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Securing Africa's Land for Shared Prosperity : A Program to Scale Up Reforms and Investments

ACCESS TO LAND AGRICULTURAL LAND AGRICULTURAL LANDS AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AGRICULTURE ARABLE LAND BIODIVERSITY CENTRAL GOVERNMENTS COMMERCIALIZATION COMMON PROPERTY COMMONS COMMUNAL GROUPS COMMUNAL LAND COMPENSATION DECENTRALIZATION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EMPLOYMENT FARMLANDS FOREST FOREST RESOURCES FORESTRY FORESTRY LAW FORESTS FUEL GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION GOVERNMENT LANDS HOUSING IMPROVED LAND LABOR MARKETS LAND ACQUISITION LAND ADMINISTRATION LAND AGENCIES LAND DEVELOPMENT LAND GRABBING LAND HOLDINGS LAND INFORMATION SYSTEMS LAND LAW LAND MANAGEMENT LAND MARKETS LAND OWNERSHIP LAND PARCELS LAND POLICY LAND PRICES LAND RECORDS LAND REDISTRIBUTION LAND REFORM LAND REFORMS LAND REGISTERS LAND REGISTRATION LAND RENTAL LAND RIGHTS LAND TENURE LAND TENURE SECURITY LAND TENURE SYSTEMS LAND TITLES LAND TITLING LAND USE LAND USE PLANNING LAND USERS LAND USES LAND VALUATION LANDLESSNESS LANDOWNER LANDOWNERS LANDOWNERSHIP LAWS LEGAL FRAMEWORK LEGAL PROVISIONS LEGISLATION LOCAL ADMINISTRATION LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MEDIATION MIGRATION MUNICIPALITIES NATURAL RESOURCES OPERATING COSTS PASTURE PRIVATE PROPERTY PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS PRODUCTIVITY PROPERTY RIGHTS PUBLIC LAND PUBLIC LANDS PUBLIC SERVICES REFORESTATION REGULATORY FRAMEWORK RETURN ON INVESTMENT RURAL LAND USE RURAL LIVELIHOODS SITES SOIL SOIL CONSERVATION SQUATTER SQUATTER SETTLEMENTS SQUATTERS STATE INTERVENTION SUBSIDIARY TAX COLLECTION TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TRANSACTION COSTS TRANSPORT URBAN DEVELOPMENT URBAN LAND URBAN LAND USE URBAN MIGRATION URBANIZATION WAGES WETLANDS
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Washington, DC: Agence Française de Développement and the World Bank
Africa | Africa
2013-06-11T18:43:27Z | 2013-06-11T18:43:27Z | 2013-06-03

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 Saharan Africa can leverage its abundant and highly valuable natural resources to eradicate poverty by improving land governance through a ten point program to scale up policy reforms and investments at a cost of USD 4.5 billion. And it`s points out formidable challenges to implementation including high vulnerability to land grabbing and expropriation with poor compensation as about 90 percent of rural lands in Sub Saharan Africa are undocumented, but also timely opportunities since high commodity prices and investor interest in large scale agriculture have increased land values and returns to investing in land administration. It argues that success in implementation will require participation of many players including Pan-African organizations, Sub Saharan Africa governments, the private sector, civil society and development partners; but that ultimate success will depend on the political will of Sub Saharan Africa governments to move forward with comprehensive policy reforms and on concerted support by the international development community.

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