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pdf.png Breakout Session II - Theme 3 - Group Rights (Eng - 2012) HOT

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pdf.png A Review of the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) Phase II: Summary Report (Eng - 2014) HOT

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Many land rights and land claims are based on social tenures and cannot be described in terms of conventional, parcel-based concepts. New forms of spatial units have therefore been needed for some time, and the Global Land Tools Network (GLTN) developed a model to accommodate these social tenures. It is called the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM).

 

Since its inception, the STDM has been developed and piloted, and it is now being implemented to cater for the range of land rights that exist, including rights that are documented or undocumented, rights for individuals and groups, for pastoralists and slums dwellers; rights that are formal and informal, and those that are legal as well as extra-legal.

 

Within the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), the STDM is seen, and is thus reviewed as, a pro-poor, participatory and affordable land tool.

 

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pdf.png Costing and Financing of Land Administration Services (CoFLAS) in Developing Countries HOT

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Costing and Financing of Land Administration Services (CoFLAS) in Developing CountriesThe GLTN partners have identified and agreed upon 18 key land tools that are deemed necessary to address poverty and land issues at country level. The Costing and Financing of Land Administration Services (CoFLAS) is one of these tools, originally referred to as ‘modernising the land agencies budgetary approach’. This document sets out the development and initial formulation of CoFLAS, providing a decision-support tool and methodology across the process of costing and financing of land administration services (LAS) in developing countries. The underlying assumption of the tool is that without modernizing the way services are provided in land offices and making them effective, cost efficient, affordable and sustainable, developing countries will find it difficult to ensure secure access to land and property to all including the poor and the vulnerable.



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pdf.png A Post-Conflict Land Administration and Peacebuilding Handbook (Eng - 2007) HOT

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Throughout history, conflicts have been waged over land. Confrontations over territory, border disputes, the illegal occupation of the territory of one state by another or grievances stemming from inequitable access to land resources invariably have had dramatic consequences for human settlements. Never before has this been truer than with today’s very different types of conflict which tend to take place within nations rather than between them. While the humanitarian response of the international community to internal conflict is constantly improving, the question still remains of what we can do to help the victims to restore their homes and livelihoods.

The answer lies in large part in sustainable human settlements planning and management. But, the rapid restoration of homes and livelihoods so that normal peacetime processes of sustainable planning and management can operate is complex and difficult to achieve. In particular, it requires that humanitarian relief operations be conceived from the very start as a bridge to development.



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pdf.png Social Tenure Domain Model – A brief (Eng - 2015) HOT

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Social Tenure Domain ModelThis brief gives an overview of the land information system, with a focus on the challenges that inspired its development and its real life applications all over the world.



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pdf.png 1. Solutions at Scale: Overcoming Land as a Driver of Conflict and Bottleneck to Recovery - PPT HOT

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Solutions at Scale: Overcoming Land as a Driver of Conflict and Bottleneck to Recovery - PPT



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pdf.png Participatory and Inclusive Land Readjustment – A brief (Eng - 2015) HOT

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Participatory and Inclusive Land Readjustment – A briefThis brief gives an overview of PILaR, which is the mechanism through which land units that have different owners and claimants are combined into a single area through a participatory and inclusive process for unified planning, re-parceling and development. The benefits of the tool and the partners involved are also highlighted.



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pdf.png 2. Strengthening Arab Women’s Property Rights and Access to Land - Paper HOT

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Strengthening Arab Women’s Property Rights and Access to Land - Paper 

“Improving Women’s Access to Land and Property in The Arab States: The Role Of Inheritance, Dower, and Marital Property”



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pdf.png Land Based Financing - A brief (Eng - 2015) HOT

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Land Based Financing - A briefThis brief presents Land Based Financing, a collective name given to a range of tools by which local governments could expand their revenue base and generate funds that will help them realize their service delivery, infrastructure development and maintenance goals.



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pdf.png A new global partnership: Eradicate poverty and transform economies through sustainable development (Eng - 2013) HOT

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The Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

We, the High-Level Panel on the post-2015 Development Agenda, were asked for recommendations that would "help respond to the global challenges of the 21st century, building on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and with a view to ending poverty".

 

We discussed two of the world's biggest challenges – how to end poverty and how to promote sustainable development. We have not come up with all the answers, but we do believe the lives of billions of people can be improved, in a way that preserves the planet's natural resource assets for future generations.

 

Progress on this scale is possible, but only if governments (at all levels), multilateral institutions, businesses, and civil society organizations are willing to change course and reject business-as-usual. They have a chance to develop and put in place a new agenda: one that confronts the challenges of the modern world head-on. They have an opportunity to transform their thinking, and their practice, to solve current problems with new ways of working. They can join forces, tackle poverty, the economy and the environment together, and bring about a paradigm shift.



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