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    A review of literature and case studies from sub-Saharan Africa

    Reports & Research
    March, 2017
    Mozambique, Uganda, Ghana, Senegal

    Access to land is at the heart of rural livelihoods. In sub-Saharan Africa, the pace and scale at which land is changing hands are increasing fast. Understanding these changes in land access is crucial if the systems of land governance, the practices of companies and organisations, and the initiatives seeking to influence rural development, are to adapt and have a positive impact.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2017
    Cameroon, Western Africa, Ghana, Senegal

    A recent surge in agribusiness plantation deals has increased pressures on land in many low- and middle-income countries. Rural people have mobilised to protect their rights, seek better terms or oppose the deals altogether. Since 2014, an initiative in Cameroon, Ghana and Senegal has worked to help people harness the law in order to have greater control over decisions that affect them – a process commonly referred to as legal empowerment. 

  3. Library Resource
    Tenure and Investment in Africa cover image
    Reports & Research
    February, 2017
    Africa, Kenya, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mali, Senegal

    This synthesis of our findings from an investigation of tenure risk in East, West, and Southern Africa, shows that a majority of tenure disputes are caused by the displacement of local peoples, indicating that companies and investors are not doing enough to understand competing claims to the land they acquire or lease. This failure in diligence is particularly noteworthy given that a majority of the disputes analyzed had materially significant impacts: indeed, a higher proportion of projects in Africa are financially impacted by tenure dispute than any other region in the world. 

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    The urgency of securing community land rights in a turbulent world

    Reports & Research
    February, 2017
    Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, China, Indonesia, India

    Amid the realities of major political turbulence, there was growing recognition in 2016 that the land rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities are key to ensuring peace and prosperity, economic development, sound investment, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Despite equivocation by governments, a critical mass of influential investors and companies now recognize the market rationale for respecting community land rights.

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