Land in Post-Conflict Settings recounted | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

Post-conflict situations remain strained for years and can easily relapse into violence during the first two decades. During this social, political, and economic transition phase, post-conflict countries are especially fragile and vulnerable. Increasingly acknowledged as a key driver or root cause for conflict, land is as much a critical relapse factor as it is a bottleneck to recovery [1]. In the aftermath of war, access to and control of land and natural resources often remains a sensitive issue for years which may precipitate tensions and challenge stability. At the same time, resolving land-related issues is significant to achieve sustainable and durable peace. Yet, it is just one item on a long list of issues that need to be addressed in post-conflict periods next to reconciliation and transitional justice processes, establishing security and a functioning state, economic recovery, and the rebuilding of social cohesion [2].

In view of the question of land, post-war societies have to deal with land-related conflict legacies, farmland and forest degradation, weak land governance, heavily exploited natural resources, land mine contamination, a destroyed infrastructure, as well as returning refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and ex-combatants [3]. Rural and urban areas alike may face population and resource pressure triggered by internal displacement or refugee flows. These tensions might facilitate new or rekindle land-related conflicts between host and displaced communities, especially in semi-arid or arid regions where pastures and access to water are naturally limited.

 

Factbook currently maps 89 conflicts related to agricultural and pastoral land, 62 of which are labelled as ongoing (as of June 2019).

Access to conflict resolution measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

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Index (A; D)

Conflict resolution mechanisms are accessible to the public measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

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Index (A; D)

Conflicts in the formal system are resolved in a timely manner measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

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Index (A; D)

Number of long-standing conflicts measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

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Index (A; D)

This indicator is the headcount of pepole affected by land conflicts in India, by the reported starting year of the conflict.

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Headcount

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) in the dimension "stability".

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Index (-2.5; 2.5)
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This indicator is part of the Worldwide Governance Indicators (http://info.worldbank.org/governance/wgi/#home).

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Index (-2.5; 2.5)
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Number of long-standing conflicts measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

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Index (A; D)

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