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Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2021Lesotho
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2021Eswatini
This detailed timeline provides further background information on the history and land governance of Eswatini summarised in the Land Portal country profile
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMarch, 2021Canada, Chile, Spain, United Kingdom, Greece, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, United States of America, South Africa, Southern Africa
Nature-based solutions (NbS) include all the landscape’s ecological components that have a function in the natural or urban ecosystem. Memorial Parking Trees (MPTs) are a new variant of a nature-based solution composed of a bioswale and a street tree allocated in the road, occupying a space that is sub-utilised by parked cars. This infill green practice can maximise the use of street trees in secondary streets and have multiple benefits in our communities. Using GIS mapping and methodology can support implementation in vulnerable neighbourhoods.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMarch, 2021Australia, Hungary, Lesotho, Romania, Slovakia, United States of America
Marginal and less-favored regions are characterized by negative migration balance, lower living standards, aging of the population, a lower number of employment opportunities, lower educational level, and lower investments in the territory. Gemer is one of these regions in Slovakia. On the other hand, the Gemer region has a very interesting history and many cultural monuments, nature protection areas, and UNESCO World Heritage sites that create options for tourism development. The monuments of the Gothic Road have the potential for religious tourism.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2016Brazil, 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.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2018Brazil, Colombia, United States of America, South Africa, Southern Africa
Inequality in land ownership remains a major issue in many developing countries, such as Brazil, Colombia, and South Africa. Donors advocate a new model of "willing-buyer/willing-seller\", market-led land redistribution, but actual redistribution has fallen short of expectations. Little effort has been made so far to formalize the obstacles to market-led land redistribution.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2013Botswana
Poverty incidence is one of the most critical concerns in Botswana and the government has resolved to eradicate this problem and ensure that every citizen live in a dignified and acceptable condition consistent with the national aspirations as set out in the National Vision 2016. Currently, rural areas are persistently experiencing the highest poverty incidence compared to any other place in the country. This has been the case ever since we have measured the extent of the poverty problem in 1985/86.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2015South Africa, Southern Africa
While land reforms have long been motivated as a potential policy lever of rural growth and development, there is remarkably little evidence of the direct impacts of such reforms. In an effort to fill this lacunae, this paper examines South Africa's Land Redistribution for Agricultural Development (LRAD) program. We show that the implementation of this program operates as a natural experiment in which self-selected and administratively-filltered LRAD applicants receive land transfers at random points in time.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Armenia, Barbados, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Gambia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Southern Africa
As of 2017, SGP has awarded over 3,800 small grants to land degradation projects in over 120 countries, many of which are in regions with extreme levels of poverty and food insecurity across Africa and Latin America. Africa, in particular, is experiencing the highest population growth of the developing world, while being exposed and vulnerable to the rising impact from climate change.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2019Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Vietnam, South Africa, Southern Africa
A new report developed by GIZ highlights success factors and 7 practical entry points for mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) into policies and planning, based on 16 case studies from Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Philippines and Viet Nam in the following contexts:
1. National climate change policies (NDC, NAP)
2. National public investment allocation and project screening
3. Sectoral adaptation plans (water resources, protected areas, disaster risk reduction)
4. Land-use planning (spatial planning & landscape management)
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