land transactions

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I wouldn’t say Chinese investors are not trying to take social responsibility seriously, but they must understand that the meaning of responsible investment is much more than a few corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs.

Manuals & Guidelines
December 2010

This Handbook introduces key economic and related concepts explaining the functioning of urban land markets. You will find in this Handbook tools for engaging in a critical analysis of conventional economics, particularly in the understanding of how African urban land markets work. Of great importance is the understanding of how land use, supply and demand unfold in African context. It provides a basis for strengthening urban policy in ways that enable poorer people in African cities to access well-located living and work spaces.

Reports & Research
May 2011

This case study draws on research that examined the formal urban housing market in South Africa. The research study was carried out by Genesis Analytics on behalf of Urban LandMark. This case study draws extensively on that work, which is gratefully acknowledged. 

Reports & Research
April 2011

This case study draws on a regional study of urban land markets in southern Africa. The research was undertaken by Resetselemang Leduka of the Institute of Southern African Studies, National University of Lesotho, and commissioned by Urban LandMark and UN-HABITAT

Journal Articles & Books
June 2013

Liberia’s government seeks to put greater emphasis on integrated cash/food crop systems with broad-based farmer participation. However, shortcomings in regulations on land transactions could threaten livelihoods in what is already a vulnerable country.

Reports & Research
June 2014

El caso de la “Asociación de Maca Grande del Recinto El Palmar” remite a familias que viniendo de otra área rural, optan por un proceso migratorio campo-campo, accediendo a la tierra vía compra para dedicarle a la lechería

Policy Papers & Briefs
July 2015

El presente documento contiene una breve sistematización de las políticas vigentes en el Perú en torno al acceso y control de la tierra por parte de pequeños agricultores y comunidades. Su lectura debe complementar la del documento sobre legislación, preparado igualmente para el Movimiento por la Tierra en Sudamérica.


By: NT
Date: November 2nd 2016
Source: The Navhind Times

Beijing: China has initiated a new set of land reforms changing the 30-year-old system to permit transfer of land rights to individuals or conglomerates, a politically sensitive move as the Communist country embarked on urban expansion shedding its agrarian past.

South Africa

By: Sizwe Sama Yende
Date: November 1st 2016
Source: City Press

Criminal charges have been laid relating to one of the biggest land claim scams in the country – potentially costing the government millions – but the rural development and land reform department says it knows nothing about it.

Forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan opened a criminal case on October 14 regarding the inflation of land prices in the Badplaas area.