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Commercial Pressures on Land and Their Impact on Child Rights: A review of the literature

  • Bethelhem Ketsela Moulat
  • Ereblina Elezaj
  • Lucia Luzi
  • Ian Brand-Weiner
  • UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
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    This paper aims to provide a comprehensive review of the existing literature on the political economy of CPLs with the specific intention of mapping the relevant channels of impact on the rights and well-being of children living in rural areas where CPLs are fast-proliferating. Although there are some documented benefits, according to the large majority of the literature reviewed, the twin outcomes of displacement and dispossession are found to be critical negative socio-economic changes resulting from CPLs. In conjunction with a pervasive lack of transparency in the land transfer negotiation and implementation processes, the twin outcomes are in turn associated with a number of transmission channels that can impact the rights and well-being of children in affected rural communities.

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    Paper provided by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in its series Innocenti Working Papers with number inwopa667.

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    Length: 88
    Date of creation: 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:ucf:inwopa:inwopa667
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    1. von Braun, Joachim & Meinzen-Dick, Ruth Suseela, 2009. ""Land grabbing" by foreign investors in developing countries: Risks and opportunities," Policy briefs 13, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    2. Arslan, Aslihan & Khalilian, Setareh & Lange, Mareike, 2011. "Dealing with the race for agricultural land," Kiel Policy Brief 31, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
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