collateral (land)

Property used as collateral is pledged as a guarantee for the repayment of a loan. The most common form of use of collateral is the mortgage.

china smog city
8 August 2017
China

Trans-Pacific View author Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse insights into U.S. Asia policy. This conversation with Dr. Spencer Cohen – Senior Economist at Community Attributes, a Seattle-based research consultancy, and former senior policy adviser for the Washington Economic Development Commission – is the 102nd in “The Trans-Pacific View Insight Series.” 

In which areas has China’s market reforms shown productive results?

Legislation & Policies
Legislation
National Policies
March 2015
Kenya

The Land Act, 2012

The Land Registration Act, 2012

The National Land Commission Act, 2012

The Environment & Land Court Act, 2011

The Urban Areas & Cities Act, 2011

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Journal Articles & Books
Reports & Research
July 2012
Kenya

The acquisition of land by foreigners in developing countries has emerged as a key mechanism for foreign direct investment (FDI). FDI is defined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as the category of international investment that reflects the objective of a resident entity in one economy to obtain a lasting interest in an enterprise resident in another economy.

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Reports & Research
May 2012
Kenya

Fiscal instruments are tools that governments use to manage revenue and expenditure and therefore influence the growth (or stability) of the various sectors of the economy. Government revenue is derived primarily through taxation. In Kenya, land taxation has contributed less than 1% of government revenue for the past three years. The Sessional Paper No.

Ghanaian cocoa farmer establishing specially-approved farm boundary pillars under the guidance of a Landmapp field agent (the pillar will be mounted with cement after mapping). Courtesy: Landmapp (www.landmapp.net)
Reports & Research
April 2017
Ghana

The Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), with support from the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), performed the Ghana Land Tenure Baseline Survey, the first of its kind survey of tenure rights among cocoa farmers in Ghana. CRIG surveyed almost 1,800 cocoa farmers operating 3,900 cocoa plots regarding various land tenure issues within customary sharecropping arrangements and on owner-managed land. This report describes the findings from the Survey.

Ministro Chefe da Casa Civil, Eliseu Padilha
31 January 2017
Brazil

O Ministro Chefe da Casa Civil da Presidência da República, Eliseu Padilha,ocupou  terras do Parque Serra Ricardo Franco já após o local ser considerado unidade de preservação ambiental. A denúncia de grilagem foi feita na tarde desta quinta-feira (26) pelo Ministério Público do Estado de Mato Grosso (MPE), por meio do Procurador-geral de Justiça em exercício, Luiz Alberto Esteves Scaloppe e de Regiane Souza de Aguiar, Procuradora de Justiça de Vila Bela da Santíssima Trindade, município onde se localiza o Parque ecológico.

19 January 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean

Las corporaciones de agronegocios más grandes del mundo implementan programas de asociación público-privada para aumentar su control de los alimentos y la agricultura en el Sur Global.