Decentralization and Forest Governance in Asia and the Pacific: Trends, Lessons and Continuing Challenges
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- Multiple Countries
- Capistrano, D.
Full citation: World Bank, FAO & IFAD, "Gender Issues in Land Policy and Administration," MODULE 4 of GENDER IN AGRICULTURE SOURCEBOOK (October 2008).
Full citation: Cotula, L. and Mathieu, P., "Legal Empowerment in Practice: Using Legal Tools to Secure Land Rights in Africa," IIED & FAO REPORT (May 2008).
Full citation: Joireman, S.F. (2008). "The Mystery of Capital Formation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Women, Property Rights and Customary Law," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 36(7), pages 1233-1246, July. - Economists such as Hernando De Soto have argued that clearly defined property rights are essential to capital formation and ultimately to economic growth and poverty alleviation. This article traces two impediments to the clear definition of property rights in the African context: customary law and the status of women. Both of these issues interfere with the attempt of African countries to rearticulate property law with the goal of capital formation. Constructive attempts to define property rights must address the problem of enforcement in under-resourced environments where changes may not be welcomed.
[Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]
Full citation: ActionAid International, "Securing Women’s Right to Land and Livelihoods: A Key to Ending Hunger and Fighting AIDS," ACTIONAID BRIEFING PAPER (June 2008).
Source: ICRW, HSRC and AfD, "Women’s Property Rights, HIV and AIDS & Domestic Violence: Research Findings from Two Districts in South Africa and Uganda," (HSRC Press, 2008).
Full Citation: Kimani, M., "Women's Struggle to Secure Land Rights," 22(1) AFRICA RENEWAL (April 2008).