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The Policy Papers & Briefs resource type is meant for publications and resources that contain policy directions and/or assessments, as well as briefs describing a land-related situation. Different terminologies are used by different organizations, such as country profiles, issue briefs, fact sheets and/or knowledge notes, as well as policy focus reports.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
February 2016

Women account for nearly half of the world’s farmers and grow much of our food —and yet their access to and control over land in many low and middle-income countries remains highly limited.

This third issue of the LEGEND bulletin focuses on gender in land governance, presenting highlights from recent research and taking stock of new initiatives.

Policy Papers & Briefs
July 2019
Sierra Leone
  • The role of Paramount Chiefs and Members of Parliament in approaching communities for negotiations compromised Free, Prior and Informed Consent. Furthermore, customary decision-making regarding the agreement to lease land were made by elders of landowning families and excluded women, junior men, and members of non-land-owning families.
Policy Papers & Briefs
November 2017
Sierra Leone

The UK Department for International Development (the “DFID”) plays a strong role in driving changes towards improving land rights protection, land-tenure information and responsible private sector land investments in developing countries.

Policy Papers & Briefs
August 2019

If a company wants to use a community’s land for eucalyptus plantations, the community should think carefully about whether this is a good idea. Civil society organizations that support communities in interacting with the government or plantation companies can use this briefing document to start to understand the environmental impacts that communities should be aware of.

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