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Mekong Land Research Forum: Annual country reviews 2018-19 cover image
Documentos de política y resúmenes
Febrero 2019
Camboya
Laos
Myanmar
Tailandia
Viet Nam

The Annual Country Reviews reflect upon current land issues in the Mekong Region, and has been produced for researchers, practitioners and policy advocates operating in the field. Specialists have been selected from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam to briefly answer the following two questions:

Journal Articles & Books
Diciembre 2018
Laos

The government of (post)socialist Laos has conceded more than 1 million hectares of land—5 percent of the national territory—to resource investors, threatening rural community access to customary lands and forests. However, investors have not been able to use all of the land granted to them, and their projects have generated geographically uneven dispossession due to local resistance.

Journal Articles & Books
Diciembre 2018
Asia
China
Camboya
Laos
Myanmar
Tailandia
Viet Nam

The Mekong region has undergone rapid socio-economic growth over the past two decades alongside pronounced transformations in a number of key sectors and relations between the rural majority and increasingly-affluent urban centres.

Documentos de política y resúmenes
Marzo 2018
Sudán
Etiopía
Sudán del Sur
Uganda
Zimbabwe
Chad
República Democrática del Congo
Ghana
Liberia
Malí
Sierra Leona
Indonesia
Laos

In the wave of efforts to encourage and support more “responsible” land investments, one aspect has been largely overlooked: are governments equipped with the legal and technical support needed to effectively negotiate and conclude investment contracts that lead to responsible outcomes?

Informes e investigaciones
Marzo 2018
Sudán
Etiopía
Sudán del Sur
Uganda
Zimbabwe
Chad
República Democrática del Congo
Ghana
Liberia
Malí
Sierra Leona
Indonesia
Laos

In the wave of efforts to encourage and support more “responsible” land investments, one aspect has been largely overlooked: are governments equipped with the legal and technical support needed to effectively negotiate and conclude investment contracts that lead to responsible outcomes?

Journal Articles & Books
Diciembre 2017
Camboya
Laos

Over the last decade, there have been considerable concerns raised regarding the social and environmental impacts of large-scale land concessions for plantation development in various parts of the world, especially in the tropics, including in Laos and Cambodia.

Journal Articles & Books
Diciembre 2017
Global
Camboya
Laos
Myanmar
Tailandia
Viet Nam

ABSTRACTED FROM CHAPTER INTRODUCTION: The preceding chapters of this book give a central place to the Powers of Exclusion framework for understanding transformations in land relations, as developed in our 2011 book on Southeast Asia. A couple of the main aspects of the two books make for an interesting comparison.

Informes e investigaciones
Diciembre 2017
Laos

WEBSITE INTRODUCTION: This thematic study presents a country-level overview of customary tenure arrangements in Lao PDR. It examines the extent of customary tenure and land formalization in the country, key policy changes that have impacted on customary arrangements, the degree to which customary land is recognized legally and in practice, and explores opportunities for better recognition.

Peer-reviewed publication
Julio 2017
Laos

Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) has been experiencing significant forest depletion since the 1980s, but there is little evidence to demonstrate the major causes and underlying drivers for the forest cover changes.

After the Boom Thematic Study cover image
Informes e investigaciones
Mayo 2017
Laos

Rubber prices in northern Laos have fallen significantly over the last few years, eroding much of the initial enthusiasm of both farmers and government officials about rubber providing a way out of poverty for poor upland farmers. This thematic study examines responses to this price drop by Lao rubber growers and state institutions in northern Laos.

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