A group of statisticians and land property rights experts recently met at the World Bank offices in Washington D.C., with the objective of developing the preparatory requirements for supporting the reclassification of the Sustainable Development Goal Indicator 1.4.2 from Tier III to Tier II status.
KPMG has launched a Challenge Fund on the behalf of the UK Department for International Development (DFID), which supports the development and testing of innovative approaches and partnerships for strengthening land governance, with a specific focus on piloting approaches to responsible land-related investments.
Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
Technical experts from G7 donors (UK, US, Germany, France), AU Land Policy Initiative and FAO have compiled a due diligence framework for land related investments based on existing standards, guidance and good practice, to support responsible investments under the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.
South African Government (Pretoria)
6 AUGUST 2015
South Africa: Rural Development and Land Reform Approves Land for Women, Farm Workers and People Living With Disability
NEW YORK TIMES
Palm Oil Company Is Accused of Exploiting Liberia's Ebola Crisis
By CLAIR MacDOUGALL
AUG. 1, 2015
Community land rights are only vaguely recognized in Liberia, with current laws granting the government powers to seize land for concessions.
THE HERALD - ZIMBABWE
30 JULY 2015
Zimbabwe: Celebrating Pioneers of Land Reform
By Fortious Nhambura
The Guardian Sustainable Business
The palm oil company at the centre of a bitter land rights struggle in Cameroon
Victoria Schneider in Cameroon
Monday 27 July 2015 08.45 EDT
In the face of displacement due to large-scale development projects, can innovative legal solutions be used to protect smallholders' land rights?
Land tenure is a complex and sensitive issue throughout West Africa and nowhere more so than in Niger.