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:…

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…

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: /…

Ethiopia : food security and land governance factsheet

Abstract: This factsheet contains information on the regulatory land governance framework in Ethiopia, including land tenure forms, the institutional land governance framework, gender, foreign direct investment, land grabbing, national policy, and donor support. Author(s): Heegde, Martijn De; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Porchet, Nicholas Source(s): , 6 p., ill., tab Published: 2011 Land governance for equitable and…

Rwanda : food security and land governance factsheet

Abstract: This factsheet contains information on the regulatory land governance framework in Rwanda, including land tenure forms, the institutional land governance framework, gender, foreign direct investment, land grabbing, national policy, and donor support. Author(s): Heegde, Martijn De; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Porchet, Nicholas Source(s): , 8 p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 Land governance for equitable and…

Burundi : food security and land governance factsheet

Abstract: This factsheet contains information on the regulatory land governance framework in Burundi, including land tenure forms, the institutional land governance framework, gender, foreign direct investment, land grabbing, national policy, and donor support. Author(s): Heegde, Martijn De; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Porchet, Nicholas Source(s): , 7 p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 Land governance for equitable and…

Palestinian territories : food security and land governance factsheet

Abstract: This factsheet contains information on the regulatory land governance framework in the Palestinian territories, including land tenure forms, the institutional land governance framework, gender, foreign direct investment, land grabbing, national policy, and donor support. Author(s): Heegde, Martijn De; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Porchet, Nicholas Source(s): , 4 p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 Land governance for…

Benin : food security and land governance factsheet

Abstract: This factsheet contains information on the regulatory land governance framework in Benin, including land tenure forms, the institutional land governance framework, gender, foreign direct investment, land grabbing, national policy, and donor support. Author(s): Heegde, Martijn De; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Porchet, Nicholas Source(s): , [5] p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 Land governance for equitable and…

Fiscal decentralization in Kenya : a small step or giant leap?

Abstract: Following the post-election violence in 2007, Kenya adopted a new constitution in September 2010, which represents an important step in the process of national reconciliation and an important attempt to make Kenya’s public sector more efficient and more accountable through devolution. Author(s): Boex, Jamie; Kelly, Roy Source(s): , IDG policy brief 6:00 PM IDG…

Afghanistan : food security and land governance factsheet

Abstract: This factsheet contains information on the regulatory land governance framework in Afghanistan, including land tenure forms, the institutional land governance framework, gender, foreign direct investment, land grabbing, national policy, and donor support. Author(s): Heegde, Martijn De; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Porchet, Nicholas Source(s): , 8 p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 Land governance for equitable and…