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This report presents results from nationally representative surveys with 1,000 residents aged 15 and older in eight countries — Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Nigeria, Peru and Tanzania — and with 3,000 residents in India. Each survey attained comprehensive coverage of both urban and rural areas of the country using multi-stage stratified cluster sampling.1 Standardized interviewer and supervisor training, as well as robust validation of data collection/data entry, help to ensure rigorous quality standards.
This LEGEND bulletin considers the impact that new technology can have on documenting land rights and democratising access to land data around the world.
The Portfolio Overview provides a global overview of DFID's programmes working on land issues and highlights lessons and trends emerging from major land programmes over recent years.
This LEGEND bulletin takes stock of some of the recent experience in legal empowerment. The result is a kaleidoscope of approaches operating at different levels, but pursuing broadly converging agendas.
While academics have largely shifted their focus from ‘women in development’ to addressing women and men as
part of broader ‘gendered’ social relations, this shift is yet to be fully translated into development practice. This
requires development practitioners to be sensitive to local contexts and to the various inequalities they contain
with regards to land rights and land use (based on class, gender, age, migration status etc.).
Agriculture and mining are increasingly driving deforestation in Liberia, as trees are cleared to make way for plantations and mines. The environmental impacts of deforestation are devastating, but the people and communities who live in the forest are also at risk.
In this LEGEND bulletin, specialists from civil society, academia and development practice review how the latest draft of the New Urban Agenda addresses key issues around urban land.
They also assess whether the commitments are likely to deliver more sustainable urban development and flag up key land related topics for monitoring during implementation.
This topic guide for government agencies, service providers and other practitioners examines various dimensions of governance that are key to deliver appropriate benefit-sharing, ensure sustainable exploitation, minimise conflict over access and control, and maximise the contribution of resources to economies. This includes decentralised and collaborative governance, multi-level and adaptive governance, and the roles of institutions and politics.
This LEGEND bulletin provides an overview of the main themes discussed and key messages identified by the LEGEND Core Land Support Team (CLST) during the 17th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty.
This Analytical Paper explores legacy land issues as they affect agribusiness investments in low- and middle-income countries.