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Here you can learn about the land governance context in various countries. Besides a comprehensive description, you will find links to publications, news, blogs and more related resources. The country portfolios are developed by a team of researchers and peer-reviewed by highly experienced land specialists in each country.

Latest country portfolios


Venezuela is a country of extremes and paradoxes. On the one hand, it is at the top of the world ranking of oil reserves with 303,806 million barrels estimated in 2021. On the other hand, 96% of Venezuelan households live in poverty and


Thailand has a long-standing continuity to its legal framework with a significant amount of its land held under private titles. This reflects the country’s unique position in mainland Southeast Asia, having never been formally colonised


Azerbaijan has a majority urban-based population and an economy fuelled by oil reserves. As a result of the land reform, the land fund of the republic was distributed among private, municipal and state properties. Livestock is the most


Bangladesh is home to the largest river delta in the world and known to be one of the most populated countries in the world. The pressure over land is high, also because Bangladesh is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the

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Authors of the latest countries' portfolios

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