December 2014

Evidence is mounting that secure
property rights have positive effects for poor people in
general and women in particular. The aim of this report is
to review what is known about women s access to and control
over land and real property in urban settings, identifying
approaches to strengthening property rights that enhance
women s agency, and sharing key lessons. Section two
synthesizes the evidence on urban women s priorities with

June 2014

Cities emerge from the spatial
concentration of people and economic activities. But spatial
concentration is not enough; the economic viability of
cities depends on people, ideas, and goods to move rapidly
across the urban area. This constant movement within dense
cities creates wealth but also various degrees of
unpleasantness and misery that economists call negative
externalities, such as congestion, pollution, and

June 2013

This is covers land administration and
reform in Sub-Saharan Africa, and is highly relevant to all
developing countries around the world. It provides simple
practical steps to turn the hugely controversial subject of
"land grabs" into a development opportunity by
improving land governance to reduce the risks of
dispossessing poor landholders while ensuring mutually
beneficial investors' deals. This book shows how Sub

Reports & Research
June 2012

The purpose of this report is to review
and assess Afghanistan's legal framework regulating
social safeguards (national and local laws, regulations,
procedures and policies) with special reference to the law
and practice of compulsory land acquisition, or
expropriation. The overall objective of the report is to
consider how Afghanistan's legal framework would
address social safeguard issues in upcoming World Bank

June 2012

To implement the vision of fostering
economic development, social equity, and a transparent and
effective government, the Government of Liberia has outlined
key transitions that need to be accomplished. These include
the development of infrastructure (roads, electricity),
schools, job creation and transition from war, civil
conflict and social polarization to a well functioning
society in which economic opportunities are fostered and


By:  Zikri Kamarulzaman

Date: May 5th 2016

Source: Malaysiakini

S'WAK POLLS The Sarawak BN government today awarded individual land rights to 373 squatters in rural Miri, who will now be relocated to proper housing in the satellite town of Tudan.

The recipients were from three squatter villages in the Piasau constituency, namely Kampung Pasir, Kampung Api-Api and Kampung Merican.

The three villages are mainly Dayak areas. Dayaks make up about half of Piasau's 41 percent bumiputera voters.

January 2005

This Act provides for procedures for the removal of squatters from land. Any person who claims possession of land which he or she alleges is occupied by a person who entered into or remained in occupation without his or her licence or consent, or that of any predecessor in title, may make application to the Court to recover possession of the land. The Act also defines powers of the police force to enter on to land in the possession of trespassers and remove them and their belongings.

February 1981

This Law allows a person empowered in writing to enter public land in order to examine the possession or use thereof and the right of the possessor or user to use it. Under sections 4 a person empowered may require information not in his possession relating to the public land by requesting the possessor or user to deliver the information. In case of unlawful public land occupation and under ascertainment the unlawful occupier may be requested to relinquish and such an order may be treated as a judgment for ejection.