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The Policy Papers & Briefs resource type is meant for publications and resources that contain policy directions and/or assessments, as well as briefs describing a land-related situation. Different terminologies are used by different organizations, such as country profiles, issue briefs, fact sheets and/or knowledge notes, as well as policy focus reports.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa

This briefing note presents the Executive Summary of a LEGEND paper that synthesises the key lessons from recent partnership projects in sub-Saharan Africa that explored how private business can partner with civil society stakeholders to demonstrate how agricultural investments can operate responsibly by respecting the legitimate land rights of local communities.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
May 2016

This LEGEND bulletin provides an overview of the main themes discussed and key messages identified by the LEGEND Core Land Support Team (CLST) during the 17th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty.

Policy Papers & Briefs
July 2019
Sierra Leone
  • The role of Paramount Chiefs and Members of Parliament in approaching communities for negotiations compromised Free, Prior and Informed Consent. Furthermore, customary decision-making regarding the agreement to lease land were made by elders of landowning families and excluded women, junior men, and members of non-land-owning families.
Policy Papers & Briefs
November 2017
Sierra Leone

The UK Department for International Development (the “DFID”) plays a strong role in driving changes towards improving land rights protection, land-tenure information and responsible private sector land investments in developing countries.

Policy Papers & Briefs
August 2019

If a company wants to use a community’s land for eucalyptus plantations, the community should think carefully about whether this is a good idea. Civil society organizations that support communities in interacting with the government or plantation companies can use this briefing document to start to understand the environmental impacts that communities should be aware of.

Policy Papers & Briefs
November 2018

The Community Land Value Chain (CaVaTeCo in Portuguese) is an approach that can improve tenure security and management of community lands and natural resources in the context of large-scale land investments.

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