Foreign land acquisitions in Africa : an analysis of the impacts of individual land deals on local communities

Abstract: Analysis of foreign land deals on local communities in 6 countries shows that the impact was mostly negative. In most cases local smallholder lost their land, while others lost their grazing areas, all without meaningful compensation. Promised benefits should be made explicit and evaluated. Author(s): Makochekanwa, Albert Source(s): , 31 p., ill., tab Published:…

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,…

Survey results : advanced seminar – decentralisation and local governance : session 1.2

Abstract: A survey on the extent and depth of decentralization was conducted among seminar participants from Eritrea, Burkina, Faso, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Cambodia, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Egypt, Guatemala, Pakistan, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Zambia, and Lebanon. Author(s): ECDPM Source(s): , [17] p., ill. Published: 2012 European centre for development policy management] (ECDPM),…

Managing informality : local government practices and approaches towards the informal economy : learning examples from five African countries

Abstract: This report presents six case studies from across different African countries – including Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania – featuring local governments’ utilization of innovative approaches to better manage the informal economy or sector thereof in their localities. Author(s): David, Susanne Source(s): , 97 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2012 South African…

Environmental and gender impacts of land tenure regularization in Africa : pilot evidence from Rwanda

Abstract: Decentralized, low-cost land tenure regularization in Rwanda improved land access for legally married women, stimulated investment and maintenance of soil conservation measures, and had no negative effect in terms of distress sales and consecutive landlessness. Author(s): Ali, Daniel Ayalew; Deininger, Klaus; Goldstein, Markus Source(s): , Policy research working paper; WPS 5765 29 p., ill.,…

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…