Agricultural commodities that respect land rights and food security : how to include land governance issues in sustainable commodity standards?

Abstract: The private sector has clear responsibilities for respecting land rights, including companies involved in investment, production and in the supply chain. The article uses case histories from Indonesia (palm oil) and Uganda to show how sustainable commodity standards may trigger that responsibility. Author(s): Man, Reinier De Source(s): , 29 p. Published: 2012 World bank,…

Resettlement and gender dimensions of land rights in post-conflict northern Uganda

Abstract: The effect of displacement and resettlement of households on gender-differentiated access to land and land investments in northern Uganda is examined. Even low levels of land conflict undermine land governance and management, constrain productivity, and serve as a source of persistent violence. Author(s): Adelman, Sarah Source(s): , 25 p., ill., tabs preliminary and incomplete…

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…

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:…

Decentralization and rural service delivery in Uganda

Abstract: The paper documents the state of knowledge regarding rural service provision in Uganda under decentralization and identifies knowledge gaps for further investigation. Its focus is on education, health, and agricultural advisory services, as well as the management of natural resources in Uganda. Author(s): Bashaasha, Bernard; Mangheni, Margaret Najjingo; Nkonya, Ephraim Source(s): , IFPRI discussion…

Negotiating on a seesaw : the decentralisation of education and health services in Uganda and Tanzania from a local perspective and in a historical context

Abstract: Between 1997 and 2001, central governments of Uganda and Tanzania expanded the responsibilities of local management committees of schools and dispensaries. The effects on the way in which these management committees engage with central government and with the local polity are examined. Author(s): Prinsen, Gerard Source(s): , xi, 322 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs…

Yes Africa can : success stories from a dynamic continent

Abstract: This book with success stories from Africa contains two chapters on different aspects of local governance from Sierra Leone (post-conflict recontruction) and Rwanda (health financing). Author(s): Chuhan-Pole, Punam; Angwafo, Manka Source(s): , xiii, 477 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2011 World bank, Washington, DC (English ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-8213-8746-7/ Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1596/978-0-8213-8745-0

New participatory instruments in local governance : cases from Rwanda, South Africa, and Uganda : paper

Abstract: The importance of community participation in Africa is illustrated, using case studies from Rwanda (health services) and Uganda (Local-to-Local Dialogue) that are intended to strengthen both the action and voice of local citizens in delivering public services. Author(s): Matovu, George W.M. Source(s): , 18 p., ill., graphs Published: 2011 Local government managers Australia (LGMA)],…