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Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2018
Global

The International Land Coalition’s Commitment 8 seeks to ensure transparency and accountability, through unhindered and timely public access to all information that may contribute to informed public debate and decision-making on land issues.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2017
Uganda
Sub-Saharan Africa

This policy brief presents strengths and weaknesses of state and traditional land justice institutions in relation to access, costs and speed in concluding the process of resolving land cases. In the current legal and institutional framework, strengthening of the customary justice system would bring benefits.

Rural Land Management in Bangladesh
Peer-reviewed publication
December 2017
Bangladesh

Based on a theoretical discussion from global perspective the paper describes present rural land administration and management structure in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a land scarce country with high-density population. As most of the people live in rural areas and depend on agriculture and allied activities, proper rural land management is crucial.

 Land Registration of Titles at Stake: West and East Malaysia compared
Conference Papers & Reports
November 2017
Malaysia

Registration of land title evidences an indefeasible ownership. However, many people have become victims of fraud. Due to the increase in fraud and the weaknesses of the registration system in the country, this study aims to provide solution to the problem.

Videos
October 2017
South-Eastern Asia
Indonesia

The investigative series Indonesia for Sale, co-published by The Gecko Project and Mongabay, exposes the corruption behind Indonesia’s deforestation and land rights crisis.

Reports & Research
July 2017
Kenya
Indonesia

Community-driven development is a strategy for empowering people to choose their own priorities, project leaders, and monitoring. Many believe that this model results in lower corruption rates. We look at what happened in the Arid Lands Project in Kenya and a community-development project in Indonesia.

Journal Articles & Books
Policy Papers & Briefs
July 2017
Africa
Americas
Asia
Oceania

The Sustainable Development Goal 15 “Life on land” commits world leaders to work together to achieve land degradation neutrality (LDN) for safeguarding life on land. One of the objectives that comprise LDN is to reinforce responsible governance of land tenure. Land rights are a key factor for achieving LDN.

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
June 2017
Vietnam
Eastern Asia
Oceania

Governance quality plays a key role in private sector development: competent bureaucrats not only create good policies and regulations, but also effectively implement them to shape the business environment. This paper exploit Vietnam’s decentralization of administrative tasks since the early 2000s to test this hypothesis.