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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2021
    Africa

    For the past few decades, efforts to strengthen women’s land rights in many sub-Saharan African countries have primarily focused on a single approach: systematic registration through individual/joint certification or titling. While registration — individually or with a spouse — may support tenure security in specific contexts, the sheer complexity of land governance practices and tenure arrangements across the continent (both formal and customary) often render an emphasis on systematic titling inadequate.

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    iied brief
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2020
    Cameroon

    Land in Cameroon is under growing pressure for many reasons — powerful commercial interests, changing climate conditions and shifting demographic flows including mass migration and increasing population density. The rights of rural communities and indigenous people to access and use land for farming and grazing have been eroded — primarily due to failure to recognise customary land tenure rights, land use conflicts and lack of effective local governance. The country’s land legislation is indeed outdated and not compatible with customary law and local realities.

  3. Library Resource
    iied briefing
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2017
    Cameroon

    In Cameroon, commercial and infrastructural developments are exerting increasing pressure on land and natural resources, which is in turn exacerbating the risks to the rights of indigenous peoples. Against this backdrop, the ongoing process of revising Cameroon’s land legislation provides an opportunity to secure aspects of indigenous peoples’ rights, as part of a wider effort to secure the land rights of local communities.

  4. Library Resource
    community forest
    Reports & Research
    November, 2017
    Cameroon

    This brief study has been produced by the partners of the CoNGOs consortium to share our different knowledge and experience, and to set out a joint understanding of the current state of play in relation to community forestry in Cameroon.

  5. Library Resource
    iied briefing
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2018
    Cameroon

    Cameroon is part of a global trend towards large-scale investments in infrastructure, agriculture, extractive industries, industrial facilities and real estate that are displacing many people. Deeming these projects in the public interest, governments often acquire land by expropriating locally-held land rights. But compulsory land acquisition has severe economic, social and cultural impacts for families and communities.

  6. Library Resource
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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2019
    Cameroon

    Cameroon’s current land law appears to have two conflicting objectives: to attract investors through large-scale land concessions while simultaneously protecting biodiversity, defending local people’s rights and promoting rural development. But the legislation governing large-scale land-based investments is outdated and sometimes incoherent. The land allocation process is investor driven and does not appropriately balance economic, social or environmental considerations.

  7. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    July, 2011
    South-Eastern Asia

    How can REDD+ benefit from the lessons of community forestry? 

    The Forest Governance Learning Group brought together 12 experts from India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Vietnam, and the UN-REDD Programme to discuss how community forestry strengths and shortcomings can influence the further development of REDD+. This booklet summarizes their responses to nine timely questions and provides recommendations for future steps.

  8. Library Resource
    Resource Assessment and Land Use Planning: A Case Study
    Reports & Research
    December, 1993
    Sri Lanka

    ABSTRACTED FROM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: 

    This review does not attempt to be comprehensive. Instead, we highlight:

    • benchmarks in the evolution of land use policies in Sri Lanka;

    • the actual contribution made to decisions about land use by systematic information on land resources.

    Recommendations are made to provide better support for decision-makers at all levels. A summary of legislation, a list of agencies responsible for planning and land resources data and an extensive sourced bibliography are provided.

  9. Library Resource
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    Why urban land governance matters

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2019
    Global

    According to recent reviews, the focus of DFID’s land
 governance work over the past decade has been primarily rural.

  10. Library Resource
    Les propositions de la société civile pour la réforme fonciere au Cameroun - LandCam.png
    Conference Papers & Reports
    July, 2019
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Cameroon

    Date: juillet 2019

    Source: FarmlandgrabLandCam

    Par: Wouri Consulting et Samuel Nguiffo/ LandCam (CED, RELUFA, IIED)

    Les propositions de la société civile pour la réforme foncière au Cameroun : Évaluation du cadre juridique à la lumière des textes existants

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