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Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure


Legend: National laws adoption of the VGGT principle
  • Fully adopt
  • Partially adopt
  • Not adopted
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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, with support from Daniel Babare and Myat Noe (LLB Students, University of Groningen). The indicators assess national laws in 50 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America against international standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement as established by Section 16 of the VGGTs.

Each indicator relates to a principle established in section 16 of the VGGTs. Hold the mouse against the small "i" button above for a more detailed explanation of the indicator.

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.

Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF)

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    Reports & Research
    June 2011
    Benin
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    Cape Verde
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    Ghana
    Guinea
    Guinea-Bissau
    Ivory Coast
    Liberia
    Mali
    Mauritania
    Niger
    Nigeria
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    Senegal
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    Western Africa

    The African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), acting as a consortium, have launched a joint initiative to develop a land policy framework in Africa to strengthen land rights, enhance productivity and secure livelihoods. Working in close collaboration with the regional economic communities (RECs), regional studies and regional consultations are being conducted to provide inputs into the development of the framework. This report is on the West Africa region.

    Legislation
    June 2008
    Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
    Austria
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    Cyprus
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    Denmark
    Spain
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    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Sweden
    Africa
    Western Africa

    This Ordinance declares all lands on Ascension to be Crown lands and requires the Governor to prepare and publish a policy to secure a consistent and transparent process for granting rights of occupancy in relation to land on Ascension and for the control of the use of land. The Ordinance also repeals the Land Adjudication (Ascension) Ordinance, 2002 and the Registered Land Ordinance, Cap A23.

    Legislation
    January 1993
    Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
    Austria
    Belgium
    Bulgaria
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Germany
    Denmark
    Spain
    Estonia
    Finland
    France
    United Kingdom
    Greece
    Croatia
    Hungary
    Ireland
    Italy
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Latvia
    Malta
    Netherlands
    Poland
    Portugal
    Romania
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Sweden
    Africa
    Western Africa

    This Ordinance concerns the right to sue the Crown and liability of the Crown in tort. It sets out rules of procedure of proceedings 0against the Crown. In any proceedings against the Crown for the recovery of land or other property the court shall not make an order for the recovery of the land or the delivery of the property, but may in lieu thereof make an order declaring that the plaintiff is entitled as against the Crown to the land or property or to the possession thereof.