A Guide to the World Bank’s Gender Issues and Best Practices in Land Administration Projects: A Synthesis Report

August 2005
Robin Palmer (Oxfam GB Global Land Adviser)

A guide to a report from the World Bank’s Agriculture and Rural Development Department which is likely to prove extremely helpful to practitioners. The structure of the report is first given in detail to illustrate its coverage. This is followed by a section which gathers together some of its contents and conclusions, interspersed with comments. This is done under 8 headings: the need for gender-disaggregated information; acknowledging regional differences; trusting the customary?; gender dimensions in land administration; cultural constraints; the power of regulations; adjudication; knowing your rights, education and training.