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Instituting REDD+: An analysis of the processes and outcomes of two pilot projects in Brazil and Tanzania

REDD readiness is about developing national strategies for REDD+ including the necessary systems to ensure reduced DD, encompassing systems for monitoring/carbon accounting and distribution of international compensations. Establishing REDD+ is [more]…

The Ongo Community Forest REDD+ pilot Project, Uganda: A socioeconomic baseline survey

This report aims to synthesise information on current socioeconomic conditions within the villages that are to be involved in the Ecotrust Pro-Poor REDD+ pilot project in the Masindi district of [more]…

The Kilosa District REDD+ pilot project, Tanzania: A socioeconomic baseline study

Tanzania has decided to embark upon a national REDD programme to meet its obligations of managing its forests sustainably while responding to poverty reduction initiatives. As part of the REDD [more]…

A tale of two presidents: assessments of ‘chitsulo cha njanje’ and ‘amayi’ in Malawi

This briefing paper uses a recent Afrobarometer survey to compare people’s assessments of the two most recent presidents of Malawi, the incumbent, Mrs. Joyce Banda, and her predecessor, the late [more]…

Tanzania: citizens’ perceptions and attitudes towards taxation, tax enforcement and tax officials

The last two decades have seen Tanzania implement important reforms of its tax system in search for more reliable financing for development. This brief explores contemporary public opinions and attitudes [more]…

Township replanning: the case of INK

The townships of Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu (INK) are about 25km north of the Durban city centre. The area covers 9340ha of land, and is home to about 580,000 people [more]…

Reducing the vulnerability of urban slum dwellers in the Southern African region to the impact of climate change and disasters

Current estimates of climate change state that the world’s average temperature is due to increase by at least 2oC to 2.4oC over the next 50‐100 years. Furthermore it is expected [more]…

Fighting for land security in Southern Africa

It has emerged quite clearly from Urban LandMark’s work in South Africa – and increasingly in the region – that the emergence of more sophisticated property markets has taken place [more]…

Governance and democracy attitudes in higher performing African countries

Namibia is usually regarded as one of the best performing democracies in Africa. This paper compares public attitudes that are central to democratic life across high performing countries in Africa, [more]…

Urban land markets in Southern African cities

The cities in southern Africa reflect the rapid urbanisation characteristic of sub-Saharan Africa in general. Angola, Botswana and South Africa have the highest levels of urbanisation with about 60% of [more]…

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