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UN Photo Indigenous groups and land stewardship
8 December 2022

From 7-19 December, officials from across the world are meeting in Montreal for COP15, the Convention on Biological Diversity. At the heart of their plans to save the planet lies the 30% initiative, a commitment to create even more national parks and animal reserves - a mainstream approach relying on "Fortress Conservation".

8 December 2022
South Africa

 A growing body of research suggests that rather than serving as a boon for development, major fuel discoveries tend to spawn corruption and economic instability in countries that lack strong financial institutions and legal systems. More recent research suggests that these effects are not only reserved for the period after governments receive windfalls from fossil fuels. In what’s called the “presource curse,” the anticipation of oil and gas revenues may engender corruption and lead governments to prematurely restructure their economies and pile on debt.

Land ownership for Malawians
7 December 2022

Deputy Minister of Lands, Deus Gumba .“There has been an outcry that foreigners are taking over our land. The current land law has been amended with an aim of protecting the land from foreign citizens’ ownership”.

State of Land Information Consultancy
6 December 2022
Sierra Leone

The Land Portal is hiring researchers with expertise on Liberia, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Mozambique, Ghana,  and The Gambia.

Indigenous peoples from various regions in Indonesia
1 December 2022

The Indonesian government has for the first time relinquished state forest into the custody of Indigenous communities in the eastern region of Papua

The pandemic triggered the aspiration among NRI’s to own a home back in India
28 November 2022

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, an increasing number of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) are investing in real estate properties in India.

Sudan-woman walks in a field
23 November 2022

The Sudan country profile is now also available in Arabic.

Flat land near Tso Kyogar, Ladakh, India, photo by travel photography, Creative Commons license - Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
23 November 2022

A new country portfolio unpacks the complexity of governing land in India.

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