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15 November 2023
Iraq

A country with major recent troubles, Iraq also has a history of land laws that goes back thousands of years, starting from the Babylonian period in 1810 BC. The country profile examines land issues in Iraq in the context of its long history, post-war development goals, land conflicts, legal system, population change, and more. 
 

13 November 2023
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia

We are celebrating the Land Portal's 80th country profile -- Iraq -- and the 79 that stand behind it. This rich collection represents seven years of work and underpins the Land Portal's commitment to making land information open and accessible. We publish profiles in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, and recently added Arabic to meet users' needs in the Arab region.
 
The 80 countries in our compendium amount to a story about the land that is home for 73% of the global population. Country profiles on the Land Portal are some of the best gateways to understanding land governance in a given country. Rigorously researched, written, and peer-reviewed, these comprehensive guides touch on history, politics, and culture, and are aimed at experts and casual readers alike. 

As the Land Portal develops the State of Land Information Index (SOLIndex), these profiles will provide important context to understanding country scoring. They clarify what roles land plays in the economy, politics, culture, and the environment. 
 
"If you want to understand the situation of land governance in a country, the Land Portal has the best resources anywhere. We dare you to not learn something new as you browse the collection!" -- Romy Sato, head of the Country Profiles initiative.

27 July 2023
Iraq

Minorities, women, and persons internally displaced face severe land tenure issues in post-conflict Iraq.

Refugees in Sudan
23 May 2023
Sudan
Eritrea
Central African Republic

Al Jazeera reports on how Eritrean refugees are caught between crisis at home and conflict in the Sudan where there are 126,000 refugees, 11% of the estimated 1.1 million refugees in the country. For more information on Eritrea see also the Land Portal country profile. Conflict and displacement have major implications for land rights and governance.

 

3 April 2023
Zimbabwe

Ian Scoones reviews land reform related resettlement schemes which formed part of the post-Independence land reform efforts from 1980 to 2000. These initiatives had phases,reflecting the wider political economy, especially via the legal framework for land appropriation and redistribution by the state.

With USAID support through the Land for Prosperity Activity, the Colombian government has begun deli
20 March 2023
Latin America and the Caribbean
South America
Colombia

With USAID support through the Land for Prosperity Activity, the Colombian government has begun delivering land titles as part of a far-reaching project to transform the territory and meet the Peace Accord commitments

Mirziyoyev and Japarov exchanging warm greetings in Bishkek
27 January 2023
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan complete border delimitation process

Sudan-woman walks in a field
23 November 2022
Sudan

The Sudan country profile is now also available in Arabic.

Mountains in northern Georgia, photo by RichardMc, public domain
23 November 2022
Georgia

The land governance context in Georgia in detail

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The Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement (ACDS) works primarily within three thematic areas: social need, the Centre’s network and experience, and a business nexus to pressing social challenges and their solutions in Africa.​

ADC services respond to the needs of business and the community for confidence in the efficient resolution of disputes through best-practice ADR

Belun was established in 2004 to prevent conflict and facilitate community capacity development in Timor-Leste. Belun’s work is grounded in the vision of a society that has the ability, creativity and criticalthinking to strengthen peace for development. Belun has grown to become one of the largest National nongovernment organisations in Timor-Leste and has engaged with over 100 non-government (NGO) and community-based organization (CBO) partners, .

Central Asian Bureau for Analytical Reporting (CABAR.asia) is a regional analytical, informational and educational platform for Central Asia. Its mission is to develop expert and journalistic analytics, provide training on new media, and provide analytical support for broad social processes in the countries of the region.

This mission is implemented through the following areas:

El Centro Nacional de Memoria Histórica es un establecimiento público del orden nacional, adscrito al Departamento para la Prosperidad Social (DPS), que tiene como objeto la recepción, recuperación, conservación, compilación y análisis de todo el material documental, testimonios orales y los que se obtengan por cualquier otro medio, relativo a las violaciones ocurridas con ocasión del conflicto armado interno colombiano, a través de la realización de investigaciones, actividades museísticas, pedagó

Centro para la Accion Legal en los Derechos Humanos (CALDH) was founded in 1983 to challenge impunity in Guatemala and preserve the memory of the country's violent past. CALDH represents victims of gross human rights violations committed during the armed conflict before the courts, provides legal advice and representation to current human rights defenders, and supports the strengthening of local organisations and victims’ groups, particularly women survivors.

Civil Society Organisations for Peace in Northern Uganda (CSOPNU) is a coalition of more than 50 Ugandan and international non-governmental organisations working with women, men and children affected by the northern conflict.
CSOPNU believes that the needs and rights of people affected by the conflict must be central to the debate about northern Uganda.

The Commision Nationale des Terres et Autres Biens was established recently by the Government of Burundi to address widespread conflicts relating to land and other properties that have arisen following Burundi’s independence 45 years ago. 

 

For most Burundians, land is both history and livelihood. In a densely populated country where almost nine out of 10 citizens are subsistence farmers, land ownership is a desperate need and a flashpoint for conflict exacerbated by ethnic cleavages and waves of migration and return. 

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Cordaid works to end poverty and exclusion. We do this in the world’s most fragile and conflict-affected areas as well as in the Netherlands.

We engage communities to rebuild trust and resilience and increase people’s self-reliance. Our professionals provide humanitarian assistance and create opportunities to improve security, health care and education and stimulate inclusive economic growth.

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