Land Rights Adjudication: Developing Principles and Processes for ESTA and Labour Tenant Right ’ Holders
- Collection Type:
- South Africa
- Kingwill, R., Dr.
Full citation: Meinzen-Dick, R.S., and R. Pradhan. (2002). Legal pluralism and dynamic property rights. CAPRi Working Paper 22. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute.
Spanish Name: Ley del Resitro de Predios Rurales
Full citation: Kumar, N. and Quisumbing, A. (2015). “Policy Reform toward Gender Equality in Ethiopia: Little by Little the Egg Begins to Walk.” World Development 67, 406-23.
Full citation: ICRW (2006) Property Ownership and Inheritance Rights of Women for Social Protection – the South Asia Experience, Synthesis Report of Three Studies, International Center for Research on Women.
Full citation: Schlager, E., & Ostrom, E. (1992). Property-Rights Regimes and Natural Resources: A Conceptual Analysis. Land Economics, 68(3), 249-262.
iied Land acquisitions and rights | Policy and planning Blog on 24 March 2015
Full citation: Goldstein, Markus; Houngbedji, Kenneth; Kondylis, Florence; O'Sullivan, Michael; Selod, Harris. 2016. Securing Property Rights for Women and Men in Rural Benin. Gender Innovation Lab Policy Brief; No. 14. World Bank, Washington, DC.
This brief details a project that implemented the Starting With Women (SWW) approach with three mining associations in one district in Karamoja in the northern part of Uganda from 2018-2019. It describes the context of the project, how the SWW approach was adapted to that context, and key initial results. It draws primarily from the project's Baseline Study Report, Mid-Term Review Brief, and Endline Study Report.
Full citation: Lovo, S. (2016) Tenure Insecurity and Investment in Soil Conservation. Evidence from Malawi. World Development, Vol. 78, pp 219-299.
Full citation: Rosenblum, D. (2015). Unintended Consequences of Women's Inheritance Rights on Female Mortality in India. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 63(2), 223-248.
Full Citation: Horneby D, Kingwill R, Royston L and Cousins B (eds) Untitled: Securing Land Tenure in Urban and Rural South Africa (2017 University of KwaZulu-Natal Press).
iied Land acquisitions and rights | Law | Natural resource management > Legal tools for citizen empowerment Blog on 28 April 2015.
"This brief highlights the intersections between land programs/projects and violence against women and girls (VAWG) while providing recommendations for policy, institutional and community level interventions that may address VAWG or the underlying norms and attitudes that contribute to the use of violence against women. We hope Task Teams take time to read this short brief, along with the resource guide introduction. We hope to see more project related activities or components related to the prevention or response to VAWG within our land operations in the future and hope this resource give you a starting point for considering this development challenge affecting 1/3rd of women worldwide."
Full citation: Mendola, M., & Simtowe, F. (2015). The Welfare Impact of Land Redistribution: Evidence from a Quasi-Experimental Initiative in Malawi. World Development, 72, 53–69.
University of Milan - Dept of Economics - Working Paper Series - Sept. 2012
Full citation: Budlender, D. and Alma, E., "Women and Land: Securing Rights for Better Lives," IDRC PAPERS (November 2011). - This book focuses on recent findings from sub Saharan Africa on women and land. It finds:
• Participation-oriented research methods are much more likely to bring about immediate benefits than other, more traditional research methods.
• Merely passing legislation is of little effect without the necessary resources for implementation, without informing and educating all relevant actors on the provisions of the legislation, without monitoring the reforms, and without effective sanctions on failure to implement.
• It is crucial both to consult and involve women when designing reforms and monitoring their implementation.
• Women’s access to land does not simply hinge on a choice between customary and statutory systems. Rather, we are faced with a more complex question of how the two systems interact and are used by different groups of women and men. The research also emphasizes the need to think about customary law as “living” and evolving.
• Addressing land injustices requires varied approaches that streamline and consolidate numerous land laws in a given country. It is vital to establish and maintain links among research, policy, practice, and people.
• The importance of providing teaching and training in a variety of disciplines for a young generation of women in Africa cannot be overstated.
[Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]
Full citation: Jayoti Gupta, Women Second in the Land Agenda, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL WEEKLY, May 4 2002
Full citation: Harari, M., (2016). Women’s inheritance rights and bargaining power: evidence from Kenya. The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Full citation: Deininger, K., Goyal, A. and Nagarajan, H., "Women's Inheritance Rights and Intergenerational Transmission of Resources in India," 46 THE JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOUCES 2 (2013). - Using inheritance patterns over three generations of individuals, this study assesses the impact of changes in the Hindu Succession Act, which grant daughters equal coparcenary birth rights in joint family property, that were denied to daughters in the past. The study shows that the amendment significantly increased daughters’ likelihood to inherit land, but that even after the amendment, substantial bias persists. There were no detectable changes before the legal amendment, with a sharp increase in land bequests to daughters occurring only after HSAA became effective. The effect persists over time, showing a modest but significant upward trend, in line with a gradual pattern of dissemination and learning. [Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]
Full citation: Meinzen-Dick, R., Quisumbing, A. R., Theis, S., & Doss, C. R. (2017). Women’s Land Rights as a Pathway to Poverty Reduction: Framework and Review of Available Evidence. Washington, DC.
Full citation: Doss, C., & R. Meinzen-Dick. (2018). Women’s Land Tenure Security: A Conceptual Framework. Seattle, WA: Research Consortium.
Full citation: Peterman, A. (2011) Women’s Property Rights and Gendered Policies: Implications for Women’s Long-term Welfare in Rural Tanzania, The Journal of Development Studies, 47:1, 1-30.