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Protecting Property Rights


01/15 - 12/15


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Since the earliest days of Sudan#s civil war (1983-2005), it was apparent that if peace were ever achieved, the land question wouldsurface as a major point of contention. South Sudan experienced large amounts of both investment- and conflict-induced displacementover the course of the 22-year war. The mass movement of people and their subsequent return to their home areas has given rise to numerous overlapping land claims. Land disputes are also arising as a result of urban development and rising land values, which are putting new pressures on a land administration system that was not equipped to manage demand on this scale. The Property Rights in Transition project (PPRT) will target two types of land disputes: land disputes related to investment and development projects and land disputes involving at-risk populations.

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