This briefing note presents the Executive Summary of a LEGEND paper that synthesises the key lessons from recent partnership projects in sub-Saharan Africa that explored how private business can partner with civil society stakeholders to demonstrate how agricultural investments can operate responsibly by respecting the legitimate land rights of local communities.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2019Sub-Saharan Africa
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsOctober, 2019Global
According to recent reviews, the focus of DFID’s land governance work over the past decade has been primarily rural.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJune, 2019Africa, Eastern Africa, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania
This bulletin focuses on land tenure regularisation (LTR), with articles from practitioners to accompany the new LEGEND report Securing land rights at scale: eight lessons and guiding principles on land tenure regularisation.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsApril, 2019Eastern Africa, Tanzania, Western Africa, Global
This bulletin highlights initiatives to support socially responsible investment.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2019Global
This bulletin distils lessons from a sugarcane cooperative in Malawi and a forestry investment scheme in Sierra Leone, drawing on the five pillars of inclusive business as identified in the 2018 LEGEND state of the debate report.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsSeptember, 2018Global
This bulletin highlights the breadth of DFID's current portfolio on land and prompts important questions about DFID’s work on land governance in the years to come.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMay, 2018Global
This LEGEND bulletin explores early experiences and emerging lessons from four of these projects, and includes testimony from community members attesting to their positive results.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2017Global
This LEGEND bulletin considers the key components for monitoring and evaluating the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT).
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2017Uganda
The ways in which people obtain land in Uganda are changing fast. Land that used to be secured through inheritance, gifts or proof of long-term occupancy is now more commonly changing hands in the market. Those with wealth and powerful connections are frequently able to override local rules and gain access to land at the expense of poorer individuals. Government-backed agribusiness investors receive large areas of land with benefits for some local farmers who are able to participate in the schemes, while other smallholders see their land access and livelihoods degraded.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsAugust, 2017India
After natural disasters, governments often relocate vulnerable urban communities in the name of humanitarian relief. But urban communities rarely welcome such relocation, since it frequently exacerbates their daily challenges or creates new risks. Indeed, resettlement after a disaster is often another form of eviction. This briefing discusses the situation in Chennai, where state and local authorities have been building resettlement tenements on inland marsh areas using centrally sponsored schemes for affordable housing.
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