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Reports & Research
March 2020
India

This report titled Land in India: Issues and Debates is part of an initiative under the aegis of India Land & Development Conference (ILDC) which has a long-term objective of bringing out an annual Status of Land in India volume.

Natural Habitats Group in Sierra Leone: Evolution of Company Perspectives, Policies and Practice
Reports & Research
March 2020
Sierra Leone

This document compiles four short reports and reflection pieces produced by Natural Habitats Group (NHG) during their involvement in a LEGEND project in Sierra Leone implemented by Solidaridad, which aimed to ensure that an NHG land based investment, undertaken by group member company Natural Habitats Sierra Leone Ltd (NHSL) to develop a large oil palm plantation respected existing community me

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2020
Eastern Africa
Mozambique

This Briefing Paper is based on the outcomes and lessons from projects recently completed in Mozambique, funded by DFID’s LEGEND programme, wider analysis conducted by that programme, and the knowledge and practical experience of the authors. The briefing is a summary of a longer Policy & Practice Paper by Norfolk, S., Quan, J. & D.

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2020
Eastern Africa
Mozambique

One of the key aspects of the Mozambican legal framework for land is that Mozambican nationals can acquire tenure rights through inheritance, via peaceful occupation or through customary channels These usufruct tenure rights, known by the Portuguese acronym ‘DUAT’ (Direito de Uso e Aproveitamento da Terra), can be held individually or jointly.

Thematic Case Study 3
Reports & Research
March 2020
Malawi
Mozambique
Western Africa
Ghana
Sierra Leone

This paper is one of three thematic case studies resulting from a set of pilot projects undertaken jointly by civil society and private business partners from 2016–2019 in five countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Landesa Annual Report 2019
Reports & Research
January 2020
Global

Around the world, land is the foundation of rural life. Perhaps no other asset can equal the transformative power of land to create economic opportunity, boost productivity and food security, and fulfill the promise of fundamental human rights and a life of basic dignity and access to justice.

Manuals & Guidelines
December 2019
Africa

How state and customary authorities deal with land issues has important consequences for how they are viewed by citizens. This may be particularly the case in conflict-affected settings, where displacement and return cause tenure insecurity and land disputes, and where the legitimacy of state and non-state institutions is contested.

CALPI
Manuals & Guidelines
November 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean
Central America
Nicaragua
The technical aspects mentioned in this document are intended to socialize a series of regulations and procedures that would have to be established in territories of indigenous and Afro-descendant populations, to discuss the implementation of urban projects in these areas of Nicaragua. The document is divided into two important parts:
 
Reports & Research
November 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
Mozambique
Uganda
Liberia

From 2009 until 2015, Namati and its partners Centro Terra Viva (CTV) in Mozambique, Land and Equity Movement in Uganda (LEMU), and Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) in Liberia supported more than 100 communities to document and protect

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