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Environment and natural resources are the bedrock of Malawi’s agro-based economy. However, these natural resources are facing increasing pressure. In this regard, CEPA has prioritized natural resources as one of its priority areas in order to promote effective policy implementation on non-renewable natural resources. These non-renewable resources include air, land, minerals and water with air and water being considered as non-renewable in this case due to high rate of pollution and extraction. Resources in this section can be used for awareness, research sties and advocacy information.

 

Full List of Natural Resources Documents Follow:

CEPA Advocacy Strategy 2016-2020

CEPA Advocacy Strategy 2016-2020

This document presents key advocacy issues that Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA) will be focusing on during the period 2016 to 2020.

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Natures Voice -  Volume 12 Issue 1

Natures Voice - Volume 12 Issue 1

A biannual newsletter on policy related issues in climate change, biodiversity, environment and natural resources management

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Assessment of Policy Implementation for Environment and Natural Resources Management in Malawi: Analytical Report December, 2010

Assessment of Policy Implementation for Environment and Natural Resources Management in Malawi: Analytical Report December, 2010

There are a number of challenges to effective implementaon of environment and natural resources management policies and legislation. Poverty, overpopulation and the resulting resource scarcity, capacity constraints within the relevant institutions as well as inherent policy incoherence that make coordination difficult to achieve. Various institutions continue to improve on their respective policy and legislation framework as well as the systems to ensure effective implementation and enforcement . We analyze here some of the main mechanisms these policy and legislation framework utilize for implementation and enforcement; we will assess the effectiveness of these instruments and the opportunities available to improve the governance of environment and natural resources in Malawi. We also consider the need for the revision of the Environment Management Act as the anchor for the ENRM legal framework and make proposals for facilitating its enactment and implementation.

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A Review of the Land Bills 2013

A Review of the Land Bills 2013

An analysis of the drafting issues within and between the land bills as well as between the land bills and related legislation touching on land matters such as those dealing with forestry, water, environment and wildlife. The paper provides a summary of the proposals for addressing the issues identified and highlighted in the analysis

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An Outline of Select Mining Policy and Legislation Frameworks from East and Southern Africa

An Outline of Select Mining Policy and Legislation Frameworks from East and Southern Africa

An outline of key provisions from mining policy and legislation from some selected countries

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An Overview of Communal Land Tenure in Namibia - Unlocking its Economic Potential

An Overview of Communal Land Tenure in Namibia - Unlocking its Economic Potential

An overview of the provision of secure tenure over commonage land rights

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Assessing the Impact of Customary Land Rights Registration on Credit Access by Farmers in Tanzania - A Case Study on Mbozi District

Assessing the Impact of Customary Land Rights Registration on Credit Access by Farmers in Tanzania - A Case Study on Mbozi District

An assessing of how far and to what extent rural land tilting conducted by customary land administration system has managed to promote poor farmers in assessing credit

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Assessment of Mining Policy Implementation in Malawi

Assessment of Mining Policy Implementation in Malawi

A presentation of the findings of the study on mining governance that is aimed at assessing the extent to which ongoing mining activities comply with the existing regulatory framework

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Assessment of Policy Implementation and Legal Compliance in the Environment and Natural Resources Management Sector

Assessment of Policy Implementation and Legal Compliance in the Environment and Natural Resources Management Sector

An analytical report on the processes involved in development of policies and legislature related to natural resource management. The report further looks at the extent of implementation of these policies and enforcement of legislations once they are in place

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Assessment of Policy Implementation for Environment and Natural Resources Management in Malawi

Assessment of Policy Implementation for Environment and Natural Resources Management in Malawi

An analysis of some of the main mechanisms that environmental policy and legislation framework utilize for implementation and enforcement. It assesses the effectiveness of these instruments and the opportunities available to improve the governance of environment and natural resources in Malawi.

