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Cambodia Civil Code

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Cambodia
Creator:
Government of Cambodia
Years:
2011, 2008

Burkina Faso Agrarian and Land Reorganization

There are two versions of this law here: the 1984 law and a version with a 2008 amendment.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Burkina Faso
Creator:
Government of Burkina Faso
Years:
2008, 1984

Thailand Civil and Commercial Code

This is the Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand - this record contains all six books.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Thailand
Creator:
Government of Thailand
Year:
2008

Thailand Land Code

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Thailand
Creator:
Government of Thailand
Years:
2008, 1999, 1954

The Indian Legal System

Collection Type:
Legal Research Resources
Country:
India
Creator:
Srikrishna, B. N.
Year:
2008

Tanzania Unit Titles Act

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Tanzania
Creator:
Parliament of Tanzania
Year:
2008

Kosovo Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Kosovo
Creator:
Government of Kosovo
Year:
2008

The Mystery of Capital Formation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Women, Property Rights and Customary Law

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]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Joireman, S. F.
Year:
2008

Gender, social capital and information exchange in rural Uganda

Full citation: Katungi, E., Edmeades, S., and Smale, M. (2008). Gender, social capital and information exchange in rural Uganda. J. Int. Dev., 20: 35–52. - Established social structures, such as grassroots associations, have contributed to efforts at agricultural development in rural areas. By disaggregating the analysis by the gender of the household head, the study provides a detailed assessment of how differences among male and female heads of households influence information diffusion in rural areas. Results support the premise that social capital significantly influences information exchange among rural households, with evidence of gender disparities in the process. Female heads of households appear to be disadvantaged in their access to information related to agricultural technologies. Local associations have a higher effect among female heads of households while social institutions have a higher effect among male heads of households. An important implication from this result for outreach programs is that different forms of social capital may need to be accounted for in development programs. The results provide support for group-based approaches in technology dissemination. Since both male and female heads of household have the same propensity to join associations, this type of social capital should be encouraged. Strategies that promote gender heterogeneous groups may have a greater impact on information diffusion. Formal extension activity in the village stimulates information exchange, particularly among women that head households.

Finally, the direction of information exchange is also of policy relevance. Both informal and formal mechanisms for information dissemination appear to have a significant impact on a two-way information sharing. This warrants support for formal extension programs and community associations as two complementary mechanisms for information diffusion in rural areas. [Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Uganda
Creator:
Katungi, E., Edmeades, S., and Smale, M.
Year:
2008