Land tenure is the relationship, whether legally or customarily defined, among people, as individuals or groups, with respect to land. (For convenience, "land" is used here to include other natural resources such as water and trees.) Land tenure is an institution, i.e., rules invented by societies to regulate behaviour. Rules of tenure define how property rights to land are to be allocated within societies. They define how access is granted to rights to use, control, and transfer land, as well as associated responsibilities and restraints. In simple terms, land tenure systems determine who can use what resources for how long, and under what conditions.

Land tenure is an important part of social, political and economic structures. It is multi-dimensional, bringing into play social, technical, economic, institutional, legal and political aspects that are often ignored but must be taken into account. Land tenure relationships may be well-defined and enforceable in a formal court of law or through customary structures in a community. Alternatively, they may be relatively poorly defined with ambiguities open to exploitation.

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April 2017
Honduras

Barreras De Acceso A Suelo Para Vivienda Social En Honduras Hábitat para la Humanidad Honduras. Presentación Me place, en nombre de Hábitat para la Humanidad Honduras, poner el presente Estudio al servicio de los estudiosos de la vivienda social y de los tomadores de decisiones, el que constituye una fuente confiable de información, para que las políticas, las leyes y los planes de vivienda, se diseñen considerando las necesidades de los sectores más vulnerables.

Manuals & Guidelines
January 2016
Global

Directrices sobre la evaluación rápida de la tenencia para la planificación de intervenciones posteriores a un desastre Las presentes directrices están destinadas a facilitar la evaluación del sector de la vivienda, la tenencia y la propiedad de un país con el fin de favorecer intervenciones más equitativas, mejor documentadas y, por ende, más sostenibles en materia de alojamiento provisional y de emergencia.

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January 2012
Bolivia

INDICADORES GLOBALES DE VIVIENDA - Bolivia Habitat para la Humanidad Bolivia Ma. Eugenia Torrico Gandarillas Cochabamba Bolivia, 2012

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January 2012
Bolivia

INDICADORES GLOBALES DE VIVIENDA - Bolivia (texto excel) Habitat para la Humanidad Bolivia Ma. Eugenia Torrico Gandarillas Cochabamba Bolivia, 2012

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January 2012
Bolivia

INDICADORES GLOBALES DE VIVIENDA - BOLIVIA (documento excel) Ma. Eugenia Torrico Gandarillas Cochabamba Bolivia, 2012

Reports & Research
March 2017
Argentina

El presente estudio describe los logros de Hábitat para la Humanidad Argentina, en la ejecución del proyecto Soluciones Urbanas para la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, cuyo objetivo ha sido que familias que vivían en conventillos, hoteles o inquilinatos accedan a "Alquileres Justos". El documento analiza las estrategias, metodologías, niveles de incidencia en política pública y evalúa la factibilidad de réplica de este tipo de iniciativas.

Manuals & Guidelines
August 2015
Brazil

BOLETIM INTERNO Nº 001/15 - Conselho Estadual das Cidades ConCidades/PE, PROPOSIÇÃO Nº 01, DE 06 AGOSTO DE 2015: Propõe   Defensoria Pública do Estado de Pernambuco e ao Governo do Estado de Pernambuco a criação de Núcleos Especializados para Defesa em casos de Conflitos Fundiários e para proposição de ações de Regularização de Terras Urbanas e Ouvidorias Externas. PROPOSIÇÃO Nº 02, DE 06 DE AGOSTO DE 2015: Propõe ao Governo do Estado de Pernambuco através da Secretaria das Cidades instituir a Política Estadual de Prevenção e Mediação de Conflitos Fundiários Urbanos.

Manuals & Guidelines
December 2009
Brazil

RESOLUÇÃO RECOMENDADA 87, DE 8 DE DEZEMBRO DE 2009 - Conselho das Cidades (Nacional) Recomenda ao Ministério das Cidades instituir a Política Nacional de Prevenção e Mediação de Conflitos Fundiários Urbanos.

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Infográfico Habitat LABs Suelo Urbano Una estratégia para el desarrollo de capacidades e incidencia en políticas públicas.

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Established in 1991, AAKAR Books is a publishing company, started publishing quality scholarly books in Social Sciences in English and Hindi since 2001 and is now a niche for itself. Aakar Books is reputed for quality scholarly publishing in the field of Social Sciences.

