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Land-use conflict and socio-economic impacts of infrastructure projects: the case of Diamer Bhasha Dam in Pakistan
Peer-reviewed publication
January 2017
China
Pakistan

This article examines the conflicts arising from the Diamer Bhasha Dam project in northern Pakistan. Conflicts arising from the impacts of the dam on the local population and territory and steps to resolve some of them are identified. These impacts relate to unfair land acquisition, improper displacement, inadequate compen- sation, resettlement and future livelihoods.

Policy Papers & Briefs
Institutional & promotional materials
December 2016
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Promoting a peaceful and lasting resolution to land conflicts in a protracted crisis context through a fair and environmentally sensitive approach.


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Reports & Research
December 2016
Tanzania

This report constitutes one of four countrywide assessments produced under the International Institute for Environment and Development’s (IIED) ‘Gender, land and accountability in the context of agricultural and other natural resource investments’ initiative.

Food Security and Governance Factsheet: Afghanistan
Reports & Research
December 2016
Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, insecurity over land and water rights hampers investments in food production and irrigation. In rural areas, customary tenure systems, partly based on religious law, are the most relevant but suffer from weak recognition and offer little protection to rights holders. The land policy reform is on-going but remains slow.

Jonathan Lins
Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Brazil
Este trabalho tem como objetivo, entender o processo de resistência no campo e na cidade na região do Submédio São Francisco, em especial a atuação do processo de resistência dos povos ribeirinhos do município de Santa Maria da Boa Vista – PE.
Survey-on-Access-to-Land-Tenure-Security-and-Land-Conflicts-in-Timor-Leste
Reports & Research
December 2016
Timor-Leste

This study aimed to pilot an innovative land survey to provide quantitative data regarding landrelated issues in Timor-Leste, in order to support the Timorese government and parliament in developing evidence-based land policies and legislation, as well as more informed advocacy of civil society.

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Reports & Research
December 2016
Tanzania

Despite progressive provisions on gender equality in Tanzania’s land laws, women have little representation in land allocation decisions, including meetings of village councils and village assemblies. Mainstreaming gender in local regulations can help to address this problem.