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Evolving customary institutions in the Drylands: an opportunity for devolved natural resource governance in Kenya?
D. Tari; J. Pattison / International Institute for Environment and Development, 2014
Improved governance of natural resources is crucial for building climate resilient livelihoods and economies in Africa’s drylands. This paper looks at why the authority and capacity of customary natural resource management insti...
Displacement and dispossession through land grabbing in Mozambique: the limits of international and national legal instruments — Refugee Studies Centre
H. Twomey / Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford, 2014
The scale and speed of coordinated land grabs over the past five years has created a new avenue through which people are being displaced and dispossessed of their lands.  This paper looks at what limits international and national...
Impact of land certification on sustainable land resource management in the Amhara Region, Ethiopia
E. Adgo / Drylands Coordination Group, Norway, 2014
In Ethiopia, 85% of the population is directly supported by the agricultural economy.  However, the productivity of that economy is being seriously eroded by unsustainable land management practices both in areas of food crops and...
Towards a conceptual framework for improved monitoring and evaluation of SEA outcomes: a discussion note
G. Yaron / Evidence on Demand, 2013
This paper tries to answer the question how can standard Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process be modified to incorporate robust long term monitoring frameworks which facilitate outcome mapping and impact assessment. ...
Land and conflict in Sierra Leone: a rapid desk-based study
P. Sturgiss; C. Flower / Evidence on Demand, 2013
This paper is a desk-based study of land rights and conflict in Sierra Leone.  It reviews post-2002 academic and grey literature. It addresses land ownership and rights within Sierra Leone, as well as exploring the concept of lan...
Balancing competing obligations: the Rome Statute and AU decisions
M.D. Plessis; C. Gevers / Institute for Security Studies, 2011
This paper underlines the claimed conflict between African states’ binding obligations imposed by the Rome Statute and their binding obligations imposed by the decisions of the African Union (AU). The paper highlights tha...
The International Criminal Court's cases in Kenya: origin and impact
L.M. Wanyeki / Institute for Security Studies, 2012
On 23 January 2012, the fate of the six Kenyans accused by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of committing crimes against humanity was made known: the confirmation of the charges against four of the six suspects. This paper trace...
Internal developments in Myanmar: the road ahead
H.E. Amb. U. Z. Yaw / Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India, 2012
This is a speech transcription where the Ambassador of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to India, H E Amb. U Zin Yaw, discusses the internal developments in Myanmar. He emphasizes the three major tasks that the government has been...
Myanmar: pangs of democratic transition
S. Kundu / Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India, 2012
Burma or Myanmar, as it was renamed in 1989, is undergoing a transition.  In 2003, the then Prime Minister of Myanmar, Khin Nyunt designed a seven point road map for Myanmar, which included a referendum, a new constitution and el...
Nature and Extent of Environmental Crime in Kenya
D. Kamweti / Institute for Security Studies, 2009
An environmental crime can be defined as a grave act against the environment that results in the infringement of the right of citizens to a clean and healthy environment. For such an act to constitute a crime, it must contravene laid-...
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Evolving customary institutions in the Drylands: an opportunity for devolved natural resource governance in Kenya?
D. Tari; J. Pattison / International Institute for Environment and Development, 2014
Improved governance of natural resources is crucial for building climate resilient livelihoods and economies in Africa’s drylands. This paper looks at why the authority and capacity of customary natural resource management insti...
Displacement and dispossession through land grabbing in Mozambique: the limits of international and national legal instruments — Refugee Studies Centre
H. Twomey / Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford, 2014
The scale and speed of coordinated land grabs over the past five years has created a new avenue through which people are being displaced and dispossessed of their lands.  This paper looks at what limits international and national...
Impact of land certification on sustainable land resource management in the Amhara Region, Ethiopia
E. Adgo / Drylands Coordination Group, Norway, 2014
In Ethiopia, 85% of the population is directly supported by the agricultural economy.  However, the productivity of that economy is being seriously eroded by unsustainable land management practices both in areas of food crops and...
Towards a conceptual framework for improved monitoring and evaluation of SEA outcomes: a discussion note
G. Yaron / Evidence on Demand, 2013
This paper tries to answer the question how can standard Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process be modified to incorporate robust long term monitoring frameworks which facilitate outcome mapping and impact assessment. ...
Land and conflict in Sierra Leone: a rapid desk-based study
P. Sturgiss; C. Flower / Evidence on Demand, 2013
This paper is a desk-based study of land rights and conflict in Sierra Leone.  It reviews post-2002 academic and grey literature. It addresses land ownership and rights within Sierra Leone, as well as exploring the concept of lan...
Balancing competing obligations: the Rome Statute and AU decisions
M.D. Plessis; C. Gevers / Institute for Security Studies, 2011
This paper underlines the claimed conflict between African states’ binding obligations imposed by the Rome Statute and their binding obligations imposed by the decisions of the African Union (AU). The paper highlights tha...
The International Criminal Court's cases in Kenya: origin and impact
L.M. Wanyeki / Institute for Security Studies, 2012
On 23 January 2012, the fate of the six Kenyans accused by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of committing crimes against humanity was made known: the confirmation of the charges against four of the six suspects. This paper trace...
Internal developments in Myanmar: the road ahead
H.E. Amb. U. Z. Yaw / Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India, 2012
This is a speech transcription where the Ambassador of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to India, H E Amb. U Zin Yaw, discusses the internal developments in Myanmar. He emphasizes the three major tasks that the government has been...
Myanmar: pangs of democratic transition
S. Kundu / Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India, 2012
Burma or Myanmar, as it was renamed in 1989, is undergoing a transition.  In 2003, the then Prime Minister of Myanmar, Khin Nyunt designed a seven point road map for Myanmar, which included a referendum, a new constitution and el...
Nature and Extent of Environmental Crime in Kenya
D. Kamweti / Institute for Security Studies, 2009
An environmental crime can be defined as a grave act against the environment that results in the infringement of the right of citizens to a clean and healthy environment. For such an act to constitute a crime, it must contravene laid-...
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Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIF)
The Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) is a political science research centre.
GATEWAY
GATEWAY focus is on collecting, sharing and expanding knowledge on corruption assessment. It aims to allow those who wish to measure corruption to match their needs with existing diagnostic tools. The project involves: Collecting information on existing corruption assessment methods and tools; Providing tool users with a better understanding of...
MiniAid (MiniAid)
African Community of Practice (AFCOP)
AfCop's mission is to build African capacity to manage for development results through sharing experiences, networking and building strong learning relationships between practitioners in Africa and around the world. Its members bring this dialogue and knowledge-sharing to their countries through national AfCoP chapters across the continent.
Open Budget Initiative (OBI)
The Open Budget Initiative (Initiative) is a global research and advocacy program which seeks to promote public access to budget information and the adoption of accountable budget systems. IBP launched the Initiative with the Open Budget Survey—an analysis and survey that evaluates whether governments give the public access to budget information and opportunities to participate i...
Localis (http://localis.org.uk/)
Localis is an independent think-tank based in Westminster, dedicated to issues related to local government and localism. Since its formation it has produced research on a variety of issues including housing, the reform of regional government, innovation in services and local government finance.
Local government of Rwanda
Local government of Rwanda site. Declares as it's mission statement: 'Promoting the well-being of the population by good governance, community development and social affairs.
Research Programme on Democracy (Democracy as Idea and Practice)
Research Programme on Democracy (Democracy as Idea and Practice) is based at the University of Oslo. (website under construction - more details to follow)
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