a deed is a written or printed instrument that effects a legal disposition such as a contract for sale.


By: Chris Arsenault 
Date: August 30th 2016
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

"People are actually dying because of this issue"

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Brazil's Amazon where no-one knows who exactly owns a swathe of territory the size of Ukraine, a lack of formal property deeds is causing conflict, greater deforestation and environmental damage, researchers said on Tuesday.

September 2013

The joint International Monetary
Fund/World Bank mission that visited Tunis from January 16 -
31 and March 27 - 31, 2006 as part of the Financial Sector
Assessment Program (FSAP) update for Tunisia carried out a
detailed analysis of the ability of the Tunisian banking
sector to support the country's development objectives.
Upon invitation of the Governor of the Central Bank of
Tunisia (BCT), the mission organized three well attended

August 2015

This report examines the Doing Business
database for 6 cities in Pakistan in order to assess how
cities in the Punjab – Lahore, Faisalabad and Sialkot, may
hypothetically improve their global rankings, as defined by
the Doing Business methodology, by adopting the policies,
regulations and practices of other cities in Pakistan. The
report attempts to distinguish between those areas which are
related to policies and regulations from those which are

March 2016

Doing Business in Egypt 2008 covers
three topics at the sub national level: starting a business,
dealing with licenses and registering property. These
indicators have been selected because they cover areas of
local jurisdiction and practice. In the last two years,
doing business in Egypt has become more affordable the
minimum capital required to start a business and the costs
of registering property and dealing with licenses have been

November 2013

From February 19 to 28, 2009, a World
Bank team undertook a debt management performance assessment
(DeMPA) mission to Honiara, Solomon Islands. The objective
was to undertake a comprehensive assessment of debt
management functions applying the DeMPA tool. The assessment
reveals that the Solomon Islands meets the minimum
requirements for effective debt management performance as
specified by the DeMPA tool on the legal framework,

May 2013

Doing Business in Zanzibar 2010 is a new subnational report of the Doing Business series on the sub-Saharan African region, following the subnational Doing Business reports on Nigeria and Kenya. It measures business regulations and their enforcement in the region of Zanzibar, represented by Zanzibar Town. Doing Business series currently covers 183 economies around the world.

March 2013

Reducing poverty continues to be one of
the main priorities of the Government of Albania. Currently,
Albania has an ample platform to provide social protection
to its citizens through social insurance, social assistance
and employment programs. However, these programs are not
efficiently linked to each other, which can lead to unclear
and occasionally overlapping roles among the programs. Among
these social protection programs, Ndihma Ekonomike (NE) is

March 2012

Doing Business 2011: making a difference
for entrepreneurs is the eighth in a series of annual
reports investigating regulations that enhance business
activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business
presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and
the protection of property rights that can be compared
across 183 economies, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, over
time. A set of regulations affecting 11 areas of the life of

March 2013

This document describes the training
course for lawyers and judges in the Palestinian
Territories, which was designed as an introduction to
residential mortgage lending, and the use of mortgage
collateral. These materials begin with a technical
description of mortgage lending and mortgage collateral, the
purposes and content of mortgage law, and the general
conditions for development and expansion of residential