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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

Somalia

In June 2021 Somalia was estimated to have a population of 16.35 million people, of whom 46% now live in cities. The urban population is predicted to triple by 2050. Somalia, which is 627 340 km2 in extent is situated on the Horn of

Kenya

Land and political power have always been closely intertwined in Kenya’s historical trajectory. After independence from the British in 1968, the legacy of a dual system of land laws and administration continued. Repeatedly, tenure

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

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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