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Assessment of Policy Implementation of Relocation Programmes - A Case of Nacala Railway Project

Assessment of Policy Implementation of Relocation Programmes - A Case of Nacala Railway Project

Assessing the implementation of the relocation policy of the Nacala Railway project. The study focused on Mwanza and Neno

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CEPA reports Substantial Progress in Mining Governance  Project

CEPA reports Substantial Progress in Mining Governance Project

An article on the progress that CEPA has made in strengthening mining governance

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CEPA Spearheads Oversight Role on Mining Sector

CEPA Spearheads Oversight Role on Mining Sector

An article on CEPAs oversight role in the mining sector

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CEPA Strategic Plan 2011-2015

CEPA Strategic Plan 2011-2015

A guiding document on the framework for strengthening the governance and management structure and programme focus areas for Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy for the period 2011 to 2015

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CEPA Strategic Plan 2016-2020

CEPA Strategic Plan 2016-2020

A guiding document on the framework for strengthening the governance and management structure and programme focus areas for Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy for the period 2015 to 2020

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Challenges Environmental Affairs Department Faces in Implementing Monitoring and Auditing Programmes

Challenges Environmental Affairs Department Faces in Implementing Monitoring and Auditing Programmes

This paper outlines the challenges that are faced by EAD in monitoring and auditing and provides the recommendations

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Climate Smart Agriculture Policy Review

Climate Smart Agriculture Policy Review

A review of policies and strategies related to climate smart agriculture

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Conversions of Customary Lands to Leasehold Titles - Zambia

Conversions of Customary Lands to Leasehold Titles - Zambia

This brief analyses the conversion process and its impact on rural communities, and discusses proposed solutions for securing customary land rights in Zambia.

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CSO Analysis of the 2011-2014 National Budget Allocation to the ElA Sector

CSO Analysis of the 2011-2014 National Budget Allocation to the ElA Sector

A review on allocations that the sector(EAD) has received in the financial years of 2011/2012, 2012/13 and 2013/14 approved national budgets. The results of the analysis acts as evidence for advocating for increased allocation to specific priority areas in the Environmental Impact Assessment Section to facilitate sustainable development in Malawi.

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DF Lead Farmer Extension and Training Guide on Sustainable Agriculture

DF Lead Farmer Extension and Training Guide on Sustainable Agriculture

The guide contains technical information, and takes into consideration lessons learnt from field experiences. It incorporates step-by-step construction procedures which are easier to follow, simplified to the level of an extension worker and Lead Farmer. The guide also promotes low cost but more sustainable approaches that will assist the farmers to use land-based natural resources in a sustainable manner.

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Distribution Equity in Malawi - Towards Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Natural Resources Management

Distribution Equity in Malawi - Towards Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Natural Resources Management

An examination of a number of policy instruments with reference to how they address poverty reduction in general and use of natural resources for this purpose.

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Effects of Land Tenure and Property Rights on Agricultural Productivity in Ethiopia, Namibia and Bangladesh

Effects of Land Tenure and Property Rights on Agricultural Productivity in Ethiopia, Namibia and Bangladesh

A discussion on the issues related to land tenure system, land rights, agricultural productivity and the effects of climate change. The paper presents an overall view of the above-mentioned themes in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, namely in Ethiopia, Namibia and Bangladesh

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Elements for a Mines and Minerals Development Bill

Elements for a Mines and Minerals Development Bill

This short brief outlines some of the key issues that have been highlighted and some recommendations that may be considered to improve the draft bill.

