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ministry of lands and natural resources
30 June 2020
Ghana

The government, through the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, has advised individuals and investors interested in acquiring lands in the Voltaian Basin to contact the Lands Commission for guidance and assistance.

Keppel takes data centers to sea in land-scarce Singapore
7 November 2020
Singapore

Main photo: A Keppel employee stands at a company shipyard in Singapore. The group sees floating data centers as the next step in diversifying beyond its shipbuilding roots.   © Reuters

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Allocates Portion of Key Lake to Daughter of Land Minister
2 November 2020
Cambodia

Main photo - A man casts a fishing net into a lake on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Aug. 12, 2018. Reuters.

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has allocated more than 10 hectares (25 acres) of state land to the daughter of the country’s land minister from a key lake in the capital Phnom Penh that is under threat from overdevelopment.

Communities need land rights to gain from investments
26 October 2020
Western Africa
Global

Communities being able to participate on an equal basis in land governance is key to food security and inclusive development. How can securing land rights pave the way for responsible investments and what can we learn from experiences with the palm oil industry? To answer these questions we turn to West Africa where two activists are fighting for their communities’ right to land.

Community Participation and Inclusion during a Pandemic
20 October 2020
Ethiopia
Mozambique
Dominican Republic
Colombia
Ecuador
Global

How can we reconcile the hazards of social interaction in a COVID-19 world with the importance of community participation to the successful, and sustainable, implementation of on-going land projects?

Indonesian officials linked to mining and ‘dirty energy’ firms benefiting from deregulation law
26 November 2020
Indonesia
  • Top Indonesian ministers who pushed for the passage of a deregulation bill that benefits the mining and “dirty energy” industry have links to some of those very companies, a new report shows.
  • The report by a coalition of NGOs highlights “massive potential for conflicts of interest” in the drafting and passage of the so-called omnibus bill on job creation.
Controversial Chinese Development Project in Laos Moves Closer to Government Approval
20 October 2020
Laos

Main photo: The area of China's proposed Vang Vieng development project in Laos is shown in a March 2019 photo (RFA).

A controversial Chinese development project in Laos is now moving ahead despite environmentalists’ warnings and long delays caused by villagers’ objections to surveys of their land by the Chinese firm, Lao sources say.

Area burned in Indonesia fires ‘greater than the Netherlands’
22 October 2020
Indonesia


Greenpeace slams Indonesia for lack of action against the palm oil sector as vast areas of forests burned in five years.

Felda plans to regain control of 350,000ha land leased to FGV, says chairman
18 October 2020
Malaysia


Main photo: Felda intends to reclaim some 350,000 hectares of land that it has leased to FGV Holdings Berhad to shore up its financial position. — Reuters pic

9 August 2020
Cambodia

The government is donating 168ha in Botum Sakor National Park in Koh Kong to the Royal Group to build a 700MW coal-fired power plant.

A sub-decree obtained by The Post on Sunday said the Ministry of Environment has to work in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and Finance and others to prepare the deal.

25 August 2020
Cameroon

(Business in Cameroon) - On August 14, 2020, Ousmanou Biri, the regional president of the association for the cultural development of Cameroonian Mbororos - a community of sheep-breeding nomads well known in Cameroon- sent correspondence to the Minister of Land Affairs  Henri Eyébé Ayissi.

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Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies

The primary purpose of the journal is to promote publications of original research related to the Malaysian economy. It is also designed to serve as an outlet for studies on the South-east Asian countries and the Asian region. The journal also considers high-quality works related to other regions that provide relevant policy lessons to Malaysia. The journal is receptive to papers in all areas of economics. We encourage specifically contributions on all range of economic topics of an applied or policy nature.

Agribank is a State-Owned Enterprise with the mandate to promote the growth and development of agriculture through affordable and innovative financing. Agribank has been operating in Namibia for over 25 years.

Agribank Act No. 5/2003, as amended, provide the legal framework for regulating the business of the bank and to expand the business operations to be responsive to the changing environment. The Act mandates Agribank to advance money to persons or financial intermediaries to promote agriculture and activities related to agriculture.

Asia Pacific Viewpoint

Asia Pacific Viewpoint publishes academic research in geography and allied disciplines on the economic and social development of the Asia Pacific. Particular attention is paid to the interplay between development and the environment and to the growing interconnections between countries in the region. Coverage includes:

Asia Survey

The only academic journal of its kind produced in the United States, Asian Survey provides a comprehensive retrospective of contemporary international relations within South, Southeast, and East Asian nations. As the Asian community’s matrix of activities becomes increasingly complex, it is essential to have a sourcebook for sound analysis of current events, governmental policies, socio-economic development, and financial institutions. In Asian Survey you’ll find that sourcebook.

Badabon Sangho is (a non-profit and non political organisation) working since June 2015 by a group of motivated and dedicated single women in Southwest region of Bangladesh. We believe that communities are best-suited to identify their needs, and the steps required to change their lives.  We work to create economic options, build capacity and self-reliance of grassroots women so they are able to lead their own socio-economic development activities.

Bertelsmann Stiftung

The Bertelsmann Stiftung is committed to ensuring everyone can participate in society. Since the foundation was established in 1977, roughly 380 employees at our Gütersloh headquarters and other international locations have developed a wide range of projects and initiatives designed to achieve this goal.

Recognizing that the real economic growth necessary to achieve the country’s developmental goals lies in the development of a healthy private sector, the government undertook a program of reform to promote private sector investment. As part of this reform program, the Law on Foreign Investment in the Kingdom of Cambodia of 1994 established the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). This law made the CDC the highest decision-making level of the government for private and public sector investment.

Our mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs, and to make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest places.

The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) is an independent policy research and advocacy organisation. It is one of South Africa’s leading development think tanks, focusing on critical national development issues and their relationship to inclusive economic growth and democratic consolidation. By examining South African and international experience, CDE formulates practical policy proposals outlining ways in which South Africa can tackle major social and economic challenges. CDE has a special focus on the role of business and markets in development.

CDE’s mission is to contribute to sustainable development in countries of the North, South, and East, through:
- research partnerships
- education and training
- development of concepts and tools
- raising awareness,
- policy advice.

CDE focuses on:
- management of natural resources,
- integrated regional development, and

O CENTRO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO AGROECOLÓGICO SABIÁ é uma organização não governamental com sede no Recife, Pernambuco, fundada em 1993, que trabalha para promoção da agricultura familiar dentro dos princípios da agroecologia. Desenvolvendo e multiplicando a Agricultura Agroflorestal, também conhecida como Agrofloresta ou Sistemas Agroflorestais. Juridicamente é uma associação civil de direito privado sem finalidade econômica, de natureza técnico-ecológica e educacional.

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