Significance and required structure of the local governments

Abstract: The significance of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan to local government is examined and the legal changes for local government since independence are described. Effective provincial oversight as well as strengthened linkages between local governments should be encouraged. Author(s): Hamid, Shahid Source(s): , [9] p. Published: 2013 Islamabad policy research institute…

Devolution of financial resources to the local governments

Abstract: The prospects of devolution of financial resources at the local level and the problems that are likely to be encountered in the process are examined. Other aspects are the new National Finance Commission, the Charter of Democracy, and developments related to them. Author(s): Nasir, Zafar Mueen Source(s): , [10] p. Published: 2013 Islamabad policy…

Van Vollenhoven institute [for law, governance, and development]

Abstract: Through research and teaching, the Van Vollenhoven Institute seeks to contribute to a better understanding of the formation and functioning of legal systems in developing countries and their effectiveness in contributing to good governance and development. Author(s): Van Vollenhoven Institute For Law And Administration In Non-Western Countries Source(s): , Published: 2012 Universiteit Leiden, Van…

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…

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…

Voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security : from finding common ground to making it happen

Abstract: The FAO has been preparing voluntary guidelines to improve the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests worldwide. They are based on principles, such as the respect and recognition of all legitimate tenure right holders and their rights and the provision of access to justice. Author(s): Wehrmann, Babette; Arial, Anni; Romano, Francesca Source(s):…

Confrontation between peasant producers and investors in northern Zambézia, Mozambique, in the context of profit pressures on European investors

Abstract: Foreign agricultural investors are clashing with local peasants in Mozambique in a confrontation over agricultural and development models. One large company withdrew rather than take over land, but two other investors chose to push ahead, and have come into conflict with local peasant communities. Author(s): Norfolk, Simon; Hanlon, Joseph Source(s): , 14 p. Published:…