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  1. Library Resource
    Secure Land Tenure Rights For All

    Successful Approaches and Their Impacts

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2019
    Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda, Namibia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Brazil, Peru, Asia, Cambodia, Laos, Eastern Europe, Global

    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.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2010
    Angola, Burkina Faso, United States of America, Zambia, Mali, Germany, Namibia, Eswatini, Ghana, Guinea, Malawi, Niger, Cameroon, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, Senegal, Papua New Guinea, Africa

    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.

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    Respecting free, prior and informed consent
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Africa, 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.

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