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    Land access, off - farm income and capital access in relation to the reduction of rural poverty

    Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, 1998
    The current framework of economic growth and development includes a general trend towards the privatization of land rights and a collapse of collective structures in agriculture as well as a move towards reliance on land markets as the means of peasant access to participation in the development process.
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    Poverty alleviation : the role of rural institutions and participation

    Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, 1997
    Most approaches to poverty alleviation focus on income and subsidy measures; however, there is a growing realization that these measures alone are not sufficient. The growing amount of literature on the important role that “social capital” and institutions play in the development process indicates that there is a social-institutional dimension as well.
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    Rising Wealth Inequality and Changing Social Structure in Rural China, 1988-95

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 1999
    Finds that a new system of social stratification is emerging in rural China as a result of economic reforms, that is far less equal than what preceeded it. As part of this trend, wealth inequality has increased, markedly in a short period of time.
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    Access to land and land policy reforms

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    The objective of the research that this policy brief reports on is to analyse different mechanisms of access to land for the rural poor in an era when redistribution through expropriative land reform is largely inconsistent with the forces of political economy.
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    Pastoral land tenure and agricultural expansion: Sudan and the Horn of Africa

    International Institute for Environment and Development, 1999
    Examines the particular case of Sudan, but suggests the discussion is relevant to the countries of the African Horn in general and Southern Ethiopia in particular.
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    Export Crop Liberalisation in Africa

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1999
    The transfer can be considered to have been reasonably successful so far. Producer returns have generally been higher than under the former marketing arrangements and payments more prompt. But in many countries, however, the changes have led to problems, particularly with regard to the supply of production inputs.
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    The reality of trying to transform structures and processes: forestry in rural livelihoods

    Overseas Development Institute, 2000
    What are the key constraints to improving forest based livelihoods within the forest sector? What are the key relationships that provide the institutional context in which forest based livelihoods operate? Hobley and Shields focus on a forestry project in Karnataka, India to illustrate the processes and problems of supporting livelihood change in the forestry institutional environment.
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    National Regulations for Groundwater: Options, Issues and Best Practices

    Legal Office, FAO, 1999
    Review and analysis of national legislation believed to be representative of the available choice of mechanisms or options and illustrative of emerging best practices and attendant issues.
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    Land ownership and foreigners: a comparative analysis of regulatory approaches to the acquisition and use of land by foreigners

    Legal Office, FAO, 1999
    Foreign ownership of land has historically been a sensitive political issue,and measures to regulate or restrict the practice in one form or another have figured prominently in national land laws. The study by Hodgson, Cullinan and Campbell provides an overview of the various regulatory approaches that have been devised to deal with this issue.
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    Managing assistance in support of political and electoral processes

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2000
    Practical manual aiming to help development agency field officers anticipate and effectively deal with the myriad issues and challenges that arise as they design and manage election assistance programs in transitional environments.

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