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Land & Investments

Land investments encompass a wide range of activity in forestry, agriculture, mining, industry, urban infrastructure, tourism, and conservation. Theoretical benefits see investment bringing capital, jobs, technology and knowledge transfer, and infrastructure development to a locality. Yet a wave of agribusiness plantation deals over the past 15 years has also highlighted the risks land investments can create, including land conflict and dispossession.

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Ethiopia organizes National Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue (MSD) on large scale agricultural investment

23 March 2023

The Ethiopian Federal Democratic Republic of Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implemented Responsible Governance of Investment in Land (RGIL) project has organized the third Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue (MSD) on…

Priority for PPR projects given to states that provide land for free

19 March 2023

Malaysian states that offer land in strategic locations for free or at a nominal premium rate will be given priority by the government in the construction of people’s housing projects

Lao villagers worry that compensation for Pak Beng Dam will be too low

14 March 2023

Lao villagers worry that compensation for Pak Beng Dam will be too low


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They came, looked and left: The legacy of large-scale land deals that failed

21 February 2023

A review of four recent articles about an underexplored issue:  the reasons for large-scale land deals to fail and what that means for communities and society

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Customary Land Rights in Sierra Leone

The New Customary Land Rights Act in Sierra Leone: Bringing informed community consent to responsible investment

17 November 2022

In September 2022, Sierra Leone enacted unprecedented laws related to land, climate, and sustainable development. This new law transforms communities’ ability to protect their land rights and pursue sustainable development. This webinar will discuss the processes, the experiences, the challenges,…