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  1. Library Resource
    Landesa Annual Report 2019
    Reports & Research
    January, 2020
    Global

    Around the world, land is the foundation of rural life. Perhaps no other asset can equal the transformative power of land to create economic opportunity, boost productivity and food security, and fulfill the promise of fundamental human rights and a life of basic dignity and access to justice.

  2. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    October, 2019
    Global

    This primer provides an introduction to some of the key issues that arise in the negotiation of contracts linked to investments in agriculture, and practical guidance for how to approach common issues. First, it outlines the typical goals of three important stakeholders – the government, companies, and communities who live on or near land on which a project will take place – along with the risks that each type of stakeholder faces. Then, it discusses the role of contracts and lawyers, provides tips for negotiations, and includes resources for further reading.

  3. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    January, 2019
    Global

    This guide examines the role and responsibilities of private sector lawyers when advising their clients on agricultural investments. It discusses how lawyers can prevent and/or address and mitigate adverse human rights impacts on holders of legitimate tenure rights when advising on or conducting their due diligence and risk assessment processes on behalf of their clients. It provides a number of key recommendations, including on how to align legal advice with the VGGT and CFS-RAI

  4. Library Resource
    Measuring Individuals’ Rights to Land; An Integrated Approach to Data Collection for SDG Indicators 1.4.2 and 5.a.1
    Reports & Research
    September, 2019
    Global

    Land is a key economic resource inextricably linked to access to, use of and control over other economic and productive resources. Recognition of this, and the increasing stress on land from the world’s growing population and changing climate, has driven demand for strengthening tenure security for all. This has created the need for a core set of land indicators that have national application and global comparability, which culminated in the inclusion of indicators 1.4.2 and 5.a.1 in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda.

  5. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    August, 2015
    Global

    This Guide is complementary to the Interlaken Group's 'Respecting Land and Forest Rights: a Guide for Companies'. It provides guidance on what companies can do to reduce risk through improve tenure governance in land-based investment, reflecting the principles of responsible governance of land tenure set out in the VGGT. It provides a more manageable presentation of the VGGT, along with steps to ensure that a company acts consistently with them and includes thorough due diligence on the tenure rights of project-affected communities.

  6. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 2019
    Global

    Interactive guide to the VGGT

  7. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2019
    Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Global

    In April 2019, UN Habitat through the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) and Global Urban Observatory (GUO) Units; with support from the Global Land Indicators Initiative (GLII) contacted National Statistical Offices (NSOs), National Land Registries and SDGs focal points with the aim of mobilizing existing data on land tenure security in response to SDGs indicator 1.4.2. The data drive was conducted in support of UN Habitat Database for Human Settlements Indicators, for which 1.4.2 is part of.

  8. Library Resource
    GLII Briefing Note: Status of Land Indicators, SDGs Progress 2019 and Related Efforts
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2019
    Global

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a conceptual framework of 17 goals and 169 targets. An abundance of interlinkages exists between them. Land targets are core to achieving most of the SDGs including poverty eradication, food security, gender equality and empowerment of women, adequate housing and urban development, mitigating and adapting to climate change, reducing and preventing land degradation, and fostering peace and stability for prosperity.

  9. Library Resource

    Lessons and guiding principles from DFID land tenure regularisation and land sector support programmes

    Reports & Research
    July, 2019
    Africa, Asia, Global

    Presentation summarising key findings and lessons from 2019 LEGEND report Securing rights to land at scale.

  10. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    March, 2017
    Global

    This technical guide is aimed at legal professionals working with governments, civil society, the private sector or development agencies as well as law societies, notaries, judges and all those who are interested in understanding the role of law in giving effect to the provisions of the Guidelines (VGGT). It reviews the legal implications of the Guidelines and provides guidance on assessing national legislation, legal reform and improved implementation as well as the settlement of disputes.

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