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Rwanda has a bitterly conflicted history with social divisions amplified by its colonial past. As the most densely populated country in Africa, there is enormous pressure on land and natural resources. Rwanda has experienced recurrent episodes of mass violence, civil war and genocide which also displaced millions of people into neighbouring countries in the Great Lakes region.
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Kigali city launches fresh operation against undeveloped land

4 August 2022

City of Kigali authorities have said they have embarked on renewed exercise to identify plots of land within city suburbs that have not been developed, warning that the law will take its course for those who will be found at fault. The 2013 Law Governing Land Use in Rwanda provides for the…

Medici Land Governance

Using Technology to Promote Pro-Poor Land Formalization

4 July 2022

LANDac International Conference 2022 Session Summary Technology is a powerful tool that can help protect the land rights of the poor and promote socioeconomic growth. However, if the land and technology policy frameworks are insufficient, if technology is not designed with a specific context in…

Land Governance and land administration: what is needed to scale up the existing solutions

1 July 2022

The session had as its main aim to try to understand what is needed to scale up the existing solutions on improving Land Governance and/or land administration. Has been seen that the use of Fit for Purpose in several countries at the pilot level has good results. The presentation of cases was a…

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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…