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Will Formalising Property Rights Reduce Poverty in South Africa's 'Second Economy'? Questioning the Mythologies of Hernando de Soto

"De Soto’s influential book The mystery of capital offers a simple yet beguiling message: capitalism can be made to work for the poor, through formalising their property rights in houses, land and small businesses. This approach resonates strongl...

Pour une Veritable Concertation sur les Enjeux et Objectifs d'une Reforme Fonciere au Senegal / Towards real Dialogue on the Issues and Objectives of Land Reform in Senegal

"Senegal’s National Domain Law was passed in 1964 with the aim of ensuring all citizens standardised management of and equal access to land. This law was not, however, without its limitations, which have had negative consequences on the country’s ...

Replacer l’Agriculture au Coeur des Politiques de Développement / Putting Agriculture at the Heart of Development Policies

"In the context of segmentation of family farms, the government should: (i)solve structural issues related to land management by allowing actors operating land to be secured through the acquisition of real property rights; (ii) ensure that the lim...

Cadre d’Analyse de la Gouvernance Foncière au Sénégal (CAGF) / Analytical Framework for Land Management in Senegal (CAGF)

"The analytical framework for land management (CAGF) is a diagnostic tool that allows for the assessment of a country’s land management policies. The CAGF is a participatory process that was implemented in Senegal in October 2012 and that is expec...

Climate Risk Management through Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

"Empirical evidence has shown that farmers can adapt to climate change by using sustainable land and water management (SLWM) practices that provide local mitigation benefits, reducing or offsetting the negative effects of climate change at the lev...

Land Management - Competing Roles and Responsibilities between Ministry of Rural Development and Preservation of National Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing

This paper titled: "Competing roles and responsibilities between Ministry of Rural Development, and, Preservation of National Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, and Ministry of Lands and Rural Rese...

Building an Effective Advocacy Movement for Sustainable and Equitable Agricultural Development in Africa Agricultural Policy-Making in Kenya

"This study examines the historical and current performance of the smallholder sector in Kenya. It analyses some of the strategies smallholders and their allies have forged to respond to the diminishing government budgetary allocations to the sect...

L'Analyse Critique des Differentes Etudes Produites par le Gouvernement, les Acteurs non Etatiques et les Partenaires au Developpement sur le Foncier et Portant sur la Place Reservee aux Droits Collectifs Fonciers /Critical Analysis of the Various Studies

The primary purpose of these studies is mainly to document situations and realities to enable the implementation of public projects and development programs. But still, the inclusion of collective rights now become essential and a responsibility o...

Une Revue Critique de la Position des Acteurs sur la Réforme Foncière au Sénégal /A Critical Review of the Position of the Actors on Land Reform in Senegal

In Senegal, like the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa, the land question includes various issues and engages multiple actors: i.e. government, non-state actors (NGOs and farmers' organizations), local authorities, bilateral and multilateral partners, th...

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