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Land policy, administration and management are areas of strong client demand for technical advice and operational support. This review sought to help the Bank better position itself to present coherent advice on policy, institutional arrangements and practice. The potential implications are a lowering of reputational risk to the Bank; greater efficiency in the process including joint da ...

SUBJECT: legal framework; land ownership; agricultural areas; implementation procedures; squatters

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Over the coming decades, land policy and administration, for urban as well as rural areas, will be critical for Ethiopia's development. The vast majority of people making up the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia's (FDRE) predominantly agricultural economy live in rural areas. Finally, land policies and administration can contribute significantly to the objectives of promoting gend ...

SUBJECT: irrigated land; land ownership; allocation of land; water resources; land market

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The World Bank's revised forest policy came into being in 2002 and covers all types of forests. It has the following key objectives: (i) harnessing the potential of forests to reduce poverty in a sustainable manner; (ii) integrating forests effectively into sustainable development; and (iii) protecting vital local and global environmental services and values. The policy enables the bank ...

SUBJECT: logging; opportunity costs; forest policy; highlands; forest area

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This is covers land administration and reform in Sub-Saharan Africa, and is highly relevant to all developing countries around the world. It provides simple practical steps to turn the hugely controversial subject of "land grabs" into a development opportunity by improving land governance to reduce the risks of dispossessing poor landholders while ensuring mutually beneficial investors' ...

SUBJECT: central governments; legal framework; labor markets; farmlands; land ownership

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The pattern of global land use has important implications for the world's food and timber supplies, bioenergy, biodiversity and other eco-system services. However, the productivity of this resource is critically dependent on the world's climate, as well as investments in, and dissemination of improved technology. This creates massive uncertainty about future land use requirements which ...

SUBJECT: degraded lands; climate scenarios; global ecology; potash; allocation of land

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During the Fifth Replenishment Phase of the Global Environment Facility (GEF-5), portfolio monitoring and learning review were introduced as key components of knowledge management in the GEF Secretariat. These strategies were intended to address the need to generate knowledge on innovative practices, experiences, and lessons from projects financed by the GEF. In that regard, the Land De ...

SUBJECT: carbon in biomass; natural resource management; sustainable use of ecosystems; land degradation prevention; sustainable solutions

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This report analyzes land issues in Sri Lanka, which cannot be seen in isolation from the ethnic and political conflict and, at the same time, even though land conflict is often linked with the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, a large number of land conflicts in the North and East can be resolved prior to a full and national political solution to the ethnic situation. This report analyzes ...

SUBJECT: soils; land values; land use; acreage; land ownership

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This report evaluates the legal framework for rural land rights, the regulations of rural housing sites, the effects of land requisition on farmers who lose land, and some selected issues affecting urban land rights. The focus of this report is how to enhance property rights in a number of different contexts. The report makes a series of specific policy recommendations for rural agricul ...

SUBJECT: land use; lands; mediator; rural women; land ownership

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Interest in farmland is rising. And, given commodity price volatility, growing human and environmental pressures, and worries about food security, this interest will increase, especially in the developing world. One of the highest development priorities in the world must be to improve smallholder agricultural productivity, especially in Africa. Smallholder productivity is essential for ...

SUBJECT: degraded lands; crop land; global interest; allocation of land; rural development strategies

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Economic, agronomic, and biophysical drivers affect global land use, so all three influences need to be considered in evaluating economically optimal allocations of the world's land resources. A dynamic, forward-looking optimization framework applied over the course of the coming century shows that although some deforestation is optimal in the near term, in the absence of climate change ...

SUBJECT: welfare function; degraded lands; consumer demand; environmental assessment; allocation

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