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Côte d'Ivoire

In Côte d'Ivoire, land issues are crucial for agricultural development, social peace and the legitimacy of political authorities. From 1960 to 1980, the country experienced strong economic growth due to the strength of the agricultural sector, particularly cash crops for export. Encouraged by the policies of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny (1960-1993), many migrants, both Ivorians and foreigners, settled in the south of the country to practice agriculture. The "Ivorian miracle" ran out of steam in the 1980s. From 1999 to 2011, Côte d'Ivoire experienced a series of political crises and ethnic violence related to access to land.
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Climate change drowning West African coastline

22 July 2022

Erosion and tidal surges are threatening fishing communities in West Africa. As a result, many people are fleeing inland — losing their livelihoods. The sea has already encroached two meters into the country's interior.      Rising sea levels threaten many fishing communities in West Africa…

Land tenure continues to be major objective of development agenda

20 October 2021

With a total of 65 participants (37% women) from 14 countries (Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Pakistan, Sudan and Uganda) the 10th and last Capitalization Meeting of the EU Land Governance Transversal Project, was virtually…

Séminaire de réingénierie des procédures d'approbation des lotissements et de délivrance et de délivrance [sic] de l'ACD: Focus sur le titrement massif des parcelles foncières urbaines

8 October 2021

Du 06 au 08 octobre 2021, s’est tenu au NSA HOTEL de Grand-Bassam, un atelier de réflexion sur « la réingénierie des procédures d’approbation des lotissements et de délivrance de l’Arrêté de concession Définitive (ACD) axées sur la réforme du titrement massif des parcelles foncières urbaines ».   …

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Land Monitoring and the SDGs

Challenges and Opportunities in Monitoring Land Data for the Sustainable Development Goals

16 May 2023

Land is a finite resource, and access to it is essential for the livelihoods of individuals and communities. To ensure that access to land is secure and equitable for all, the United Nations has set the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1.4.2, which measures individuals' land tenure security, and…

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Prindex - Perceptions of tenure security

Webinar: An introduction to Prindex, 28 November

Around the world, insecure property rights prevent families from feeling confident about the future, businesses from investing, and communities from becoming more productive. Hundreds of millions of us lack property security. This makes the world poorer, less free, and less just. There is a growing…