Belarus

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Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF)

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    Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure

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    Note: The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (The VGGTs) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2012.

    The "VGGT indicators" dataset has been created by Nicholas K. Tagliarino, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen, with support from Daniel Babare and Myat Noe (LLB Students, University of Groningen). The indicators assess national laws in 50 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America against international standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement as established by Section 16 of the VGGTs.

    Each indicator relates to a principle established in section 16 of the VGGTs. Hold the mouse against the small "i" button above for a more detailed explanation of the indicator.

    Answering the questions posed by these indicators entails analyzing a broad range of national-level laws, including national constitutions, land acquisition acts, land acts, community land acts, agricultural land acts, land use regulations, and some court decisions.

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    August 2013

    The world's worst nuclear accident
    occurred in Chernobyl on April 26, 1986, releasing at least
    100 times as much radiation as the atomic bombs dropped on
    Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The most affected country was
    Belarus, for which the environmental, health, and other
    consequences of the Chernobyl accident were disastrous. The
    present report reveals that notable differences exist
    between zones with relatively mild levels of contamination

    July 2014

    Productivity in Belarus'
    agricultural sector has improved considerably, but large
    parts of crop and livestock production are not
    internationally competitive. The state's regulatory and
    fiscal support system for agriculture has been instrumental
    in improving the sector's performance. But the massive
    distortions to agricultural incentives it creates to prevent
    the sector from reaching its full potential. And the high