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Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF)

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    • Very Good Practice
    • Good Practice
    • Weak Practice
    • Very Weak Practice
    • Missing Value

    Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure

    Legend: National laws adoption of the VGGT principle
    • Fully adopt
    • Partially adopt
    • Not adopted
    • Missing Value

    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.


    Latest News

    African Women Meet At Mount Kilimanjaro to Demand Rights

    By: Jean d'Amour Mbonyinshuti
    Date: October 12th 2016
    Source: / 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    Rwanda's leaders must challenge outdated beliefs and give women truly equal rights to land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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    Woodfuels in Kenya and Rwanda: powering and driving the economy of the rural areas

    The number of woodfuel consumers in Africa is projected to increase from around 2.5 billion in 2004 to 2.7 billion by 2030, with sub-Saharan Africa accounting for the highest increase. Rwanda and Kenya are two good examples of countries in which woodfuel plays a key role in energy provision, poverty alleviation and economic development.

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    March 2011

    Women’s Land Access in Post-Conflict Rwanda: Bridging the Gap between Customary Land Law and Pending Land Legislation

    Full citation: Rose, L., "Women’s Land Access in Post-Conflict Rwanda: Bridging the Gap Between Customary Land Law and Pending Land Legislation " 13(197) TEXAS JOURNAL OF WOMEN AND THE LAW 197 (2004).

    Resource information

    December 2004

    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