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Land governance for small island developing states : case study Zanzibar

Juma, Al-Amin Omar (2012) Land governance for small island developing states : case study Zanzibar.

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Abstract:Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) have mostly delicate coastal environment which claim special circumstances that complicate their adoption of coastal administrative systems. Many natural and human related economic activities cause changes in the physical environment and pressure on the land. The excessive amount of investment than the ability is the indication of the pressure subjected to these small islands states. This is because of the limited options of types and scale of the economy they can adopt. To control the situation, good governance should call for improvements that touch virtually all aspects of the public sectors. This is from institutions that set the rules of the game for economic and political interaction, to decision-making structures that determine priorities among public problems and allocate resources to respond to them. And also to organizations that manage administrative systems and deliver goods and services to citizens This study will use the aspects of land governance, to research the community impacts on government's adaption of tourism development industry as means of economic development sustainability of Zanzibar as among small island development states. The adoption that raised many claims towards poverty reduction for local people and the country in general. On looking onto the concepts and role of government in poverty alleviation, this research will make use of tourism planning policies and strategies in place, simultaneously observing the spatial changes occurred in the tourism areas to see how these issues matches and/or mismatches. This will be done by integrating those development changes with other data such as household surveys and interviews on studying and observing the society's perceptions on the investments and its processes. Finally the study will determine if there is any risk that can be identified and projected on a map, so that professionals on land administration and land governance can take appropriate action to stabilize or modify any issues that appeared to imbalances the process. However, good governance is deeply problematic as a guide to development especially in Small Island Developing States, due to their nature, politics and pressure towards economic success.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ITC: Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
Programme:Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation MSc (75014)
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