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Country Insights - the latest challenges and innovations to govern land

The Country Insights initiative seeks to expand knowledge about how countries govern their land, the challenges they face and the innovative solutions they find to manage land tenure issues. As part of this initiative, we publish country portfolios with a description about the land governance situation in the country and provide access to several news articles, blogs and events associated with land issues in that country. This information is based on comprehensive desk research and a peer-review process done by a network of researchers and specialists on the land issues of each country.

Latest country portfolios

South Africa

In 2019 South Africa had a population of 58.5 million people. The country has a land surface area of 1,220,000 km². Of this, around 11% of the land is arable. There are significant ecological variations ranging from dry conditions

Burundi

Burundi is a small landlocked country in East Africa, neighbouring Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Burundi has a total surface area of 27,840 km² of which 25,680 km² are land and 2160 km² are water. Burundi’s

Bhutan

Bhutan is a small landlocked country sandwiched between the two economic powerhouses of India and China. It covers 38,394km2, which is slightly smaller than Switzerland. In 2020, the population stood at 771,612, and even though this

Mauritania

Located in northwest Africa, more than three quarters of Mauritania are desert or semi-desert. Only 0.5% of the country’s land is considered useful for agriculture which equals 502,000 ha [1]. Nonetheless, the rural sector is an

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Authors of the latest countries' portfolios

Amanda Martínez Elvir
Amanda
Martínez Elvir
Anne Hennings
Anne
Hennings
Daniel Hayward
Daniel
Hayward
Marie Gagne
Marie
Gagne
Nieves Zúñiga
Nieves
Zúñig
Rick de Satgé
Rick
de Satgé
Salah Abukashawa
Salah
Abukashawa
 

 

Peer reviewers of the latest portfolios