For the estimated 70% of the world population that lives on property without a formal land title, life can be precarious. The absence of ownership documentation raises families’ vulnerability to forced eviction and conflict; it precludes the use of the property to access financial services and other economic benefits; and it diminishes the value of property by restricting its transfer to an informal, opaque market. And yet, in many parts of the world, the process of obtaining a land title is not only expensive but also complicated and sometimes nearly impossible.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2021Indonesia, Global
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsJune, 2021Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, Colombia
Profesionales de diferentes disciplinas explican el paso a paso y los conceptos de la “Hoja de Ruta para la formalización y titulación de predios de Entidades de Derecho Público (EDP)”. Escucha testimonios y vivencias de lideresas y líderes comunitarios, así como de servidores públicos de territorios donde la Hoja de Ruta ya dinamizó la seguridad jurídica de predios de EDP.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2019Cambodia
This policy brief was developed in order to enable a meaningful engagement and policy dialogue with government institutions and other relevant stakeholders about challenges and opportunities related to recognizing customary tenure in Cambodia.
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesUN ResolutionsAugust, 2019Global
As per the provisions of rule 10 of the rules of procedures of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Conference of the Parties (COP), the second intersessional meeting of the Bureau of the thirteenth session of the COP (COP 13) held in Guiyang, China, on 26 February 2019, endorsed the inclusion of a new agenda item on land tenure, under new and emerging issues, for consideration at COP 14. The Bureau further requested the secretariat to submit a background document in that respect.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchConference Papers & ReportsSeptember, 2021Southern Asia
The Summary Report of the 3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum provides a comprehensive review of the key messages from the event including a synthesis of keynote speeches, key take-aways, the links to all presentations and additional documentation.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsJuly, 2017Bhutan
Semi-nomadic yak herders of Bhutan depend on high altitude rangelands and yaks for their livelihoods. Conflicts over high altitude rangelands among herders can lead to sub-optimal management with negative impacts on the environment, livelihoods and socio-economic well-being of semi-nomadic yak herders.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJuly, 2017Bhutan
Arable land in Bhutan is under serious threats of land degradation. Proper land management approach is needed to control soil erosion problems. This study is an attempt to characterize and document the conventional and the community-based land management approaches, applied in Chukha and Dagana districts, respectively. The study tried to make a comparative assessment of their social, economic and environmental impacts on the participating farmers.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2020Uganda
The land sector in Uganda has attracted a great deal of attention associated with:
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2008Tajikistan
This paper examines the impact of land reform on agricultural productivity in Tajikistan. Recent legislation allows farmers to obtain access to heritable land shares for private use, but reform has been geographically uneven. The break-up of state farms has occurred in some areas where agriculture has little to offer but, where high value crops are grown, land reform has hardly begun. In cases where collectivized farming persists and land has not been distributed, productivity remains low and individual households benefit little from farming.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJuly, 2021Mozambique
This one-pager provides details on the LAND-at-scale project in Mozambique. This project is implemented by Centro Terra Viva and Terra Firma, and financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via the Netherlands Enterprise & Development Agency.
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