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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2016
    Brazil, Colombia, United States of America, South Africa, Southern Africa

    The author describes a new type of negotiated land reform that relies on voluntary land transfers negotiated between buyers and sellers, with the government's role restricted to establishing the necessary framework for negotiation and making a land purchase grant available to eligible beneficiaries. This approach has emerged-following the end of the Cold War and broad macroeconomic adjustment--as many countries face a second generation of reforms to address deep-rooted structural problems and provide a basis for sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.

  2. Library Resource
    A Practical Guide for Mining-Affected Communities
    Manuals & Guidelines
    May, 2016
    South Africa, Global

    This guide seeks to highlight the steps that concerned parties and communities can take to address the challenges that mining poses on communities. It gives communities the tools they need to understand the law that governs mining and to protect their rights. Although it focuses on South Africa, the tools proposed will be relevant for communities facing similar issues in other countries.

    This resource is part of the CCSI’s Directory of Community Guidance on Agreements Relating to Agriculture or Forestry Investment.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2017
    Lesotho

    This DPhil dissertation  explores the logic, methods, and outcomes of a U.S. government- sponsored land reform in Lesotho, Southern Africa. The reform was part of a $363 million grant from the Millennium Challenge Corporation to the Kingdom of Lesotho that funded a sweeping change. Instead of local chiefs administering and allocating land, the power shifted to bureaucrats and landholders, who received leasehold titles to their land.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2016
    Lesotho

    Maps are instrumental in the commodification of land and its exchange in markets. The critical cartog- raphy literature emphasizes the ‘‘power of maps” to (re)define property relations through their descrip- tive and prescriptive attributes. But how do maps work to achieve these outcomes? This paper examines the notion of maps as ‘‘inscription devices” that turn land into a commodity that can be bought and sold by investors. It is based on the analysis of a land reform project in the Southern African country of Lesotho.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2016
    Lesotho

    Development agencies are increasingly making decisions and evaluating success on the basis of an ever-growing supply of data. Some argue that the proliferation of data improves development outcomes for states and people targeted by agencies' interventions, as well as the accountability of those agencies. Others argue that problems of selection bias, a lack of longitudinal records, and misuse of data can ignore or even exacerbate the problems that development agencies seek to mitigate.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2016
    Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa

    Variability in woody plant species, vegetation assemblages and anthropogenic activities derails the efforts to have common approaches for estimating biomass and carbon stocks in Africa. In order to suggest management options, it is important to understand the vegetation dynamics and the major drivers governing the observed conditions. This study uses data from 29 sentinel landscapes (4640 plots) across the southern Africa. We used T-Square distance method to sample trees.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Namibia, Southern Africa

    Achieving cooperation in natural resource management is always
    a challenge when incentives exist for an individual to maximise her short term
    benefits at the cost of a group. We study a public good social dilemma in water
    infrastructure provision on land reform farms in Namibia. In the context of the
    Namibian land reform, arbitrarily mixed groups of livestock farmers have to share
    the operation and maintenance of water infrastructure. Typically, water is mainly
    used for livestock production, and livestock numbers are subject to high fluctuations

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Southern Africa

    Irrigation development in Sub-Saharan Africa has lagged significantly behind that in other developing countries. Consequently, economic development and food security are also lagging behind. Since the mid-2000s there has been a resurgence in the willingness to invest in irrigation, and Sub-Saharan Africa has the largest potential of any developing region to benefit from it. However, to gain from new investment in irrigation without repeating past failures, it is critical to develop a business model for small-scale irrigation schemes.

  9. Library Resource

    A Practical Guide

    Manuals & Guidelines
    January, 2017
    South Africa

    Reforming Urban Laws in Africa, A Practical Guide, was written by Stephen Berrisford and the late Patrick McAuslan. It provides hands-on guidance to officials, practitioners and researchers working on the urgent task of improving, modernising and rationalising urban legislation in the Sub-Saharan region. 

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