04/07/2016
Building Enabling Legal Frameworks for Sustainable Land-Use Investments in Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique: A Synthesis, by M Cecilia G Dalupan, Caroline Haywood, D Andrew Wardell, Marie-Claire Cordonnier-Segger and Robert Kibugi -- The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) assessed the legal frameworks for major natural resource sectors in Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique to analyze whether, and to what extent they enable sustainable investments. National development plans in each country, and their crosscutting laws on land and the environment, incorporate principles of sustainable development. However, sector-specific laws governing forestry, agriculture, mining and energy reflect these principles to varying degrees. Relying significantly on natural resources, these countries have witnessed consistent GDP growth in recent years. Despite their resource wealth and increased investments, poverty and resource degradation persist...