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  1. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    November, 2003
    Southern Africa, Africa

    In recognition of the problem of land tenure security and its effect on sustainable development, a study on Land tenure systems and sustainable development in Southern Africa was included in the ECA-SA work program. A draft publication on the findings of the study has been prepared. The publication addresses two core land tenure topics: (1) Land tenure security, and (2) Land rights of women and other groups.

  2. Library Resource
    Regulations
    March, 2003
    Namibia

    These Regulations, made in terms of section 45 of the Communal Land Reform Act, provide with respect to a wide variety of matters concerning communal land and communal land rights. Part I deals with (application for) customary land rights. It specifies the maximum size of land that may be held under customary land right and specifies particulars pertaining to allocation of customary land right.

  3. Library Resource
    December, 2003
    Namibia

    In the light of the global discussion on

    reducing public and private expenditure on

    cadastral processes and services, this

    article reviews the transaction costs of

    land registration, based on data gathered in

    Namibia. The data show a large

    differentiation in the types of costs

    incurred in the process, as well as various

    levels of cost recovery. In addition, the

    degree to which delays in the operational

    registration processes influence the total

    cost to land developers and landowners is

    reviewed.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2003
    Ethiopia, Southern Africa, Eastern Africa

    This shadow report, produced by NEWA and EWLA, offers a critique of the Ethiopian government's CEDAW report by looking at three broad areas: economic and socio-cultural status of women, equality in marriage and family relations and violence against women. The report acknowledges the considerable efforts made by the Ethiopian government to address its CEDAW obligations, but cites weak enforcement, poor policy guidelines and a lack of institutional commitment as ongoing problems.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2004
    Kenya, Zambia, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa

    What are the links between HIV/AIDS and women's property rights in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)? This paper asks if women's lack of rights increases household poverty and their own vulnerability to infection, and if securing these rights can reduce the impacts of the epidemic on poverty. The paper notes that gender inequality in land ownership is common in SSA, due to male preference in inheritance, male bias in state programmes of land distribution, and gender inequality in the land market.

  6. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2004
    Slovenia, Liechtenstein, Bangladesh, Slovakia, El Salvador, Croatia, Chile, Zimbabwe, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Australia, Tanzania, Poland, India, Brazil, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, Global, Central America, Eastern Africa, South America, Southern Africa, Eastern Asia, Caribbean, Southern Asia, Central Asia

    Citizenship is an abstract concept and therefore great care must be taken in explaining what it means in practice and what can effectively be done in the context of development interventions and policy. Development projects which enhance the ability of marginalised groups to access and influence decision-making bodies are implicitly if not explicitly working with concepts of citizenship. Citizenship is about concrete institutions, policy and structures and the ways in which people can shape them using ideas of rights and participation.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2003
    Bangladesh, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Namibia, Central Asia, Global, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, Southern Asia

    This publication comes out of the Gender, Citizenship and Governance programme of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Netherlands. The project aimed to develop good practice in changing governance institutions to promote gender equality, enhance citizen participation and build accountability of public administration systems. Action research projects were conducted with 16 women's organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in eight countries in Southern Africa and South Asia (South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh).

  8. Library Resource
    January, 2003
    South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    This paper examines the experiences of implementation of land reform policies in the Eastern Cape through a series of case studies.It looks at how attempts at redistribution, restitution and land tenure reform have resulted in a variety of models and approaches.

  9. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2004
    Sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa

    This brief paper argues that through co-ownership, co-operatives offer a significant pathway for poor beneficiaries to secure land, wealth and financial resources - with benefits being augmented through sound institutions, human capital development and grant support.

  10. Library Resource
    January, 2003
    South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    This policy brief argues that the time, funding and institutional support required to carry out tenure reform in South Africa have been seriously under-estimated. Reformed tenure rights are ineffective and vulnerable if isolated from other entitlements such as training, finance and integrated development initiatives.

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