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Sustaining Urban Land Information

Sustaining Urban Land Information

This document is intended to support the development of information about land (use, access, ownership, taxation, value, transfer and development potential) in a sustainable and effective way to facilitate urban land management. This framework draws on a range of field operations by UN-Habitat and others. More info →
Land and Property Tax

Land and Property Tax

Land and Property Tax: a Policy Guide is a companion for government officials and land and property professionals seeking to understand how to establish a viable and vibrant land-based taxation system. More info →
How to Establish an Effective Land Sector

How to Establish an Effective Land Sector

This guide presents a general overview on institutional harmonisation processes, i.e. the various factors and tools included in fostering institutional harmonisation in a sector. More info →
Improving Women’s Access to Land in Eastern DRC: Challenges and Emerging Opportunities

Improving Women’s Access to Land in Eastern DRC: Challenges and Emerging Opportunities

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UN Habitat has been working in the eastern DRC since 2009, and the purpose of this study is to help better understand and integrate gender issues into existing programming, and to guide future activities to improve and support women’s access to land in the region. More info →
Atelier régional d’apprentissage sur la sécurité d’occupation des terres et desressources naturelles (French Version)

Atelier régional d’apprentissage sur la sécurité d’occupation des terres et desressources naturelles (French Version)

Pendant l’atelier, les participants ont partagé leurs propres défis et expériences d’amélioration de l’accès des pauvres et autres population vulnérables à la sécurité de la tenure et aux ressources naturelles. La rencontre a aussi permis de discuter les bonnes pratiques, méthodes et outils existants ainsi que leurs applications dans des contextes spécifiques. More info →
Innovative Urban Tenure in the Philippines

Innovative Urban Tenure in the Philippines

This technical publication documents and draws lessons from the Philippine's experience in implementing alternative approaches in securing tenure for the urban poor. More info →
Promovendo o Desenvolvimento Econômico Local através do Planejamento stratégico , Volume 3

Promovendo o Desenvolvimento Econômico Local através do Planejamento stratégico , Volume 3

Este manual é o primeiro volume da série Promovendo o Desenvolvimento Econômico Local (DEL) através de Planejamento Estratégico. More info →
Unpacking Metropolitan Governance for Sustainable Development

Unpacking Metropolitan Governance for Sustainable Development

This joint publication “Unpacking Metropolitan Governance for Sustainable Development” is the product of a close cooperation between GIZ and UN-Habitat. Against the background of rapid urbanization, new forms of power relations between the different levels of government emerge and stronger coordination and cooperation is required. More info →
Guide de médiation foncière , Basé sur l’Expérience de l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo (French Language Version)

Guide de médiation foncière , Basé sur l’Expérience de l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo (French Language Version)

Le Guide de médiation foncière s’inspire surtout de l’expérience pratique de terrain du programme foncier tel que mené par ONU-Habitat à l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo, notamment au Nord Kivu, Ituri et Sud Kivu. More info →
Islamic Principles and Land , Opportunities for Engagement

Islamic Principles and Land , Opportunities for Engagement

This booklet arises from GLTN's work on Islamic dimensions of land which began in 2004 with the commissioning of research leading to Sait and Lim's "Land, Law and Islam: Property and Human Rights in the Muslim World" (London: Zed Press/UN-HABITAT, 2006). More info →
Institutional Harmonisation Processes in the Kenyan Land Sector:A Case Study of the Time Period 2003–2007

Institutional Harmonisation Processes in the Kenyan Land Sector:A Case Study of the Time Period 2003–2007

Since the early 1990’s aid modalities and their effectiveness have been repeatedly scrutinised with the aim to promote aid and thus development effectiveness through institutional harmonisation, often referred to as Harmonisation, Alignment and Coordination (HAC). More info →
Urban Safety and Good Governance The Role of the Police

Urban Safety and Good Governance The Role of the Police

This publication is designed for national and local authorities, the police, and civil society organisations which contribute to urban safety development at the local level. More info →
Managing Urban Land Information , Learning from emergent practices

Managing Urban Land Information , Learning from emergent practices

The document presents literature and project document reviews, informal interviews, contributions and discussions with key stakeholders and informants. The work was conducted between 2009-10 over a period of several months. More info →
A Training Course on Land, Property and Housing Rights in the Muslim World

A Training Course on Land, Property and Housing Rights in the Muslim World

This training course from the Global Land Tool Network is part of the Network’s activities on Islamic dimensions of land. More info →
Secure Land Rights for All

Secure Land Rights for All

This publication on Secure Land Rights for All demonstrates how secure land rights are particularly important in helping to reverse three types of phenomena: gender discrimination; social exclusion of vulnerable groups; and wider social and economic inequalities linked to inequitable and insecure rights to land. More info →
Securing Land Rights for Indigenous Peoples in Cities

Securing Land Rights for Indigenous Peoples in Cities

This Policy Guide provides policy-makers with the necessary knowledge about the challenges and rights of Indigenous peoples in relation to land and property in the urban context. More info →
Innovative Urban Tenure in the Philippines (Summary Report)

Innovative Urban Tenure in the Philippines (Summary Report)

This publication documents and draws lessons from the Philippines' experience in implementing alternative approaches in securing tenure for the urban poor. It also explores how these approaches can be institutionalized and ensure sustainability. More info →
Land, Environment and Climate Change , Challenges, responses and Tools

Land, Environment and Climate Change , Challenges, responses and Tools

This publication provides an overview of some the most important land-related environmental and climate change problems that the world is facing. More info →
Report of Colloquium on Contribution of the Co-operative Sector to Housing Development

Report of Colloquium on Contribution of the Co-operative Sector to Housing Development

Summary of the Colloquium deliberations, which were focused around three main objectives, e.g. to stimulate development of the cooperative approach in the housing sector by: a) Facilitating exchange of information and experience regarding the cooperative approach in the housing sector; b) Understanding the challenges and possibilities that exist within the cooperative approach in different countries; and c) Improving co-ordination and collaboration between stakeholders in the cooperative housing sector, to encourage the development of joint activities. The report also contains the full text of the statements and papers presented at the Colloquium. More info →
Law, Land Tenure and Gender Review: Southern Africa (Zambia)

Law, Land Tenure and Gender Review: Southern Africa (Zambia)

This report was commissioned by UN-Habitat to review the laws and land tenure of a selected number of southern African countries. More info →
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