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The participation of urban displaced populations in (in)formal markets: contrasting experiences in Kampala, Uganda cover image
Journal Articles & Books
Reports & Research
August 2017
Uganda

An estimated 60 per cent of the world’s 17 million refugees currently reside in cities, where they often lack access to financial assistance and legal protection.(1) In their absence, displaced populations depend on participation in formal and, more frequently, informal markets for livelihood generation.

Leveraging Land: Land-based Finance for Local Governments - A Reader cover image
Manuals & Guidelines
December 2016
Global

The potential contribution of land based financing to the development of sustainable and equitable cities and properly serviced communities is often underestimated. Land based financing is a collective name given to a range of instruments by which local governments could expand their revenue base and generate funds that will help them to deliver services and infrastructure development and achieve their maintenance goals.

south africa township
29 August 2017
Global
South Africa
Mauritania
Brazil
Ecuador
Hong Kong

Last month, the South African Independent Electoral Commission announced in frustration that it needs USD 22.9 million to collect addresses ahead of a court-mandated deadline, a problem compounded by the fact that most townships don’t have well-marked street names.

kenya development projects
22 August 2017
Global
Kenya

When looking to buy a home or other property in the U.S., location is typically at the top of the list—many buyers value properties with access to amenities like schools, parks, and an easy commute. But is that value shared by home buyers in developing countries? University of Illinois economist Hope Michelson looked at property transactions in Kenya near what she assumed would be a highly desirable location and found the real estate mantra, "location, location, location," wasn't necessarily the guiding principle there.

 

pakistan infrastructure
23 August 2017
Pakistan

Investment in urban infrastructure such as new roads, public utilities or parks invariably increases real-estate prices. In Pakistan, stories of riches earned overnight due to new highways passing through agricultural lands are common.

madagascar rice plantation
22 August 2017
Madagascar

(Ecofin Agency) - In an open letter sent to the president of Madagascar on August 17, the Tany group exposed its concerns about land grabbing by foreign investors in the country. For the civil society group, whose objective “is to support the development of Malagasy farmers and citizens and defend their lands and natural resources”, it is urgent to boost land tenure and establish a stricter framework for land related transactions.

india farmland
10 August 2017
India

The order to probe the deal was passed on a complaint by Amritsar-based petitioner Baldev Singh Sirsa. Badungar had replaced Makkar as SGPC chief, and both are reportedly not on good terms.

The Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission has ordered a probe into a Rs 2.7 crore land deal for Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib in Anandpur Sahib, Ropar, during the tenure of former SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar. The panel has asked incumbent SGPC President Kirpal Singh Badungar to probe the allegations and submit a report in two months.

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?

Rural land rental markets
Peer-reviewed publication
July 2014
Malawi
Zambia

We use nationally representative survey data from two neighboring countries in Southern Africa – Zambia and Malawi – to characterize the current status of rural land rental market participation by smallholder farmers. We find that rural rental market participation is strongly conditioned by land scarcity, and thus is more advanced in Malawi than in lower-density Zambia. In both countries, we find evidence that rental markets contribute to efficiency gains within the smallholder sector by facilitating the transfer of land from less-able to more-able producers.