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Mekong Land Research Forum: Annual country reviews 2020-21

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February 2021
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The Annual Country Reviews reflect upon current land relations in the Mekong Region, and has been produced for researchers, practitioners and policy advocates operating in the field. Specialists have been selected from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam to briefly answer the following two questions:

  1. What are the most pressing developments involving land governance in your country?
  2. What are the most important issues for the researcher on land?

Responses are not intended to be exhaustive, and they represent personalized images of the current situation in each country. They serve to inform and inspire discussion on land-related topics in the Mekong Region. This fifth edition of the Annual Country Reviews has been compiled at the end of 2020, looking forward into the new year. As part of the exercise, the contributors have been asked to consider the impact of COVID-19 upon land relations in their respective countries. For the first time, there is also a regional perspective drawing together country-based observations.

To take part in discussions on these and other related topics, join the Mekong Land Research Forum researcher network. To apply, please fill in the form found here

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Compiled by Daniel Hayward, with contributions from Chansovy Ngorn, Micah Ingalls, U Htet Kyu, Pornpana Kuaycharoen, Chau My Duyen and Philip Hirsch


The Mekong Land Research Forum seeks to bring research and policy a bit closer together. It does this in part by making the research more accessible and in part by helping to distill the key messages and points of debate so that information overload does not overwhelm policy makers and other advocates for progressive policy reform.