Redress for land and resource rights violations: a legal empowerment agenda | Land Portal

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March 2019
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This chapter deals with the issue of land tenure;which has been identified as one of the major institutional problems in Benin. It deals specifically with the recent land reform that was enacted by the 2013 Code Foncier et Domanial (Land and Domain Code). The orientation of the chapter is not so much a question of proposing an institutional diagnosis of the sector and highlighting desirable areas for reform;as of analysing an ongoing reform process. The chapter deals with the political economy of the reform;with the reform’s political and economic stakes;the groups of actors and interests which pushed it;those which are opposed to it;and those which seek to shape it for their own benefit. It also provides a detailed history of the reform process.

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Brendan Schwartz;Lorenzo Cotula;Masalu Luhula;Tomaso Ferrando & Hayden Fairburn


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