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IIED carries out research, advice and advocacy work. We carry out action research — generating robust evidence and know-how that is informed by a practical perspective acquired through hands-on research with grassroots partners — and we publish in journals and maintain high research standards. We advise government, business and development agencies, and we argue for changes in public policy. We focus on bottom-up solutions, stay open to flexible, adaptable solutions and are marked by a tradition of challenging conventional wisdom through original thinking.

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Library Resource
Reports & Research
November, 1998

Research on land tenure insecurity on the Zambian Copperbelt in the context of the privatisation of the mines was commissioned by Oxfam, and was carried out in August 1998 and the final report written in November 1998. It contains five sections: background (including historical and legal); problems (including ‘back to the land’, conflicts in the forests, squatters, Lands Act 1995, democracy); case studies (Chingola, Kitwe, Mufulira, Solwezi); some questions; recommendations. Report has led to some very positive developments for people affected.

Library Resource
January, 1998
Sub-Saharan Africa

Aims to estimate the annual direct use value of an average hectare of the communal rangeland in Botswana, based on an anlalysis of secondary data. Exercise incorporates the three major direft uses, both marketed and non-marketed, of rangelands: livestock, wildlife and gathering

Library Resource
Resource Assessment and Land Use Planning: A Case Study
Reports & Research
December, 1993
Sri Lanka


This review does not attempt to be comprehensive. Instead, we highlight:

  • benchmarks in the evolution of land use policies in Sri Lanka;

  • the actual contribution made to decisions about land use by systematic information on land resources.

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