This article examines the evolution of policy recommendations concerning rural land issues since the formulation of the World Bank’s “Land Reform Policy Paper” in 1975. That paper set out three guiding principles: the desirability of owner-operated family farms; the need for markets to permit land to be transferred to more productive users; and the importance of an egalitarian asset distribution.
Legislation & Policies
Besides publications and articles about land governance, the Land Library also hosts country-level laws and policies that focus on land governance. The classification of different types of laws and policies can differ from country to country, so the classification used on the Land Portal is done through a general classification of elements.