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Local community is a traditional collectivity with a range of powers covering a certain geographical area and an autonomous management structure.

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Collaboration entre les commissions foncières villageoises et communales au Mali
Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2024
Mali

La collaboration entre les commissions foncières (CoFo) villageoises[1] et communales[2] joue un rôle crucial dans la gestion concertée, pacifique et durable des terres et des ressources naturelles des communautés rurales.

Exploitation Minière et Foncier Agricole
Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2024
Mali

Le Code minier du Mali dispose que les ressources souterraines appartiennent à l’État, même s’il s’agit de terres agricoles. Cette disposition consacre le droit souverain de l’État sur les ressources du sous-sol, qui en organise l’accès et l’exploitation.

Mise à l’échelle des résultats LAND-at-scale Mali
Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2024
Mali

LAND-at-scale est une contribution à la protection des droits fonciers coutumiers des communautés et à la consolidation des acquis majeurs de la gouvernance foncière au Mali.

Understanding and Addressing Corruption in the Land Sector
Conference Papers & Reports
December 2023
Global

Land corruption – corrupt practices in the land sector – threatens the lives and livelihoods of people and communities, the environment and climate, food security and political stability. Its impacts are particularly acute for 2.5 billion people who live on and from the land.

Land corruption risks in the green energy sector
Policy Papers & Briefs
November 2023
Global

Green energy (and/or renewable energy) requires large areas of land to operate, often more so than energy generated from fossil fuels. The acquisition of land comes with accompanying corruption risks which can lead to challenges such as land grabbing and illegal displacement of communities.

Reports & Research
October 2023
Kenya

This case study presents the unique example of pastoralist communities in Kenya who had traditionally been able to rely on their customary land governance systems to ensure their access to grazing land and to help them sustain their livelihoods in the face of drought.

Fair compensation in large-scale land acquisitions
Peer-reviewed publication
October 2023
Global

Despite the existence of a legal framework defining the right to fair compensation, and notwithstanding the vast literature on transnational and domestic land deals, no theory has been developed so far to allow for a specific analysis of the economics of fair compensation in large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs), limiting our understanding of the underlying reasons of success or failure of this

Corruption risks in land-based solutions to climate change
Policy Papers & Briefs
October 2023
Global

“Nature-based” solutions to climate change require the acquisition of large swaths of land for reforestation, afforestation, conservation and renewable energy sources. However, corruption in the land sector is already widespread and this additional demand for land may aggravate pre-existing corruption risks, as well as causing new ones.

Good Practice, Responsible Governance, Land  Investments
Institutional & promotional materials
September 2023
Ethiopia
Uganda
Laos

As part of the Global Programme Responsible Land Policy in Ethiopia, Laos and Uganda, the Responsible Governance of Investments in Land (RGIL) project, co-financed by the European Union (EU), aims to ensure that investments in land are fair, productive and contribute to sustainable land management. A key element of this is strong engagement of private investors in those processes.

Reports & Research
September 2023
Brazil

This case study covers the work of Fundo Casa Socioambiental (“Casa Fund” or “the Fund”), which is a Brazil-based non-profit founded in 2005. A grant-making institution, it mobilizes financial resources from a mix of private philanthropies,bilateral donors, and NGOs.

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