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    Land

    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2021
    Cambodia

    Cambodia has experienced rapid economic growth due partly to excessive natural resource extraction. Land conflicts have been pervasive between local communities and companies that invest in land and other natural resources. Despite substantial research into land conflict resolution, knowledge about how land is returned to wronged parties and what happens to the returned land is fragmented. This review aims to provide a holistic understanding of land restitution in Cambodia by examining different types of land conflict, actors involved, and restitution processes.

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    Land

    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2021
    South Africa

    In South Africa, land tenure security is a challenge for 60% or more of the population who hold interests in land outside of the formal system of registered title. There is a need for the cadastral and land administration systems to be reshaped, and for new land tenure forms to be developed to record all land rights and interests so as to improve land tenure security for all.

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    Land

    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2021
    Colombia

    The Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration (FFPLA) approach uses flexible techniques under basic regulations, avoiding complicated systems and aiming to fulfill the objective of land tenure security for all. In addition, a land administration system should evolve, starting as a simple system in rural areas and gradually evolving into a more complex system in more populated areas where requirements and quality increase progressively. The system can develop to a precision system.

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    Land

    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2021
    Global

    Access to land for many people in Africa is insecure and continues to pose risks to poverty, hunger, forced evictions, and social conflicts. The delivery of land tenure in many cases has not been adequately addressed. Fit-for-purpose spatial frameworks need to be adapted to the context of a country based on simple, affordable, and incremental solutions toward addressing these challenges. This paper looked at three case studies on the use of the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) tool in promoting the development of a fit-for-purpose land administration spatial framework.

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    Land

    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2021
    Global

    The major global pressures of rapid urbanization and urban growth are being compounded by climate impacts, resulting in increased vulnerability for urban dwellers, with these vulnerabilities exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of this is concentrated in urban and peri-urban areas where urban development spreads into hazard-prone areas. Often, this development is dominated by poor-quality homes in informal settlements or slums with poor tenure security.

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    Land

    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2021
    Nepal

    After the political change in Nepal of 1951, leapfrog land policy improvements have been recorded, however, the land reform initiatives have been short of full success. Despite a land administration system based on cadaster and land registries in place, 25% of the arable land with an estimated 10 million spatial units on the ground are informally occupied and are off-register. Recently, a strong political will has emerged to ensure land rights for all.

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    Land

    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2021
    China

    Recent policies in China have encouraged rural-urban circular migration and an “amphibious” and flexible status of settlement, reacting against the recent risks of economic fluctuation in cities. Rural land, as a form of insurance and welfare, can handle random hazards, and the new Land Management Law guarantees that rural migrants who settle in the city can maintain their rights to farmland, homesteads, and a collective income distribution.

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2023
    Global

    Eight facts about community land and biodiversity conservation. This short report synthesizes the scientific evidence affirming the importance of Indigenous Peoples and local communities - and the security of their rights and tenure - in protecting ecosystems and biodiversity. 

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2023
    Asia

    Land tenure rights influence the way that land and natural resources are used and can impact directly on the environment and climate change.

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    March, 2023
    Asia

    Land tenure is a particularly important issue in Asia, a region most prone to natural disasters and the impacts of climate change, and home to the world’s poorest who depend on land for their life and livelihoods.However, public understanding of the links between climate change, disasters, and land tenure is still very limited, even among development organizations.This issue brief is edited from the publication, “No Time to Waste: Climate action through secure land rights and sustainable land use,” that seeks to train the spotlight on specific issues of land tenure, land use and climate cha

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