|This paper is a synthesis of land issues and land policy constraints in Southern Africa prepared for the World Bank Regional Workshop on Land Issues in Africa and the Middle East held in Kampala, Uganda, 29 April to 2 May 2002. It synthesizes key points made in commissioned papers, plenary comments, and facilitated discussions from a special Southern Africa Working Group attended by conference delegates. Topics include an overview of land issues and special problems and constraints affecting the southern African region including land administration, community ownership, financial capital and investment, HIV/AIDS, land markets, land conflict, and land redistribution. It also compares the performance of selected countries in linking land policy with poverty reduction and concludes with steps for better incorporating land issues in country level Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers being endorsed by certain donors.
Paper prepared for the World Bank Regional Workshop on Land Issues in Africa and the Middle East held in Kampala, Uganda, 29 April to 2 May 2002.
Michael Roth is Senior Scientist in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and the Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1357 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin, 53715, USA. Fax: 608-262-2141.