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reforms

A reform is a modification of an existing law or institution, either by the revision of an existing law or by the enactment of a new law.

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January 2011
China
Eastern Asia
Oceania

This study assesses the determinants of forest land allocation to households in the forest tenure reforms in China in the period 1980-2005 using data from three provinces in Southern China; Fujian, Jiang Xi and Yunnan. Furthermore, it assesses the current level of tenure security on forest land and how this tenure security is affected by past and more recent policy changes.

January 2011
Nepal
Norway
Southern Asia
Europe

The caste system is an intricate part of the institutional structure as well as class formation, political instability and conflicts in Nepal. The most severely discriminated group in the caste system is the Dalits, the so-called “untouchables”. Dalits faced religious, occupational and even, territorial discrimination.

Reports & Research
December 2010
Africa

Fears of food insecurity, water scarcity and the search for diminishing natural resources are making land our most precious asset. This edition of Food Ethics takes a closer look at some of these pressures on land in the UK and the developing world, and assesses the best ways of tackling them. Includes short articles on global land grabbing, Zimbabwe’s land reform, gender and land reforms.

Reports & Research
November 2010
Zambia
Africa

Includes background to women’s land rights in Zambia; policy and legal reforms of the1990s; key findings – gender insensitivity on land laws and policies, the high cost of legal fees to handle land disputes, the limited benefits of title deeds for women, lack of awareness on land policy process, land grabbing and disinheritance, lack of security of tenure, lack of access to justice; conclusions

Reports & Research
May 2010
Kenya
Africa

Covers what is ‘land’ and what ‘property’ in the proposed Constitution?; where is land covered; common questions…with some answers; what does the proposed Constitution actually say and not say about land?; so what is the verdict? Concludes that it opens the door to significant reforms and failure to perform could be a matter of challenge in the courts.

January 2010
Pakistan
Southern Asia

Women’s land ownership and control have important connections with their empowerment in Pakistan’s agricultural context. However, the link between these has largely remained unexplored; and there has been negligible research to determine how many women own or control land in Pakistan.

Journal Articles & Books
Reports & Research
January 2010
Brazil

A partir de una visión alternativa de la izquierda, que privilegia aquellos procesos colectivos no capturados por las lógicas sistémicas de los partidos, el mercado o el Estado, los authores presentan un recorrido de las conquistas y perspectivas del Movimiento de los Trabajadores Rurales Sin Tierra (MST) a lo largo de sus 25 años de existencia, esbozando una interpretación de los límites, cont

World Bank
Legislation & Policies
June 2009
Global

This article examines the evolution of policy recommendations concerning rural land issues since the formulation of the World Bank’s “Land Reform Policy Paper” in 1975.

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