eminent domain

Description

The term derives from the state's position as having ultimate power over the land, which may reach the process of compulsory acquisition or expropriation of the land.

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Tunisie : 14 000 hectares de terres domaniales ont été récupérées par l’Etat

Date: 30 décembre 2016

Source: Agence Ecofin

Par Souha Touré

Le secrétaire d’Etat tunisien en charge des affaires foncières, Mabrouk Korchid, a annoncé mercredi dernier sur les ondes de Shems FM que 14 000 hectares de terres domaniales sont de retour dans le patrimoine foncier national.

Do mega events affect a country’s land and tenure rights?

By: Socorro Leite, National Director, Habitat Brazil
Date: August 5th 2016
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

This year, Brazil is hosting the world’s biggest sports event – the Summer Olympic Games. While athletes arrive in Rio to compete for medals and global audiences prepare to watch the games, two questions are on the mind of Rio de Janeiro's residents:

Managing Urban Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

August 2012

This article addresses the problems of
governance in municipalities in Africa. The concern has been
to adapt traditional systems of governance to the needs of
modern urban management. This article investigates the need
for a new analysis of the twin problems of urban land and
urban management in sub-Saharan Africa. This need is based
on the apparent paradox between the dynamic, city-creating
activities of civil societies in all of these countries, and

Handbook for Preparing a Resettlement Action Plan

August 2013

This handbook intends to document the
essential steps for best practice in the design, and
implementation of resettlement action plans. Given that
involuntary resettlement entails both the physical
displacement of peoples, and the disruption of their
livelihoods, social development specialists at the
International Finance Corporation (IFC), worked together
with project developers to ensure consistent, and pragmatic

Involuntary Resettlement Sourcebook : Planning and Implementation in Development Projects, Additional Appendices (from CD-ROM)

August 2013

The book clarifies many policy, and
technical issues that confront resettlement policymakers,
and practitioners. It provides guidance on resettlement
design, implementation, and monitoring, and, it discusses
resettlement issues particular to development projects in
different sectors, such as urban development, natural
resource management, and the building of dams. Construction
of infrastructure, a prerequisite for sustained

A Conflict’s Impact on Project Goals and Reputation Risk : Lessons from Kosovo Privatization Program

August 2012

When designing and implementing a
project in a conflict-affected country, some of the
conflict's more obvious impacts-damage to
infrastructure and energy supplies, are apt to immediately
come to mind. However, based on the experiences with the
Kosovo privatization program, there are additional problems
related to a conflict's aftermath that may be
overlooked during a project's design but which should

Involuntary Resettlement Sourcebook : Planning and Implementation in Development Projects

August 2013

The book clarifies many policy, and
technical issues that confront resettlement policymakers,
and practitioners. It provides guidance on resettlement
design, implementation, and monitoring, and, it discusses
resettlement issues particular to development projects in
different sectors, such as urban development, natural
resource management, and the building of dams. Construction
of infrastructure, a prerequisite for sustained

Identifying and Working with Beneficiaries When Rights Are Unclear : Insights for REDD+ Initiatives

March 2013

Expert statements indicate that annually
approximately 20 billion dollars will be needed to prevent
90 percent deforestation in tropical countries. Development
practitioners are eager to see the benefits from REDD plus
initiatives shared with local partners. Equally important to
understanding how local partners might benefit are questions
such as, who should derive benefits from REDD plus
initiatives, and how to ensure these initiatives reach the

Involuntary Resettlement in Brazil : A Review of Policies and Practices

March 2013

The objective of this review of
resettlement policy and implementation in Brazil, is to
identify ongoing good practices, as well as areas for
further improvement. It draws upon an assessment of the
Brazilian legal and institutional framework related to land
acquisition for projects in the public interest, a rapid
evaluation of the resettlement programs in six projects
(three projects that received Bank financing and three

Securing Property Rights in Transition : Lessons from Implementation of China's Rural Land Contracting Law

June 2012

This paper is motivated by the emphasis
on secure property rights as a determinant of economic
development in recent literature. The authors use village
and household level information from about 800 villages
throughout China to explore whether legal reform increased
protection of land rights against unauthorized reallocation
or expropriation with below-average compensation by the
state. The analysis provides nation-wide evidence on a