Who owns the land? : perspectives from rural Ugandans and implications for land acquisitions

Abstract: The effect of different definitions of land ownership, gender relations and ownership documents on women’s land rights in Uganda is examined. Many households report husbands and wives jointly own the land, but women are less likely to be listed on ownership documents and have fewer rights. Author(s): Bomuhangi, Allan; Doss, Cheryl; Meinzen-Dick, Ruth Source(s):…

Commune-based land allocation for poverty reduction in Cambodia : achievements and lessons learned from the project: Land allocation for social and economic development (LASED)

Abstract: The liberal land reform in Cambodia has produced good results, but has turned out to be quantitatively ineffective in the distribution of state public land for the poor through social land concessions. New instruments are needed, including the regularization of unauthorized land use. Author(s): Müller, Franz-Volker Source(s): , 23 p., ill., maps, tabs 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),…

Towards a design for a pro-poor land recordation system : paper

Abstract: Core requirements of a pro-poor land recordation system are outlined, including grassroots and state affordability and co-management. One of the benefits is easier operation for local governments. Local governments, community-based leaders, and NGO leaders, should carry out part of the tasks. Author(s): Zevenbergen, Jaap A.; Augustinus, Clarissa; Bennett, Rohan M. Source(s): , [24] p.,…

UNU school for land administration studies

Abstract: The School for Land Administration Studies aims to provide support in the area of land policy and land policy instruments through education and capacity building, research, advisory services, and expert meetings. Land policy determines access to land for food production and poverty alleviation. Author(s): Universiteit Twente Source(s): , Published: 2011 University of Twente. Faculty…

Titling against grabbing? : critiques and conundrums around land formalisation in southeast Asia : paper

Abstract: This paper draws on land titling experience in several South-East Asian countries to illustrate some of the problems and the ways in which land titling is understood by different actors vis-a-vis issues of security of tenure. Author(s): Hirsch, Philip Source(s): , 17 p. Published: 2011 Erasmus university Rotterdam (EUR). International institute of social studies…