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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2018
    Western Africa

    Oil palm investments are returning from Southeast Asia to West Africa, where the crop originated. As this interest intensifies, land conflicts are likely to become more prevalent. Our research shows that such disputes can treble the cost of cultivation and cause year-long delays. Despite this, many companies do not mitigate tenure risk because they lack the data and tools necessary to understand their risk exposure and take action.

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    Whether Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Asia and Africa are Vulnerable to Expropriation Without Fair Compensation

    Conference Papers & Reports
    February, 2017
    Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia

    This paper examines whether national expropriation and land laws in 30 countries across Asia and Africa put Indigenous Peoples and local communities at risk of expropriation without compensation. In particular, this paper examines whether national laws ensure that communities are eligible for compensation and whether eligibility requirements effectively close the door on communities seeking compensation.

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    An In-Depth Analysis of the Laws and Practices Related to Land Expropriation for the Lekki Free Trade Zone in Lagos

    Peer-reviewed publication
    February, 2018
    Africa, Nigeria, Global

    In Nigeria, the recurring impoverishment and other negative socioeconomic impacts endured by landholders affected by expropriation are well-documented and call into question the Land Use Act’s (LUA) effectiveness in protecting local land rights. The World Bank’s Land Governance Assessment Framework found that, in Nigeria, “a large number of acquisitions occurs without prompt and adequate compensation, thus leaving those losing land worse off, with no mechanism for independent appeal even though the land is often not utilized for a public purpose”.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2010
    Afghanistan

    From the document's preface: "This draft Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) sets out the general principles and policies to be followed in connection with any land acquisition and resultant resettlement which will occur during the implementation of the proposed Irrigation Restoration and Development Project scheduled to commence in 2011.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2018
    Global

    This report reviews the idea of inclusiveness in agricultural investments and analyses what ‘inclusiveness’ means to different value chain actors.

  6. Library Resource

    Findings from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Zambia

    Reports & Research
    March, 2019
    Africa, Zambia, Liberia, Sierra Leone

    From forced eviction to loss of livelihood, social status, savings and even life, land corruption in Africa has serious and far-reaching consequences. Such corruption comes in many forms, and it must be understood – along with the factors that enable it – before it can be tackled.

  7. Library Resource

    Resources for Practitioners and Policy-Makers

    Reports & Research
    March, 2018
    Africa

    Women, Land and Corruption is a collection of unique articles and research findings that describe and analyse the prevalence of land corruption in Africa — and its disproportionate effect on women

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