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Tuesday 26 August 2014

Agriculture

Agricultural land redistribution and land administration in Sub-Saharan Africa: case studies of recent reforms.

Directions in development (Agriculture and rural development)
Corporate Author:
World Bank
Author:
Frank F. K. Byamugisha (editor)

Agricultural Land Redistribution and Land Administration in Sub-Saharan Africa: Case Studies of Recent Reforms focuses on 'how' to undertake land reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa, but with relevant lessons for other developing countries. It provides details, with case studies, on how reforms were undertaken to address a pressing and controversial development challenge in Africa - land ownership inequality - and an intransigent development issue - inefficiency and corruption in land administration. An equally important contribution of the book is assessing reforms and highlighting valuable lessons for other countries contemplating reforms. The six case studies collectively cover two main areas of land governance: reforms in redistributing agricultural land and reforms in land administration. The first two case studies discuss reforms in redistributing agricultural land in Malawi and South Africa, part of the southern Africa region where land ownership inequalities rival those in Latin America. The remaining case studies, four in number, are focused on addressing corruption and inefficiency in land administration in a variety of contexts of governance including stable and post-conflict countries. The case studies cover: (i) Decentralising land administration with demonstrations from Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Ghana; (ii) Developing post-conflict land administration systems with examples from Liberia and Rwanda; (iii) Re-engineering and computerising land information systems with examples from Ghana and Uganda; and (iv) Improving management of government land through land inventories with examples drawn from Ghana and Uganda. The common elements between sometimes disparate experiences provide lessons of relevance to African and other developing countries contemplating similar reforms. The rigorous analysis and yet down-to-earth lessons of experience are a reflection of the authors' deep global experience underpinned by personal participation in the reforms covered by the book. This volume will be of interest to a wide audience including land specialists and practitioners, African policy makers, experts and managers in the international development community, and the academia.

  • ISBN: 9781464801884
  • 21.00
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Science & Technology

Preparation of a feasibility study for new nuclear power projects.

IAEA nuclear energy series NP-T-3.3.
Corporate Author:
International Atomic Energy Agency

A feasibility study represents an important step in the development of a new build nuclear power plant project. It is a complex but necessary step to determine whether a business opportunity is possible, practical and viable. Technical, economical, financial, regulatory, social, environmental aspects of a nuclear power plant programme need to be considered to allow authorities to make informed decisions regarding the possible implementation of the project This publication assists Member States in developing a feasibility study for nuclear power projects and provides guidance to users who are planning to perform such a study, with consideration of both the technical and process areas. These guidelines condense the experience of individuals involved in previous feasibility study efforts and provide industry best practices in order to maximize the usefulness of any results.

  • ISBN: 9789201456106
  • 40.00
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Science & Technology

Managing organizational change in nuclear organizations.

IAEA nuclear energy series NG-T-1.1.
Corporate Author:
International Atomic Energy Agency

It is widely recognized that engineering changes, if not properly considered and controlled, can have potentially major safety implications; however, organisational changes can also have potentially major safety implications. This publication is intended to assist the management of nuclear organizations in identifying, planning and implementing organisational change. The driving force for the change may be internal or external. Based on the assumption that any change made within a facility applying nuclear technology has the potential to impact safety and effectiveness, the publication provides a description of the basic principles for managing and implementing the organisational change effectively while remaining focused on safe and reliable operation. The guidance contained in the publication is relevant to all organisational changes within nuclear organisations.

  • ISBN: 9789201409102
  • 46.00
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Trade

Annual report on exchange arrangements and exchange restrictions 2013.

Corporate Author:
International Monetary Fund

Published since 1950, this authoritative, annual reference is based upon a unique IMF database that tracks exchange and trade arrangements for all 186 IMF member countries, along with Hong Kong SAR, Aruba, and the Netherlands Antilles. The Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions (AREAER) draws together information available to the IMF from a number of sources, including during official IMF staff visits to member countries. There is a separate chapter for each of the 189 countries included, and these are presented in a clear, easy-to-read tabular format. A summary table allows for simple cross-country comparisons of key features of their exchange and trade regimes. The report's introduction summarizes recent global trends and developments. It discusses such topical issues as exchange rate arrangements, current or capital transactions, or prudential regulations. The individual country chapters outline exchange measures in place, the structure and setting of exchange rates, arrangements for payments and receipts, procedures for resident and nonresident accounts, mechanisms for import and export payments and receipts, controls on capital transactions, and provisions specific to the financial sector. The report now provides more detailed information on the operations of foreign exchange markets and exchange rate mechanisms and better describes the regulatory framework for current and capital account transactions.

  • ISBN: 9781484366806
  • 165.00
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