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Designing and Implementing a Pro-Poor Land Recordation System

Reports & Research
August, 2019
Africa
Asia

The challenges to tenure security in both urban and rural areas are not only large, but they are increasing due to the different types of pressures making land more and more scarce. There is growing acceptance that only by recognizing and supporting a continuum of land rights, can tenure security be reached for all people in an inclusive way.

Preliminary Report on Country Level Data Status for Indicator 1.4.2

Policy Papers & Briefs
July, 2019
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia
Global

In April 2019, UN Habitat through the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) and Global Urban Observatory (GUO) Units; with support from the Global Land Indicators Initiative (GLII) contacted National Statistical Offices (NSOs), National Land Registries and SDGs focal points with the aim of mobilizing existing data on land tenure security in response to SDGs indicator 1.4.2. The data drive was conducted in support of UN Habitat Database for Human Settlements Indicators, for which 1.4.2 is part of.

Catalyzing the Land Data Ecosystem

Conference Papers & Reports
June, 2019
Africa
Eastern Africa
Kenya
South Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda

There is no doubt that the Global Data Revolution has reached the land sector. Government data portals, open access academic journals, community mapping initiatives and other citizen-generated data - there is a palpable positive drive across the world that allows processes such as data collection to be more inclusive and open. But within this data momentum, there are still many barriers and questions: Who can access the data, and how? What data is reliable? Who owns the data? What data is up to date? Can I use the data without inflicting harm?

Women’s Right to Land Entitlement an Effort of the Gender Mainstreaming for Gender Equality (The Case of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan)

Journal Articles & Books
October, 2018
Pakistan

This study deals with the women’s right to land ownership. Economic Transformation Initiative, Gilgit-Baltistan (ETI-GB), an ambitious program supported by International Fund for Agricultural Development United Nation (IFAD, UN), aims to reduced poverty and increase income through agricultural development. Strengthen land reforms through land development is one of the core component in the program. This is a pioneer project undergoing in the region. It has been anticipated that this project is a significant development when it comes to land reforms and land policies in GB.

A resistência da comunidade quilombola do Forte Príncipe da Beira

Reports & Research
July, 2018
Brazil

A comunidade quilombola do Forte Príncipe da Beira fica no município de Costa Marques, Estado de Rondônia/Brasil. Abrange a extensão de 20.108,8709 hectares em plena região amazônica. Forma parte desses territórios chamados de “Negros do Guaporé” constituídos a partir de distintos processos de territorialização, desde o século XVIII na linha de fronteira entre Brasil e Bolívia...

Valuation of Unregistered Lands: A Policy Guide

Manuals & Guidelines
April, 2018
Global

This guide aims to support the process of valuation of unregistered land and property for the public and private agencies that undertake this exercise. It will be relevant for policy makers, local authorities, international finance institutions, investors, property developers, banks, civil society organisations, citizens, land owners, local communities and women’s groups.

A legislação sobre o acesso aos recursos naturais em Moçambique: o impacto das novas leis e das consultas comunitárias sobre o bem-estar a nível local

Reports & Research
September, 2017
Mozambique

Este relatório considera um dos aspectos práticos mais importantes da participação
local na Lei de Terras e outra legislação sobre recursos naturais: a consulta
comunitária, através da qual os estranhos – o Estado, novos investidores, empresas
madeireiras, grupos de hotéis – obtêm acesso à terra e recursos locais com a

UN High-Level Political Forum Side Event- July 10 2017

Conference Papers & Reports
June, 2017
Global

The UN-Habitat, World Bank and the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) host of the Global Land Indicators Initiative (GLII) 1 in collaboration with Global Donor Working Group on Land (GDWGL)2 jointly hosted a side event titled Land Tenure Security Monitoring in the SDGs: Leaving no one behind at the 2 nd High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

Global Urban Lectures: Geoffrey Payne - Improving urban tenure security and property rights

Training Resources & Tools
Multimedia
June, 2017
Global

Geoffrey Payne outlines five fundamental propositions that are key to his understanding of tenure issues and policy options.

These are:

1) That access to affordable land with adequate security of tenure and associated rights is a pre-condition for realising the goal of adequate housing and poverty reduction;

The FIG Christchurch Declaration - Responding to Climate Change and Tenure Insecurity in Small Island Developing States

Manuals & Guidelines
Conference Papers & Reports
November, 2016
Global

This publication is the result of the workshop on “Responding to Climate Change and Tenure Insecurity in Small Island Developing States – The Role of Land Professionals” held in Christchurch, New Zealand 30 April – 1 May 2016 in connection with the FIG Working Week 2016. It includes a report of the seminar and a FIG Christchurch Declaration as the main outcome of the workshop.

Post-conflict land governance reform in the African Great Lakes region. Part I - The challenges of post-conflict land reform

Policy Papers & Briefs
November, 2016
Burundi
South Sudan
Uganda

Disputes over land are a prominent feature of many situations of protracted violent conflict in Burundi, Uganda and South Sudan. Research conducted as part of the programme ‘Grounding Land Governance’ underscores that war reshuffles access and ownership, but also critically changes the ways in which land is governed. Land issues often come to resonate with other conflicts in society, thereby affecting overall stability. This makes interventions in land governance politically sensitive.