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Featured publications

Peer-reviewed publication
February 2018
Africa
Nigeria
Global

In Nigeria, the recurring impoverishment and other negative socioeconomic impacts endured by landholders affected by expropriation are well-documented and call into question the Land Use Act’s (LUA) effectiveness in protecting local land rights. The World Bank’s Land Governance Assessment Framework found that, in Nigeria, “a large number of acquisitions occurs without prompt and adequate compensation, thus leaving those losing land worse off, with no mechanism for independent appeal even though the land is often not utilized for a public purpose”.

Addressing Land Governance in International Responsible Business Conduct Agreements cover image
Manuals & Guidelines
Reports & Research
February 2018
Global

The study was commissioned to the KIT Royal Tropical Institute in July 2017 by the Land Dialogue, with financial support from the Dutch Government. The objective is to provide insight and guidance into the relevance of land governance as a possible priority theme t o be considered in the process of the International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC) Agreements.

Trends in global land use investment: implications for legal empowerment cover image
Journal Articles & Books
Reports & Research
January 2018
Global

From the mid-2000s, a commodity boom underpinned a wave of land use investments in low- and middle-income countries. While agribusiness, mining and petroleum concessions often involve promises of jobs and public revenues, they have also prompted concerns about land dispossession, exclusionary investment models and infringements of the rights of vulnerable groups. 

Recently published

Addressing Land Governance in International Responsible Business Conduct Agreements cover image
Manuals & Guidelines
Reports & Research
February 2018
Global

The study was commissioned to the KIT Royal Tropical Institute in July 2017 by the Land Dialogue, with financial support from the Dutch Government. The objective is to provide insight and guidance into the relevance of land governance as a possible priority theme t o be considered in the process of the International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC) Agreements.

Peer-reviewed publication
February 2018
Africa
Nigeria
Global

In Nigeria, the recurring impoverishment and other negative socioeconomic impacts endured by landholders affected by expropriation are well-documented and call into question the Land Use Act’s (LUA) effectiveness in protecting local land rights. The World Bank’s Land Governance Assessment Framework found that, in Nigeria, “a large number of acquisitions occurs without prompt and adequate compensation, thus leaving those losing land worse off, with no mechanism for independent appeal even though the land is often not utilized for a public purpose”.

Latest additions

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Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2017
Ivory Coast

Date: septembre 2017

Source: Foncier & Développement

Par: Achille GNOKO, Alain ZOUZOU, Désiré YOUAN-BI, Emmanuel COULIBALY, Stéphane LOROUX

La présente capitalisation relève du Projet d’expérimentation pilote pour une gouvernance foncière inclusive en Côte d’Ivoire qui vise à contribuer à une sécurisation foncière des communautés locales tout en garantissant la cohésion sociale.

Conference Papers & Reports
February 2017
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia

This paper examines whether national expropriation and land laws in 30 countries across Asia and Africa put Indigenous Peoples and local communities at risk of expropriation without compensation. In particular, this paper examines whether national laws ensure that communities are eligible for compensation and whether eligibility requirements effectively close the door on communities seeking compensation.

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