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Manuals & Guidelines
July 2020
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia

Investment approval processes are the gateway through which governments set the agenda for their country’s investment environment. Yet too often these processes fail to incorporate meaningful requirements regarding participation in decision-making by Indigenous and other affected communities, increasing the risk of under-performing and conflict-ridden investments.

Peer-reviewed publication
April 2020
Africa
South America
Central America
Asia

Landscape governance refers to the combination of rules and decision-making processes of civic, private, and public actors with stakes in the landscape, that together shape the future of that landscape.

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2020
China
Asia

Drought and vegetation dynamics in the northern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China (NXC), the centre of Asia with arid climate, were assessed using the standardized precipitation evapotranspiration index (SPEI) and the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI).

Encouraging better land use practices among agricultural businesses in Laos
Reports & Research
October 2019
Asia
South-Eastern Asia
Laos

For more than a decade, the government of Lao PDR has promoted commercial uses of agricultural land by private investors. While investment in land has enormous potential to promote Laos’ economic development, benefits have been unevenly distributed across society.

Encouraging better land use practices among agricultural businesses in Laos
Reports & Research
October 2019
Asia
South-Eastern Asia
Laos

For more than a decade, the government of Lao PDR has promoted commercial uses of agricultural land by private investors. While investment in land has enormous potential to promote Laos’ economic development, benefits have been unevenly distributed across society.

Designing and Implementing a Pro-Poor Land Recordation System
Reports & Research
September 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.

The role of indigenous communities in reducing climate change through sustainable land use practices
Reports & Research
September 2019
Africa
Kenya
Latin America and the Caribbean
United States of America
Asia
Global

The climate crisis demands urgent action, yet we live in a politically polarized and paralyzed world. As governments and other actors struggle over climate change, our environment is irreversibly changing.

Policy Papers & Briefs
August 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.

Secure Land Tenure Rights For All
Policy Papers & Briefs
July 2019
Africa
Ethiopia
Uganda
Namibia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Brazil
Peru
Asia
Cambodia
Laos
Eastern Europe
Global

The aim of this policy paper is to present successful approaches to secure land tenure rights in rural and urban areas. To support future programmatic decisions by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), this paper focusses especially on impacts and good practices.

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