For the past decade, GIZ has supported participatory land use planning, land registration and land titling as a vehicle for sustainable rural development in Lao PDR. Following a number of predecessor programmes, the current Land Program (including Land Management and Decentralized Planning (LMDP) and Enhanced Land Tenure Security (ELTeS) projects) is active in the provinces of Luang Namtha, Sayabouri, Huaphan and Khammouane. This impact study focussed on some of the intermediary and longer-term changes that GIZ’s work in the land sector has been aiming to bring about in Laos.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2017
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2015Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
East–Southeast Asia is currently one of the fastest urbanizing regions in the world, with countries such as China climbing from 20 to 50% urbanized in just a few decades. By 2050, these countries are projected to add 1 billion people, with 90% of that growth occurring in cities.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006
Farmers in northern Laos have been experiencing a rapid transformation from subsistence agricultural production to intensive cash crop cultivation over the last decade. The current research examines land-use change patterns and the driving forces behind farmer’s decisions regarding changing land use and selecting crops, particularly in areas along the new North-South Economic Corridor that passes through Luang Namtha and Bokeo provinces in northwestern Laos.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007
Rural development in the uplands of Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) has presented many challenges for farmers and their communities. Lao government policy is directed at reducing the production of upland rice and providing sustainable alternative livelihoods for upland farmers.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2015Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam
The April 2015 edition of Against the Grain -- a report by Genetic Resources Action International (GRAIN) on laws and mechanisms in Asia that result in land transfer from independent farmers to larger entities.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2016Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand
An analysis paper by Dustin Hoasa on the World Bank Group's lending practices, part 2 in Inclusive Development International (IDI)'s 'Outsourcing Development' series. Published by IDI in collaboration with the Bank Information Center, 11.11.11, Urgewald and Accountability Counsel in the United States, December 2016.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2013Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar
Conflict over land, combined with the systematic violation of land rights, is one of the most prominent human rights problems faced by Cambodians. The root of this problem can be traced back to the abolition of private ownership by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. This report provides an overview of the land conflicts and provides recommendations for resolving these conflicts.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2014Myanmar
This paper describes the current challenges Myanmar faces to shift to a system more inclusive of multiple interest groups. The authors provide background on the situation in Myanmar and its past levels of performance. They describe ethnic and religious violence, current economic progress, and the situations of land and agriculture and exchange rates and finance. Finally, they propose potential solutions.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2017Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
A discussion paper on civil society's participation in land policy-making, focused on the pre-consultation phase of Myanmar's National Land Use Policy. Written by Eben Forbes, with research assistance from Dr. Nu Nu Khin and
Yadana Than Htaik, and published by Land Core Group, Loka Ahlinn and Mekong Region Land Governance in February 2017.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, China
A research paper by Jochen Hinkel and Timo Menniken on institutional adaptation to the effects of climate change in management of transboundary river basins, published in 2007 by Institute of Environmental Systems Research, University of Osnabrueck.