Increasing tenure security in northern Uganda : how to use external support for strengthening bottom up approaches

Abstract: This paper presents innovative land rights documentation in northern Uganda, where customary tenure systems prevail. These include documenting transactions, demarcation of field boundaries and using Certificates of Customary Ownership, Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms and legal literacy. Author(s): Zevenbergen, Jaap; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Nsamba-Gayiiya, Eddie Source(s): , 21 p. Published: 2012 World bank, Washington, DC…

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…

Opposed legalities and collective action in a conflict context : the case of land rights in Darfur

Abstract: This article examines how the internal functioning and interaction of statutory, customary, and Islamic legal regimes regarding land, and their attendant forms of collective action, have become aligned with different with different sides of the war in Darfur. Author(s): Unruh, Jon Source(s): , 21 p. Published: 2012 World bank, Washington, DC (English ISBN/ISSN: /…

Upholding customary land rights through formalization : evidence from Tanzania’s program of land reform

Abstract: The challenges of bringing informal, customary land arrangements into a universal formalized land administration are examined. One of the questions is whether certificates of customary rights of occupancy (CCROs) in Tanzania improve the perceived or real security of tenure for rural peoples? Author(s): Fairley, Elizabeth Source(s): , 27 p., ill., maps, tabs Published: 2012…

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,…

Conflict in Uganda’s land tenure system

Abstract: Uganda’s dualist land tenure system is a root cause of conflict over land use and ownership. The current land tenure laws facilitate land alienation, threaten livelihoods and contribute to food insecurity. The need for reform imposes itself. Author(s): Owaraga, Norah Source(s): , Africa portal backgrounder; 26 9:00 PM Africa portal backgrounder 26 [re-issue] Published:…

Land policy initiative (LPI)

Abstract: LPI is an international programme to make land play its proper role in African development. Focal areas include: (1) women’s secure access to land; (2) the legitimacy of Africa’s customary based land rights; and (3) transparent and cost-effective land administration systems. Author(s): UNECA Source(s): , Published: 2012 United nations economic commission for Africa (UNECA),…

Monitoring tenure security within the continuum of land rights : methods and practices : paper

Abstract: The article presents a methodology for operationalizing the concept of a continuum of tenure security. Three levels are distinguished: individual or household, community or settlement, and legal and policy. It shows there is more than one route to achieving tenure security. Author(s): Sietchiping, Remy Source(s): , 19 p., ill. Published: 2012 [United nations human…

Land registration usage theory : a case study in Ghana

Abstract: The paper presents a 3-stage theory to examine why and how people register or choose not to register their land, using a case from the outskirts of Accra. The situation mirrored the one elsewhere in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa. Land sales have benefited few and leaders have manipulated the rules. Author(s): Barry, Michael; Roux,…