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Land titling is a form of privatization in that public assets are transferred to private families and individuals.


Land Titling: A Mode of Privatization with the Potential to Deepen Democracy. 
Bernadette Atuahene, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Saint Louis University Law Journal (2006)

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28 July 2022

The Head of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment commented on the delay of land registration during the 2nd National Assembly Session on 22 July.

30 May 2023
Sub-Saharan Africa

With the financial support of GIZ, the Organization for Rehabilitation and Development in Amhara (ORDA) in collaboration with Welthungerhilfe (WHH) has been implementing the Land for Life Amhara Multi-Actor Partnership (MAP) project. The Land for Life Amhara MAP is a coalition of various stakeholders including government, civil society organizations, universities, research institutions and other actors. It aims to provide policy advocacy for a transparent and fair land use and management system, securing user rights and to ensure responsible agricultural investment.

An indigenous group erects a sign to calling out the illegal grabbing of their collective land in Andong Kraloeng community
13 March 2023

Just 38 indigenous communities out of 455 have received communal land titles since the government first made them available in 2009, with indigenous activists and rights groups bemoaning the notoriously slow process.

Papers,photos by Jason Truscott,2008,License,CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
23 August 2022

Land tenure security is the protection people can have from the state that their land parcels will not be bullied away from them by vested interests through unfair evictions. 

It is the opposite of land tenure insecurity.

Director Land Management of the Ministry of Lands, Naome Kabanda launching the “Community-based Land Registration and Land Use Planning on Customary Land in Uganda” project at Speke Resort Munyonyo
22 December 2021

Much of the land in Uganda is subject to customary tenure. Because it is not officially registered, land users fear that they may be forced off their land. Registering land has many benefits: it gives the users more security and means they can invest in the land and pass it on to their children.

12 August 2021
  • An irregular land titling system is behind the deforestation of a swath of Amazon rainforest now occupied by a Mennonite colony in Masisea municipality, in Peru’s Ucayali department.
  • In 2015, more than 40 land registry files were filled out with false information to give forests titles that made them appear to be farmland.
2 November 2021
South Africa

Residents of Monakato, Madikwe and Rustenburg (Tlhabane) staying in houses they received during the former home land of Bophuthatswana were giver guarantee of ownership of what has been their homes for decades and across generations. Over 400 residents were given title deeds during a ceremony held in Monakato Community hall recently.

17 November 2021
South-Eastern Asia

MANILA – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is hoping its proposed budget for 2022 for its land titling project will be restored during the bicameral committee deliberation of the Senate and the House of Representatives.




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Survey Review

Survey Review (ISSN -0039-6265 (print); ISSN 1752-2706 (online) is an international journal which has been published since 1931, and in recent years under the auspices of the Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE). It has been published continuously as a quarterly journal, bringing together a wide range of papers on research, theory, practice and management in land and engineering surveying. All papers are independently assessed by two referees and come from government, private industry and academic organisations world-wide.

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