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Land and Covid-19

As governments press pause on economic activities and people change their work and social behaviors to halt the spread of COVID-19, there are several hidden dimensions that can put pressure on land governance and management and threaten the land rights security of millions worldwide. In this section, we’ve put together the latest news on how COVID-19 affects various dimensions of land rights.  

 

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The pandemic triggered the aspiration among NRI’s to own a home back in India
28 November 2022
India

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, an increasing number of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) are investing in real estate properties in India.

24 September 2022
Mongolia

Seventy percent of land in Mongolia has succumbed to desertification. The land has also come under relentless pressure from overgrazing by 60 million head of livestock and extractive industries like mining. 

5 May 2022
Sub-Saharan Africa

Since its emergence more than two years ago, COVID-19 has reached nearly every corner of the globe. It has infected hundreds of millions of people, and overwhelmed health systems worldwide. But its impact goes beyond its direct health consequences.

17 January 2022
Global

In 2020, as Covid-19 spread rapidly across the cities where SDI is active, federations recognised the need for both urgent responses to the acute humanitarian crises facing their communities and longer-term strategies to engage with government and other stakeholders to address the prolonged effects of this global crisis.

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Land and Socio‐Economic Effects of the COVID‐19 Pandemic in Rural Kenya
Journal Articles & Books
October 2022
Kenya

Following its outbreak in late 2019, the Coronavirus disease (COVID‐19) has been reported to have had devastating human health, health systems, and socioeconomic impacts across the globe.

Tatiane Matheus
Journal Articles & Books
August 2022
South America
Brazil

O planeta Terra vive uma emergência climática e a necessidade de soluções e ações se tornou ainda mais urgente com a crise mundial ocasionada pela pandemia da Covid-19. As relações entre o modelo de produção do agronegócio, o desmatamento, a destruição da biosfera e o aquecimento global, entre outros fatores que desequilibram o meio ambiente, favorecem o surgimento e a proliferação de novas doe

County Dashboard Togo
Reports & Research
May 2022
Togo

The Gnassingbé clan has ruled the country since 1967. Throughout the survey period, demands for political change initiated by institutional and electoral reforms were a major issue of contention between the government and the challengers of the Gnassingbé regime. An alliance of opposition parties and civil society groups organized peaceful demonstrations in opposition to the regime.

Blogs

Roadmap for Developing a Land Policy in Zambia
4 April 2023
Authors: 
Jesinta Kunda
Zambia

In a blog series from IIED and the Land Portal, rights defenders and practitioners in the global South reflect on their strategies to push for more responsible and sustainable land-based investments. Here, guest blogger Jesinta Kunda describes how civil society organizations were key to improving Zambia’s first ever National Lands Policy.

LANDac International Conference 2022
23 June 2022
Authors: 
Mr. Neil Sorensen
Netherlands
Global

The 13th Annual LANDac Annual Conference is taking place in person next week in Utrecht, Netherlands, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. All the conference sessions will also be accessible online to registered participants. LANDac brings together land governance stakeholders from around the world who might not otherwise meet, including academic researchers, the private, civil society, and policy makers.

Forest transition Aerial view of a Transition Forest area in Bokito, Cameroon. Photo by Mokhamad Edliadi/CIFOR
29 March 2022
Authors: 
Amaelle Seigneret
Nathaniah Jacobs
Eastern Africa
Ethiopia
Tanzania
Southern Africa
South Africa
Global

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