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With a large population and limited availability of land, Vietnam’s endowment of 0.3 hectare of agricultural land per person is among the lowest in the world.Vietnam is historically a nation of small-scale rice farmers: the average farm size is 1,560 square meters, less than one-third that of Thailand or Cambodia. Rapid economic growth in the past two decades has converted up to one million hectares of household farmland...

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Job Opportunity: Communications and Event Management Specialist

17 February 2021

MRLG is hiring a Communications and Event Management for Specialist for the Mekong Region Land Forum 2021. MRLG and its partners successfully organized two Regional Land Forums, first in Hanoi in 2016 and then Bangkok in 2018. The second Regional Land Forum, co-organized with the Food and…

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Press Release: Study Finds Upward Trend of Land Inequality in Asia Driven By Large-Scale Land Acquisitions

24 November 2020

In a new study, researchers say that land inequality is rising in most countries. Worse, new measures and analysis proves that land inequality is significantly higher than previously recorded, with data reporting a 41 percent increase compared to traditional census data. The report, Uneven Ground:…

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Senior Land Administration and Geospatial Information Specialist

5 November 2020

Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a…

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Is land governance a regional issue?

This blog was written as a contribution to the Mekong Regional Land Forum taking place from June 21-23 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Philip Hirsch is a keynote speaker at this event. By Philip Hirsch, Professor of Human Geography in the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney It may seem strange for…

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First Mekong Region Land Forum, Hanoi, 21 to 23 June 2016

First Mekong Region Land Forum

MRLG, GIZ and IPSARD are pleased to announce that they will organize the first Mekong Region Land Forum in Hanoi, on 21st to 23rd of June