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Focus on Land in Africa: Mali Lesson Brief, Tenure Insecurity in Urban Mali

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This lesson brief focuses on how issues of unaffordable land and land formalization processes in Mali have fueled tenure insecurity for the urban poor.  It is part of the Focus on Land in Africa: Land Tenure and Property Rights online educational tool. In Mali, many of the urban poor face tenure insecurity which leaves them vulnerable to expropriation, landlessne

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January 2011

Focus on Land in Africa: Mali Lesson Brief, Farmer-Herder Conflicts

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This lesson brief explores the multiple independent phenomena that affect relationships between farmers and herders, as well as the nature of their conflicts over natural resources in Mali. It is part of the Focus on Land in Africa: Land Tenure and Property Rights online educational tool.

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January 2011

Focus on Land in Africa: Mali Lesson Brief, The Challenge of Decentralization in Mali

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This lesson brief examines the statutory frameworks governing decentralization in Mali and the challenges that have arisen. It is part of the Focus on Land in Africa: Land Tenure and Property Right online educational tool.

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January 2011

Focus on Land in Africa: Mali Lesson Brief, Women, Inheritance, and Islam

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This lesson brief discusses the stratutory, customary, and religious frameworks governing women's rights to land in Mali and offers suggestions as to how these rights might be strenghtened.  It is part of the Focus on Land in Africa: Land Tenure and Property Right online educational tool.

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January 2011

Focus on Land in Africa: Ghana Lesson Brief, Land Administration at a Crossroads

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This lesson brief discusses projects developed to reinvigorate the process of land registration formalization in peri-urban Ghana, their impacts, and the risks of unintended consequences for women, pastorlaists and the poor if their rights are explicitly taken into account.

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January 2011

Focus on Land in Africa: Ghana Lesson Brief, Women's Evolving Land Rights

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This lesson brief presents the situations faced by modern Ghanaian women and compare their evolving land rights across regions. It is part of the Focus on Land in Africa: Land Tenure and Property Rights online educational tool.

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January 2011

Focus on Land in Africa: Ghana Lesson Brief, Investment in Biofuels

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This lesson brief discusses the dangers and opportunities of increasing biofuel cultivation in Ghana and provides recommendations for a national policy governing this sector. It is part of the Focus on Land in Africa: Land Tenure and Property Rights online educational tool.

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January 2011

Focus on Land in Africa: Ghana Lesson Brief, Rising Demand for Land and Tenure Insecurity in Ghana

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This lesson brief discusses how statuatory law and customary law  frame the rights of customary authorities to transact in the land that they govern, and compare this to what is happening in practice.

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January 2011

Focus on Land in Africa: Tanzania Lesson Brief, Gender and Land Rights

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This lesson brief examines the ways in which women's rights groups collaborated and engaged in the land law reform process in Tanzania. It is part of the Focus on Land in Africa: Land Tenure and Property Right online educational tool.

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January 2011

Focus on Africa: Kenya Lesson Brief, Government Control of Private Land Use

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This lesson brief looks at the government's control of private land use in Kenya.

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January 2011