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In the quest for Economic Growth in Africa who is getting left behind and why?

A new project from the Institute of Development Studies, entitled "Diverse Voices 2012" recently brought together three small groups in Malawi, Ethiopia and Kenya to discuss the issues and events of most importance to the vulnerable in these societies. The groups were a forum for some of those whose opinions have not had an equal chance of reaching lawmakers, practitioners, researchers and journalists. As a result, Diverse Voices is hosting a Global Debate on 7th June 2012. The focus will be the question that these groups felt most needed answering - In the quest for Economic Growth in Africa who is getting left behind and why?

Latest Documents

Voices of the poor: community perspectives on access to urban land
Urban LandMark, 2007
The information in this brochure is taken from an analysis of the perspectives and experiences of civil society organisations about access to urban land by the poor. This was based on a series of workshops undertaken for Urban LandMar...
Do informal land markets work for poor people?: an assessment of three metropolitan cities in South Africa: literature review
C. Marx / Urban LandMark, 2007
The literature on urban land generally suggests that there is a straightforward relationship between urban land management and informal land markets. This review paper argues that informal land dynamics and land management processes a...
Investigation
into
the
delays
in
issuing
title
deeds
to
beneficiaries
of
housing
projects
funded
by
the
capital
subsidy: desktop review
A Di Lollo; R Gordon; M Nell / Urban LandMark, 2011
South Africa’s housing policy was launched in 1994 with a key component being the housing subsidy scheme which promised to deliver one million houses in five years. Since that date the Department of Human Settlements estimates t...
Investigation into the delays in issuing title deeds to beneficiaries of housing projects funded by the capital subsidy
R Gordon; M Nell; A Di Lollo / Urban LandMark, 2011
Recognising that subsidised houses in South Africa have limited potential to function as an asset without the provision of formal title, the report identifies the objective of ensuring that formal transfer to subsidy beneficiaries occ...
Do informal land markets work for poor people?: an assessment of three metropolitan cities in South Africa: analysis of legislation
M. Kihato / Urban LandMark, 2007
This paper seeks to determine what the effects of the regulatory system are on the ability of the urban poor to access, trade and hold land in South Africa. The paper indicates that many of South Africa’s tenure regulatio...
Home based entrepreneurs
Urban LandMark, 2006
To understand why not many South Africans consider their house as an asset that can build wealth, and how the economic asset potential of housing can be promoted as a strategy to alleviate poverty, a study into housing entrepreneurs w...
Improving land sector governance in South Africa implementation of the land governance assessment framework
W Ovens / Urban LandMark, 2012
Land governance and administration are critical for achieving economic growth and development in any country. It is within this context that the World Bank introduced the Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF) for identifying spe...
Towards effective state interventions to improve access by the poor to urban land markets
N Napier; N Ntombela / Urban LandMark, 2006
The main objective of this study is to investigate and discuss ways in which the state should intervene around urban land issues, within the context of its relationship to the private sector, in order to improve the access of poorer a...
Do informal land markets work for poor people?: an assessment of three metropolitan cities in South Africa
C. Marx / Urban LandMark, 2007
This research investigates the extra-legal ways in which poor people access, trade and hold urban land in different types of settlements in three South African metropolitan areas. The document shows that poor people generally a...
The financing of international peace operations in Africa: a review of recent research and analyses
C. Jentzsch / Social Science Research Council, USA, 2014
Mobilising the necessary financial, material, and logistical resources has been a major challenge to conducting peace operations in Africa that has often exposed the dependence of African states on the international community to act i...
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