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Scoping study: local land registration practices in South Africa

Recognition of what exists in informal settlement upgrading is particularly important in comparison with greenfields development. This report is intended to inform the work in the tenure theme area on [more]…

LANDfirst campaign strategy: policy, people, participation

LANDfirst (LF) is an approach to settlement development that emphasises the provision of planned secure land with basic services as a first step towards a longer-term housing and settlement upgrading [more]…

Towards managed land settlement: a review of 5 South African case studies

The Managed Land Settlement (MLS) approach is about the provision of basic development products to all people in need of land for settlement development purposes no matter where they come [more]…

THe struggle for property ownership in New Crossroads: the 'tandpyn' that won't go away

This document explores the consequences of home ownership for poor citizens living in informal settlements in South Africa, focusing particularly on “New Crossroads” in Cape Town. The paper reflects the findings [more]…

Zambia country profile: Monitoring, reporting and verification for REDD+

This report provides an overview of the national REDD+ strategy and institutional capacity for Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) of REDD+ as well as the current state of knowledge of [more]…

Changing Small Island Developing States: A space perspective on environmental change in the Caribbean

This publication focuses on high-resolution imagery processed to illustrate the impacts on Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean of climate change, sea-level rise, coral bleaching, uncontrolled urban and tourism [more]…

Guidelines for the design and implementation of community-managed water storage in Tuvalu

These guidelines were developed as part of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project which aims to build resilience to drought by improving the Tuvalu’s water resources management. The publication [more]…

Poverty and Vulnerability Assessment – a survey instrument for the Hindu Kush Himalayas

This publication describes the development and application of ICIMOD’s Poverty and Vulnerability Assessment (PVA), a household survey tool designed to capture key elements of poverty, vulnerability, and adaptive capacity in [more]…

Climate change and water resources in West Africa: an assessment of groundwater management

This paper addresses the sustainability and potential impacts of climate change on rural groundwater management in West Africa. It recommends starting at local levels and slowly build up larger and more [more]…

The Chinyanja Triangle in the Zambezi River Basin, Southern Africa: status of, and prospects for, agriculture, natural resources management and rural development

This paper, which focuses on the Chinyanja Triangle (CT), an area inside the Zambezi River Basin, characterises three distinct farming subsystems across rainfall gradients, namely maize-beans-fish, sorghum-millet-livestock and the livestock-dominated [more]…

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