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Environmental Management tips

Environmental Management tips

This article provides tips on how one can conserve the environment

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FAO Land Tenure Studies 6 - The design of land consolidation pilot projects in Central and Eastern Europe

FAO Land Tenure Studies 6 - The design of land consolidation pilot projects in Central and Eastern Europe

This study provides advice on what countries could do to start a land consolidation pilot project. The guide is based on work undertaken by the Land Tenure Service together with its partners over several years

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FAO Land Tenure Studies 8 - Access to rural land and land administration after violent conflicts

FAO Land Tenure Studies 8 - Access to rural land and land administration after violent conflicts

This volume supports land tenure and land administration specialists who participate in the recreation of land tenure and its administration in countries following violent conflicts

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FAO Land Tenure Studies 9 - Good governance in land tenure and administration

FAO Land Tenure Studies 9 - Good governance in land tenure and administration

This volume supports land tenure and land administration professionals and their partners who are committed to improving governance in a land administration system or in an institution managing lands held under customary tenure.

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Grabbing land in Malawi

Grabbing land in Malawi

This brief explores the role that grabbing of land in Malawi plays contributing to the distribution of land in Malawi. It focuses on various forms of malpractice, corruption or opportunistic behaviours associated with land transfers.

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Growing Income and Nutritional Poverty an Issue of Concern

Growing Income and Nutritional Poverty an Issue of Concern

A press statement on the 2012 CfSC fourth quarter Rural Basic Needs Basket (Rural BNB) survey findings

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Handling land- Innovative Tools for Land Governance and Secure Tenure

Handling land- Innovative Tools for Land Governance and Secure Tenure

The book features land tools developed by the Global Land Tool Network which offer practical ways to solve problems in land administration and management. These range from a simple checklist for conducting a survey or a set of software and accompanying protocols, to a broad set of guidelines and approaches

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Harmonizing Trade Regulation and Environment Management

Harmonizing Trade Regulation and Environment Management

An analysis of the relationship between trade and environment and all matters incidental thereto

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Implications of Nacala Corridor Project to Communities

Implications of Nacala Corridor Project to Communities

A case study on the implications of Nacala Project to communities

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Improving Land Administration and Management in Bangladesh

Improving Land Administration and Management in Bangladesh

The report discusses regulations on land use, transfers, acquisition and settlement, various aspects of land administration and management in Bangladesh

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Improving Land Sector Governance in Malawi - Implementation of the Land Governance Assessment Framework

Improving Land Sector Governance in Malawi - Implementation of the Land Governance Assessment Framework

This report assesses the status of Land governance in Malawi using the Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF)

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International and National Conservation Agriculture Training Courses

International and National Conservation Agriculture Training Courses

A brief indicating the aim of the courses, Target groups, Cost of Training, how to apply and the training schedule and venue

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Land Administration for Sustainable Development

Land Administration for Sustainable Development

The book explains how land administration systems have evolved from linking cadastral land records to demonstrating their inherent power for sharing spatial information that can change the world. It presents ten principles of land administration, along with a toolbox of best practices for realizing the land management paradigm of land tenure, land value, land use, and land development and it also provides ways of dealing with the challenges that land administration systems face to ensure the vision of economic development, social justice, environmental protection, and good governance.

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Land and Agrarian Reform- Historical Background and Challenges

Land and Agrarian Reform- Historical Background and Challenges

A brief history of how we have come to have the policies and laws that govern land ownership in Malawi

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Land Tenure Systems and their Impacts on Food Security and Sustainable Development in Africa

Land Tenure Systems and their Impacts on Food Security and Sustainable Development in Africa

This paper develops an analytic perspective of the linkages between land tenure, food security and sustainable development in the African context

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Malawi Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (MWEITI) Scoping Study

Malawi Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (MWEITI) Scoping Study

A scoping study commissioned by the Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) of the Malawi Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (MWEITI) to prepare the MSG’s decision to define the scope for the start of the EITI reporting cycle

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Measuring Sustainable Development in Malawi

Measuring Sustainable Development in Malawi

An analysis of the legislative framework and actual practice in Malawi in relation to the three pillars of principle 10 of the Rio Declaration. It also includes an assessment of capacity building in key government institutions and non-governmental organizations responsible for implementation and or facilitating implementation of the three access principles.

