Sustaining customary land secretariats for improved interactive land governance in Ghana

Abstract: Capacity building of traditional land governance institutions is increasingly favoured in Africa. In Ghana, 37 customary land secretariats (CLSs) have been established or strengthened with a strong emphasis on IT, but little understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of human-land relationships. Author(s): Bugri, John Source(s): , 28 p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 World bank, Washington,…

Central and local governments as land regulators, owners and managers : who is doing what?

Abstract: This practice-oriented paper reviews typical issues and challenges of the imperfect distribution of roles between the central and local governments. The paper also outlines better methods to respond to some these challenges. The key provisions to stipulate in national laws are annexed. Author(s): Kaganova, Olga Source(s): , 32 p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 World…

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…

The land governance assessment framework : identifying and monitoring good practice in the land sector

Abstract: The framework (LGAF) provides guidance to diagnose and benchmark land governance. If land institutions function properly, land taxation provides a simple yet efficient tool to increase effective decentralization and to foster local government accountability. Author(s): Deininger, Klaus W.; Selod, Harris; Burns, Anthony F. Source(s): , Agriculture and rural development xvi, 147 p., ill., tabs…

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…

The role of land tools with respect to land access and tenure security for the poor : cases from Anglophone peri-urban Africa

Abstract: Three peri-urban areas in Zambia, Namibia and Botswana were studied to evaluate the poverty alleviating impact of innovative tools for the formalization of informal settlements. These tools can be considered a useful addition, but appear to have mixed results. Author(s): Asperen, Paul Van; Zevenbergen, Jaap Source(s): , 25 p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 World…

The Land deal politics initiative (LDPI)

Abstract: LDPI aims to provide in-depth and systematic enquiry into the global land grab in order to have deeper, meaningful and productive debates around causes and implications. LDPI research uses a broad framework encompassing the political economy, political ecology and political sociology of land deals. Author(s): ISS Source(s): , Published: 2012 Erasmus university Rotterdam (EUR).…

Enhancing inclusiveness of Rwanda’s land tenure regularization program : initial impacts of an awareness raising pilot

Abstract: A gender-sensitive research framework was used to assess the extent to which men and women have participated in the Land Tenure Regularization process in Rwanda. One of the aims was to assist and enhance the capacity of local institutions involved in land awareness and land dispute management. Author(s): Santos, Florence; Fletschner Landesa, Diana; Daconto,…