The aim of this policy paper is to present successful approaches to secure land tenure rights in rural and urban areas. To support future programmatic decisions by he Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ, this paper focusses especially on impacts and good practices. It discusses examples from the German technical cooperation but also includes good practices and impacts achieved by other development partners.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJuly, 2019Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda, Namibia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Brazil, Peru, Asia, Cambodia, Laos, Eastern Europe, Global
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Given the recent trend of granting vast areas of African land to foreign investors, the urgency of placing real ownership in the hands of the people living and making their livelihood upon lands held according to custom cannot be overstated. This study provides guidance on how best to recognize and protect the land rights of the rural poor. Protecting and enforcing the land rights of rural Africans may be best done by passing laws that elevate existing customary land rights up into nations' formal legal frameworks thereby making customary land rights equal to documented land claims.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2014Africa, Cameroon, Togo, Guatemala, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Cambodia, Philippines, Italy, Australia
This guide provides guidance for companies to implement free, prior and informed consent. It
• translates principles of responsible land governance and tenure (see the VGGT) into practical mechanisms, processes and actions,
• gives examples of good practice – what has worked, where, why and how, and
• provides useful tools for activities such as the design of policy and reform processes, for the design of investment projects and for guiding interventions.