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Model Mining Development Policy

Model Mining Development Policy

The model policy seeks to provide direction for developing an efficient regulatory and management framework to stimulate private sector investment into the mining sector and ensure that the country benefits in terms of improved revenue, employment creation and sustainable economic development.

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Nacala Corridor Railway Line Relocations - A Case study of Dyna Binali

Nacala Corridor Railway Line Relocations - A Case study of Dyna Binali

A case study on land relocation and compensation practices in national development projects

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Natures Voice - Volume 5 Issue 1

Natures Voice - Volume 5 Issue 1

A biannual newsletter on policy related issues in climate change, biodiversity, environment and natural resources management

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Natures Voice - Volume 5 Issue 2

Natures Voice - Volume 5 Issue 2

A biannual newsletter on policy related issues in climate change, biodiversity, environment and natural resources management

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Natures Voice - Volume 6 Issue 1

Natures Voice - Volume 6 Issue 1

A biannual newsletter on policy related issues in climate change, biodiversity, environment and natural resources management

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Natures Voice - Volume 7 Issue 1 2011

Natures Voice - Volume 7 Issue 1 2011

A biannual newsletter on policy related issues in climate change, biodiversity, environment and natural resources management

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Natures Voice - Volume 7 Issue 2

Natures Voice - Volume 7 Issue 2

A biannual newsletter on policy related issues in climate change, biodiversity, environment and natural resources management

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Natures Voice - Volume 10 Issue 1

Natures Voice - Volume 10 Issue 1

A biannual newsletter on policy related issues in climate change, biodiversity, environment and natural resources management

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Natures Voice - Volume 11 Issue 2

Natures Voice - Volume 11 Issue 2

A biannual newsletter on policy related issues in climate change, biodiversity, environment and natural resources management

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Natures Voice - Volume 7 Issue 1

Natures Voice - Volume 7 Issue 1

A biannual newsletter on policy related issues in climate change, biodiversity, environment and natural resources management

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Natures Voice - Volume 9 Issue 2

Natures Voice - Volume 9 Issue 2

A biannual newsletter on policy related issues in climate change, biodiversity, environment and natural resources management

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Organic Manure - A Sustainable Means to Achieve National Food Security and Economic Empowerment

Organic Manure - A Sustainable Means to Achieve National Food Security and Economic Empowerment

A compilation of experience highlighting importance of organic manure for sustainable agriculture production in Malawi

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Pluralistic Extension Service in Malawi

Pluralistic Extension Service in Malawi

An assessment of the status of extension services in Malawi 10 years after implementation of the pluralistic and demand-driven extension policy.

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Policy Brief on Crop Production Policy

Policy Brief on Crop Production Policy

A brief overview of the National Crop production Policy (2000)

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Policy Brief on Enhancing Access to Environmental Information and Justice

Policy Brief on Enhancing Access to Environmental Information and Justice

A review on the current drafts of the Access to Information Bill and the Environmental Management Bill to determine the manner in which they address the access principles as well as mechanisms for improving access to environmental information and justice as well as public participation in general.

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Policy Brief on Irrigation Policy

Policy Brief on Irrigation Policy

A brief overview of the National Irrigation Policy and Development Strategy (2000)

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Policy Brief on Land Resources Management Policy and Strategy

Policy Brief on Land Resources Management Policy and Strategy

A brief overview of the National Land Resources Management Policy and Strategy (2000)

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Policy Brief on Malawi National Land Policy

Policy Brief on Malawi National Land Policy

A brief summary of the National Land Policy (2000)

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Policy Brief on National Land Resources Management Policy and Strategy (2000)

Policy Brief on National Land Resources Management Policy and Strategy (2000)

This policy serves as an instrument for conservation of land for agriculture and indicates land use and management measures that will help balance and regulate the competing land use for different activities such as forestry and human settlements.

