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Commercial Pressures on Land and Their Impact on Child Rights

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

Author(s)

Bethelhem Ketsela Moulat

Co-author(s)

Ian Brand-Weiner; Ereblina Elezaj; Lucia Luzi

 

Publication date: 2012-13

Publication series:
Innocenti Working Papers

No. of pages: 88

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Abstract

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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