemination. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 Forum d’action pour la gouvernance locale en Afrique francophone (FAGLAF), Dakar (French ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.faglaf.info/

Annual World bank conference on land and poverty : conference agenda

Abstract: The theme of the 2011 conference was “Countries strengthen land governance”. In a period of land grabbing, better land governance can encourage investment, steer urban growth and improve social welfare. It also helps countries overcome a legacy of inequality, dispossession and conflict. Author(s): World Bank Source(s): , Published: 2011 World bank, Washington, DC (English…

Benin : food security and land governance factsheet

Abstract: This factsheet contains information on the regulatory land governance framework in Benin, including land tenure forms, the institutional land governance framework, gender, foreign direct investment, land grabbing, national policy, and donor support. Author(s): Heegde, Martijn De; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Porchet, Nicholas Source(s): , [5] p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 Land governance for equitable and…

Agrarian change below the radar screen : rising farmland acquisitions by domestic investors in west Africa : results from a survey in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger

Abstract: The results of a 2010 survey on the acquisition of rural land by agro-investors in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger are presented. It is argued that local and customary authorities, as well as farmer organizations need to screen intentions of presumed investors and build in safeguards. Author(s): Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Nelen, Joost; Traoré,…