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Policy Brief on National Youth Policy

Policy Brief on National Youth Policy

A brief overview of the National Youth Policy (2013)

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Policy Brief on the National Environmental Policy of Malawi

Policy Brief on the National Environmental Policy of Malawi

A brief summary of the National Environmental Policy (1996)

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Promoting Co-operatives: A guide to ILO Recommendation 193

Promoting Co-operatives: A guide to ILO Recommendation 193

This publication is a guide for those who want to know more about the ILO Recommendation, and how it provides a basis for law and policies on co-operatives. It also shows how and why we need to campaign for co-operatives.

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Report of  Land  and Agrarian  Reform in  Malawi

Report of Land and Agrarian Reform in Malawi

A review of the Malawi land reform process

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Review of the Draft Mines and Minerals Bill 2015

Review of the Draft Mines and Minerals Bill 2015

An analysis and review the draft Mines and Minerals Bill 2015 to highlight the gaps and weaknesses identified in various policy debates and dialogues.

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Status of Policy and Legal Framework for Mining in Malawi

Status of Policy and Legal Framework for Mining in Malawi

An outline of key policy considerations towards a more responsive mining governance framework

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Summary of Revised Environment Management Bill 2006

Summary of Revised Environment Management Bill 2006

This brief outlines the process of revising the EMA 1996, the key changes that have been proposed including the rationale for the proposals and the next steps that are envisaged for finalizing and implementing the new legislation once enacted.

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Summary  of the Review of  the Land Bills 2013

Summary of the Review of the Land Bills 2013

This paper has highlighted some of the key concerns expressed by various civil society organizations such as Land Net, Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, Action Aid International Malawi and Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy.

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Sustainability of the Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Programme

Sustainability of the Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Programme

A policy brief on an assessment of the sustainability of the national Fertilizer Input Subsidy Programme (FISP)

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Tanzania Resettlement Policy Framework

Tanzania Resettlement Policy Framework

This document provides overall guidance on the process of resettlement, in accordance to the Tanzanian laws, and the principles and policy objectives.

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The 2012-2013 Budget Analysis for the Agriculture Sector

The 2012-2013 Budget Analysis for the Agriculture Sector

An analysis of the 2012/13 budget estimates for the Agriculture and Food Security sector.

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The Effects of Rural Land Certification in Securing Land Rights - A Case of Amhra Region, Ethiopia

The Effects of Rural Land Certification in Securing Land Rights - A Case of Amhra Region, Ethiopia

An analysis on the effects of rural land certification in securing land rights in Amhara region. It also looks at the status of land improvement activities made by land holders after government certification programme and extent and composition of disputes over land.

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The  Gender Implications  of Joint  Land  Tilting  in Ethiopia

The Gender Implications of Joint Land Tilting in Ethiopia

A highlight on the gender implications of joint Land tilting in Ethiopia.

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Unbundling Land Administrative Reform - Demand for Second Stage Land Certification in Ethiopia

Unbundling Land Administrative Reform - Demand for Second Stage Land Certification in Ethiopia

An analysis on the effectiveness of the second stage Land Certification in Ethiopia which involves GPS measurement and computer registration.

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Urban Customary Land Practices in Malawi - A Catalyst for Growth of Informal settlement

Urban Customary Land Practices in Malawi - A Catalyst for Growth of Informal settlement

The research seeks to find out the cause of customary land practices in Zomba, how it has contributed to the spread of unplanned settlements and ways to address the problem in a bid to improve housing situation and socio-economic development for the all income groups, with a special focus on the low income group in the city

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Who Benefits from Land Titling - Lessons from Bolivia and Laos

Who Benefits from Land Titling - Lessons from Bolivia and Laos

An illustration on the concern of uneven impacts of formalisation programmes, especially their potentially negative impacts on women

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Bukhu Lothandizira Kulondoloza Ntchito za Migodi

Bukhu lofotokoza ndondomeko zoyenera kutsatidwa ndi olondoloza komanso ogwira ntchito za migodi. A mining accountability monitoring tool.

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