International guidelines/standards on land governance | Land Portal

International soft-law instruments developed over the past ten years provide guidance on how to secure land rights and improve land governance, including in the context of private investment. The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) are a prominent example. Other guidelines, used by businesses, include the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability (IFC-PS).  

LEGEND outputs take stock of progress in implementing the VGGT, and compare the VGGT with the IFC-PS, identifying differences where applying the IFC-PS may fail to address land rights issues covered in the VGGT.

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A comparison with the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure

Reports & Research
October, 2019
Global

Key messages:

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Reports & Research
May, 2016
Global

The *Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) are a globally negotiated and agreed framework endorsed in the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) on 11 May 2012.

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Why land governance?

Policy Papers & Briefs
June, 2015
Global

DFID is delighted to launch the first Land Policy Bulletin, which introduces a new land and responsible investment programme - Land: Enhancing Governance for Economic Development (LEGEND).

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The VGGT five years on – are they changing lives?

Policy Papers & Briefs
December, 2017
Global

This LEGEND bulletin considers the key components for monitoring and evaluating the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT).

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Policy Papers & Briefs
May, 2018
Global

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.

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