Policy Papers & Briefs | Land Portal

The Policy Papers & Briefs resource type is meant for publications and resources that contain policy directions and/or assessments, as well as briefs describing a land-related situation. Different terminologies are used by different organizations, such as country profiles, issue briefs, fact sheets and/or knowledge notes, as well as policy focus reports.

ii
Policy Papers & Briefs
July 2021
Global

"Participatory law-making” is the process by which citizens actively contribute to policy advocacy and law-drafting. Citizen participation in law-making can improve the quality and legitimacy of policies and laws by ensuring that they reflect and protect the authentic interests of the national citizenry.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2021
Global

This primer gives an accessible overview of key aspects surrounding International Investment Treaties and Investor-State Dispute Settlement, and the implications for promoting a rights-based approach to governance.

Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2021
Global

In taking a comprehensive approach to issues of tenure, the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGT) offer an opportunity to promote systemic governance reform and respect for land and resource rights, while clarifying the different roles of States, businesses and social actors.

Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2021
Global

Over the past 30 years, an increasing number of states have passed good laws that significantly strengthen the tenure rights of their citizens. However, due to multiple barriers, a high percentage of many nations’ citizens are either unaware of their legal rights or unable to use national laws to protect their rights when threatened.

Policy Papers & Briefs
April 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean
Mexico

México ha transitado por un proceso de cambios territoriales importantes en las últimas décadas; sin embargo, las políticas de vivienda de los últimos años, las modificaciones constitucionales sobre la propiedad agraria y la falta de una aplicación rigurosa de los instrumentos de planeación y de Ordenamiento Territorial (OT), entre otros factores, aceleraron la expansión urbana sobre áreas agrí

Policy Papers & Briefs
April 2012
Guinea

Ces dernières années, la République de Guinée a connu une extension rapide des surfaces plantées en palmiers améliorés. L’arrivée prochaine en production de ces dernières, avec pour conséquence d’importantes quantités d’huile de palme produites, fait peser d’importants enjeux sur le développement de cette filière.

Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2018
Latin America and the Caribbean
Colombia

Este documento contiene la identificación general de la frontera agrícola en Colombia, a escala 1:100.000. En éste se presenta el marco de referencia, la definición de frontera agrícola y el proceso metodológico para su identificación.

Policy Papers & Briefs
July 2022
Democratic Republic of the Congo

From Eastern Congo to the coast of Kenya, “security” crises are used to evict forest peoples, creating greater insecurity in the process.