Guinea-Bissau : Land Tenure Issues and Policy Study | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
February 2013
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
oai:openknowledge.worldbank.org:10986/12465
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CC BY 3.0 Unported

The present study reports on the
Government of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau's efforts
to develop a comprehensive strategy for enhancing land
rights security and achieving social and economic
development objectives. This report is divided into two main
parts. The first part summarizes the current state of
development of the government s land policy, as well as the
legal and traditional framework existing for land tenure
security. It further presents the institutional environment
and technical conditions regarding the implementation of the
land law and general land regulation draft. The second part
presents and analyzes the government action plan. Specific
recommendations are made concerning the basic structure and
main elements of a national land administration and land
management program, which could comprise three components:
(i) the development of a nationwide cadastral system as the
core infrastructure and land administration instrument, (ii)
the harmonization and integration of traditional and
official right systems and institutions, and (iii)
subsidiary support to land management capacities, which are
crucial for the implementation of the two previous
components. Several cross-cutting issues like gender,
conflict management, environmental aspects and sustainable
resource management are interlaced with the technical
elements of land tenure development and considered
throughout the report.

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