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Policy Papers & Briefs
June 2006
Mozambique

Mozambique is one of the countries in Africa receiving significant amounts of development assistance. It owes this privileged position to many factors. First of all, after a protracted civil war which lasted from the late seventies to the early nineties, Mozambique’s then Marxist oriented government and the “right-wing” Renamo rebels signed a peace agreement which has since held.

Reports & Research
May 2006
Myanmar

A savage onslaught by the Burmese army in Karen State has displaced thousands and seriously undermined any government talk‑ about democratic reform...

"Up to four families squash into half-finished bamboo structures of three or four rooms built into the side of a mountain. Those on the other side of the mountain still wait for suitable shelter.

Reports & Research
May 2006
Myanmar

As thousands of displaced Karen fill temporary shelters along the Salween River in Burma, their plight has yet to mobilize the international community...

Reports & Research
May 2006
Myanmar

Ending the Waiting Game: Strategies for Responding to Internally Displaced People in Burma" argues that the crisis in Burma has reached a point where displaced people and other vulnerable populations simply cannot wait any longer for outside assistance, including health services, education, food production and building the capacity of civil society organizations in the country. U.S.

Reports & Research
May 2006
Myanmar

...Over the past ten years the SPDC has undertaken numerous 'development projects' across Karen State, consistently claiming that these are purely for the good of the people. Such projects however are anything but, invariably bringing with them an increase in human rights violations in the area surrounding the development site.

Journal Articles & Books
May 2006
Brazil

O tema do mercado de terras integra a agenda contemporânea das políticas agrárias, tanto no Brasil como em outros países. No caso brasileiro, decorre da história de ocupação do território e da própria formação social e econômica que produziram um quadro de ilegalidade, de instabilidade jurídica e de fragilidade institucional.

Policy Papers & Briefs
April 2006
Uganda

The meaning and scope of the concept of Community-Based Property Rights (CBPR) has become a dominant feature of conservation and development policy discourse over the last decade.

Demystifying customary tenure
Conference Papers & Reports
March 2006
Zambia

Customary tenure has been associated with absence of individual ownership, inadequate security of tenure, weak institutions, causing environmental degradation, and discriminating against women. These perceptions are re-looked at in the light of personal experience and observations, and literature review in the context of Zambia.

UFPE
Reports & Research
March 2006
Latin America and the Caribbean
South America
Brazil

Esta tese, intitulada Índios e Terras Ceará: 1850-1880, analisa o aparente desaparecimento dos povos indígenas no Ceará, na segunda metade do século XIX, contextualizado por diferentes processos de territorialização e de relações interétnicas, e também respaldado pelo silenciamento oficial quanto ao reconhecimento desta etnia.

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