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Property rights

The background to this focus lies in work on commons (or common property rights) done at the World Bank, including operational and policy work on indigenous peoples. As well, it includes extensive network building and maintenance activities, specifically Common Property Resource Management Network (CPRNet) and Community-Based Natural Resource Management Network (CBNRM Net).

Coastal commons in Colombia and Ghana
“Institutions, organizations and poverty: Challenges to coastal zone management in Colombia and Ghana.” Paper prepared for the annual conference of the Norwegian Association for Development Research, 5-7 November 2007, Bergen, Norway. Coauthor: Laura M. Alayón. [access]
Links (internal): access | docs
Comments: The paper presents a comparative analysis of institutions, organizations and values that determine the present complex situation with regards to coastal zone management in the two countries.
Links (external): Norwegian Association for Development Research.
Commons and legal reform in Mauritania
“Regulating the commons in Mauritania: Local agreements as a tool for sustainable natural resource management.” Paper prepared for the biannual conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC), 19-23 June 2006, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Coauthor: Karl P. Kirsch-Jung (German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), Mauritania). [access: more | paper | presentation]
Partner: German Technical Cooperation (GTZ).
Links (internal): docs | images.
Comments: The paper presents an approach developed by GTZ to ensure local user rights and management authorities over local resources. Revised version to be published in the CBNRM Net Paper Series.
Links (external): IASC.