MAINSTREAMING GOVERNANCE OF TENURE IN THE PHILIPPINES | Land Portal
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February 2019
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Land-based sectors in the Philippines are affected by institutional

weaknesses in various ways, including overlapping and conflicting

policies, laws and programmes, a lack of reform in public land

management and inadequate funding for urban development, disaster

mitigation and climate change. Land governance has thus been given

paramount importance in recent years. However, security of tenure

for all remains a challenge as the existing institutional set-up fails

to respond to the needs of people in the land, fisheries and forestry

sectors. In response to this, the Government decided to mainstream the

Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT)

on Land, Fisheries and Forests in order to improve land governance and

expand it beyond the land sector. The project contributed to improving

the capacity of the Government to provide good land governance

by updating the Land Sector Development Framework (LSDF) in line

with VGGT principles and guidelines, and by increasing awareness of

these principles and guidelines in the fisheries sector.

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