The ultimate objective of the report is to encourage greater and more productive investment on land,
including finding ways to make land access easier for private investors. After a full review of the land and other relevant laws, the report identifies problems with the existing legal framework and proposes ‘options and recommendations for improving the existing legal instruments with a view to streamliningadministrative procedures for easy access to land (DUATs) and to promote investments on land’ . Responding also to opinions expressed regarding the suitability of the present policy and legal framework for land in Mozambique today – the policy and law date from the mid-1990s – the report opens with an assessment of the current context in which the framework is being used. While accepting that many changes have taken place since the time, shortly after the end of the Civil War in 1992, when the present 1997 Land Law was developed and approved, the assessment concludes that in broad strategic terms, the approach and social objectives of the framework are still highly relevant to present day conditions.
Authors and Publishers
Tanner, C. , Lopes, T. & A. Cristiano