Rwanda

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Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF)

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Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure

Legend: National laws adoption of the VGGT principle
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Note: The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (The VGGTs) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2012.

The "VGGT indicators" dataset has been created by Nicholas K. Tagliarino, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen. The indicators of this dataset assess national laws against Section 16 of the VGGT standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement.

Each indicator relates to a principle established in the VGGTs.

Answering the questions posed by these indicators entails analyzing a broad range of national-level laws, including national constitutions, land acquisition acts, land acts, community land acts, agricultural land acts, land use regulations, and some court decisions.

Media

Latest News

African Women Meet At Mount Kilimanjaro to Demand Rights

By: Jean d'Amour Mbonyinshuti
Date: October 12th 2016
Source: AllAfrica.com / The New Times

Rwandan rural women, together with their counterparts from various countries on the continent, will today convene at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in an effort to advocate for unrestricted women's rights to land and other natural resources across the continent.

Rwanda’s longest drought in six decades: The effects on food security and lessons learnt

By: Emmanuel Ntirenganya
Date: September 16th 2016
Source: New Times

Sitting in the doorway of her residential house in the remote Murundi Sector, Kayonza District in Eastern Province, Verena Uwineza is sorting beans for evening meal on a traditional basket.

It is Monday, September 12. By most accounts, everybody has been affected by prolonged drought in this area.

Rwanda's leaders must challenge outdated beliefs and give women truly equal rights to land

By: Betty Mutesi (International Alert)

Date: August 23rd 2016

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Rwanda's women have equal rights in law. But the government and regular Rwandans must confront the country's systems of discrimination

In rural Rwanda, as in most developing countries, owning and controlling land determines whether you are rich or poor. In a country where some 57% of the population live below the poverty line, land is a prime resource.

Latest Blog

Using Technology to Plan for Africa’s Urban Expansion

By Sarah Logan and Mallory Baxter

African cities are rapidly expanding as the number of urban residents rises due to rural-urban migration and population growth. Ad hoc urban expansion contributes to an increase in unplanned settlements, urban poverty and inequality, and constraints on new residents, who are attempting to secure access to adequate housing, property rights, employment, and basic services.

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Women’s Land Rights in Rwanda: How Can They Be Protected and Strengthened as the Land Law is Implemented?

Full citation: Brown, J. and Uvuza, J., "Women’s Land Rights in Rwanda: How can they be protected and strengthened as the Land Law is implemented?" 123 RDI REPORT (September 2006).

Resource information

December 2006