Resource development on customary land : managing the complexity through a pro-development compensation solution

Abstract: International valuation standards for potential solutions to land compensation are compared to formulate an equitable, hybrid model for possible use in Melanesia. In practice, because consensus is hard to reach, the proposed model is inherently time consuming. Author(s): Boydell, Spike; Baya, Ulai Source(s): , 28 p., ill., maps, tabs Published: 2012 World bank, Washington,…

Land acquisitions in Tanzania : strong sustainability, weak sustainability and the importance of comparative methods : paper

Abstract: This analysis of large-scale land acquisitions in Tanzania shows that much of the controversy involves issues of weak sustainability – particularly levels of compensation to local villagers – rather than issues of strong sustainability such as food security, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Author(s): Purdon, Mark Source(s): , 52 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published:…

Green and black gold in rural Cameroon : natural resources for local governance, justice and sustainability

Abstract: This study investigates the effects of forest management decentralization and oil compensation on local governance and local democracy in southern Cameroon. It suggests indicators and dynamics to be taken into account when assessing local governance. Author(s): Oyono, Phil René; Ribot, Jesse C.; Larson, Anne M. Source(s): , Environmental governance in Africa working papers; 22…