Clarifying and securing land rights for land users of all kinds underpins economic growth and development and is critical to minimise land-related disputes and wider conflicts, contributing to national peace and stability.
The UK Government (DFID) has played a leading role in the design and implementation of land tenure reform, capacity-building for land institutions and the roll-out of large-scale tenure regularisation activities.
LEGEND has reviewed DFID’s main land tenure regularisation programmes, highlighting learnings in the design, implementation and follow-up of country land programmes and broader land support facilities.
This report reflects on the experience of DFID land programmes which include LTR across six countries (Guyana, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Mozambique), drawing also on relevant experiences of programmes driven by other donors.
One of the key aspects of the Mozambican legal framework for land is that Mozambican nationals can acquire tenure rights through inheritance, via peaceful occupation or through customary channels These usufruct tenure rights, known by the Portuguese acronym ‘DUAT’ (Direito de Uso e Aproveitamento da Terra), can be held individually or jointly.
Um dos principais aspectos do quadro legal moçambicano de terras é que os cidadãos Moçambicanos podem adquirir direitos de posse por herança, por ocupação pacífica ou por canais costumeiros. Estes usufruem de direitos de posse, conhecidos pelo acrônimo em língua portuguesa 'DUAT' (Direito de Uso e Aproveitamento da Terra), que podem ser possuídos individualmente ou em conjunto.
This Briefing Paper is based on the outcomes and lessons from projects recently completed in Mozambique, funded by DFID’s LEGEND programme, wider analysis conducted by that programme, and the knowledge and practical experience of the authors. The briefing is a summary of a longer Policy & Practice Paper by Norfolk, S., Quan, J. & D. Mullins (2020), “Land Policy and Practice in Mozambique: Options for Securing Tenure and Documenting Land Rights”.
Este documento informativo é baseado nos resultados e lições aprendidas em projectos realizados recentemente em Moçambique, financiados pelo programa LEGEND do DFID, nas análises mais amplas conduzidas por esse programa, e no conhecimento e experiência prática dos autores. O documento é um resumo de um Documento mais longo sobre Política e Práticas de Norfolk, S., Quan, J. & D.
This LEGEND bulletin provides an overview of the main themes discussed and key messages identified by the LEGEND Core Land Support Team (CLST) during the 17th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty.
This LEGEND bulletin considers the impact that new technology can have on documenting land rights and democratising access to land data around the world.
This LEGEND bulletin explores early experiences and emerging lessons from four of these projects, and includes testimony from community members attesting to their positive results.
This bulletin highlights the breadth of DFID's current portfolio on land and prompts important questions about DFID’s work on land governance in the years to come.
This bulletin focuses on land tenure regularisation (LTR), with articles from practitioners to accompany the new LEGEND report Securing land rights at scale: eight lessons and guiding principles on land tenure regularisation.