Learning from 10 Years of Implementing the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure | Land Portal
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June 2023
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ILC and Welthungerhilfe with support from GIZ celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Guidelines’ endorsement by launching the VGGT+10 Initiative with the goal to take stock and assess to which degree the Guidelines have been used as an orientation for national -level tenure reform processes and as a tool to contribute to tenure security. We also aimed at mobilizing and renewing concrete political commitments and to identifying the next steps for the further application of the Guidelines. Thanks to this Initiative, multi-stakeholder platforms successfully developed and maintained strategic collaboration with their respective Governments on land tenure reform. With continued support from GIZ and other donors, ILC, Welthungerhilfe and other LandCollaborative partners will support these processes to continue, guided and inspired by the VGGTs.

This report is a product of the VGGT+10 Initiative and focuses on the progress made across the 12 participating countries assessed, including good practices, as well as the challenges encountered, lessons learned and the main tenure issues still to be addressed. There has been significant progress in improving policies and legislation on the governance of tenure, with eleven of the twelve countries passing new policies and/or legislation or making major amendments. Many of the improved policies are aligned with the VGGT and support their principles.

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By Dr. Marc Wegerif and Mohamed Coulibaly


Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organisations in Germany, independent of politics and religion. It was established in 1962, as the German section of the "Freedom from Hunger Campaign", one of the world's first initiatives aimed at the eradication of hunger.

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