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Organização internacional que trabalha por justiça social, igualdade de gênero e pelo fim da pobreza. Fomos fundados em 1972 e estamos presentes em 45 países, alcançando mais de 15 milhões de pessoas no mundo. No Brasil desde 1999, atuamos em mais de 2.4 mil comunidades e beneficiamos mais de 300 mil pessoas. Trabalhamos em parceria com comunidades e organizações locais em projetos de educação, agroecologia e clima, igualdade de gênero e participação e democracia.

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ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency whose aim is to fight poverty worldwide. Formed in 1972, for over 30 years we have been growing and expanding to where we are today - helping over 13 million of the world's poorest and most disadvantaged people in 42 countries worldwide.

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Our vision is of a self-reliant society in which people have equitable access to resources and institutions are an expression of people’s needs and aspirations.

Our mission is to support civic agency through catalytic interventions aimed at achieving systemic change in good local governance and sustainable human settlement development.

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A AS-PTA – Agricultura Familiar e Agroecologia é uma associação de direito civil sem fins lucrativos que, desde 1983, atua para o fortalecimento da agricultura familiar e a promoção do desenvolvimento rural sustentável no Brasil. A experiência acumulada pela entidade ao longo desses anos permitiu comprovar a contribuição do enfoque agroecológico para o enfrentamento dos grandes desafios da sustentabilidade agrícola pelas famílias agricultoras. A AS-PTA participou da constituição e atua em diversas redes da sociedade civil voltadas para a promoção do desenvolvimento rural sustentável.

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Agricultural Non-State Actors Forum (ANSAF) is a member–led forum involving organizations and individuals from the commercial sector, non-governmental (both Tanzanian and international) and from farmer groups in Tanzania. It is a forum for non-state actors to discuss and work towards solutions to improve the agriculture sector in the interests of men and women currently living in poverty.

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American University creates meaningful change in the world. With highly ranked schools and colleges and internationally recognized faculty, AU offers a balance between class time and career-advancing experience in Washington, DC, and beyond. Its students, among the country’s most politically active, distinguish themselves for their service, leadership, and ability to rethink global and domestic challenges and opportunities.

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The Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) is a non-governmental Indigenous Peoples organisation in Guyana. It is primarily an advocacy organisation that seeks to promote and defend the rights of the Indigenous Peoples of Guyana. 

Membership of the APA is made up of Units throughout the country, currently amounting to close to eighty such units. The Association is led by an Executive Committee comprising the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, thirteen regional representatives, a women’s representative and a youth representative. 

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Anagrasar Samaj Unnyan Songstha (ASUS) was started on 1998 as a non profitable and non political voluntary organization to provide support to the Indigenous people of plain land in Bangladesh. It was established to promote rights of the Indigenous Community and their empowerment. It has strong experiences in group approach, community participation, training on different areas of development, mass awareness creation in the field of the land rights, child rights, labor rights, water & sanitation, health and hygiene, recovery of Indigenous culture.

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A Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil – APIB é uma instância de aglutinação e referência nacional do movimento indígena no Brasil, que nasceu com o propósito de:

– fortalecer a união dos povos indígenas, a articulação entre as diferentes regiões e organizações indígenas do país;
– unificar as lutas dos povos indígenas, a pauta de reivindicações e demandas e a política do movimento indígena;
– mobilizar os povos e organizações indígenas do país contra as ameaças e agressões aos direitos indígenas.

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A Articulação Nacional de Agroecologia (ANA) é um espaço de articulação e convergência entre movimentos, redes e organizações da sociedade civil brasileira engajadas em experiências concretas de promoção da agroecologia, de fortalecimento da produção familiar e de construção de alternativas sustentáveis de desenvolvimento rural. Atualmente a ANA articula vinte e três redes estaduais e regionais, que reúnem centenas de grupos, associações e organizações não governamentais em todo o país, além de quinze movimentos sociais de abrangência nacional.

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APWLD developed from dialogues among Asia Pacific women lawyers, social scientists and activists, which began at the 1985 Third World Forum on Women, held in Nairobi, Kenya. The women participating in the dialogues recognised that while law is used as an instrument of state control over resources, rights and even women’s bodies, it can also be used to help effect political and socio-economic changes in our societies.

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