Reports & Research

Reports & Research is a resource type under which case, project and status reports are generally nested, as well as workshop and flagship reports. Good practice reviews are also generally nested under this resource type. There is research involved in establishing the reports, but not necessarily with an academic approach.

Date of publication
Diciembre 2015

In this publication, the issue of tenure security is addressed and assessed in several countries where government, civil society, the private sector and development cooperation initiatives have been implemented for decades. The selected case studies from fifteen countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America ensure not only a eographic balance but they also represent countries with different socio-economic and land-related histories and that have followed different pathways. The studies’ key findings underline the still precarious state of tenure security in many countries. The findings also show best practices for legal and administrative reforms that have generated incentives for long-term investment in land, or incentives to include the poor more comprehensively.
Led by the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) the publication is a joint endeavour with the Chair of Land Management at the Technische Universität München (TUM) and the Land Management Sector Project of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The country studies presented here have been prepared by Alumni of the TUM’s Master’s Programme Land Management and Land Tenure who can best bridge the demands for most recent and high quality research results on tenure security and intimate country-specific knowledge and experience

Date of publication
Octubre 2015
Geographical focus

This publication is the summary of the proceedings of the Regional Learning Workshop on ‘Land and Natural Resources Tenure Security’ held in Nairobi, Kenya from 30th June -2nd July 2015 as jointly organized by UN-Habitat/Global Land Tool Network and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
The aim of the workshop was to deepen the understanding of land and natural resources tenure security issues and to identify opportunities to strengthen land tenure security and land access of the rural poor and marginalized groups in sub- Saharan Africa. During the workshop, participants shared their own challenges and experiences for strengthening security of land and natural resource tenure of poor people and vulnerable groups.
The meeting served as an avenue to discuss existing good practices and appropriate land tools and their possible applications to specifi c country contexts. The participants also identifi ed opportunities to scale up lessons learning and sharing, pilot new approaches and tools and strengthen policy dialogues.

Date of publication
Marzo 2016
Geographical focus

The Learning Route (LR) is capacity development deliverable of the TSLI-ESA project implemented by UN-Habitat through GLTN, funded by IFAD. It aims at enhancing awareness, knowledgeand skills of staff from IFAD supported projects, programs and partners in application of geo-spatial technologies in securing land and natural resource tenure and on innovation on inclusive business models (IBMs).
PROCASUR Corporation and the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) partnered in organising a Learning Route to put a pitch at the importance of inclusive business models (IBMs), securing land rights through mapping using the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) and Women Access to Land. The training
was implemented between the 3rd and the 10th of December 2015 under the banner: “Innovative Ideas on Securing Resource and Land Rights
through Inclusive Business Models: the Case of Uganda”. Two cases were visited: the Vegetable Oil Development Programme – Phase II (VODP-II)
and Kawacom Limited.
Twelve participants from East and Southern Africa participated, discussing Agricultural Investments, Inclusive Business Models and land tenure security.

Date of publication
Enero 2016
Geographical focus

Land administration is defined as the acquisition, maintenance and dissemination of information on the ownership, value and use of land. This information is necessary to support land policy implementation. Besides being complete and current, land administration systems – including the information contained within the systems and the processes used for their establishment and maintenance - should ideally be transparent, accessible, simple and low-cost to efficiently and effectively allocate land fairly to citizens.
The Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) software is a pro-poor tool for land administration. It may be used to record the interests of people who occupy and use land but who do not have formal freehold title and who would therefore be left out of conventional land information systems. The STDM has been designed to record these interests simply, quickly and cheaply in a digital database, which therefore increases the flexibility, accessibility and usefulness of the data. This report documents the experiences of piloting the STDM in Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Date of publication
Marzo 2016
Geographical focus

A new report by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) outlines eight reasons why it is important to address HLP issues from the outset of a humanitarian response, including:
Saving lives, preventing further displacement and human rights violations
Adapting humanitarian response to complex urban environments
Ensuring equal access to humanitarian assistance
Promoting access to justice in crises contexts and contributing towards durable solutions
Addressing loss of land and inability to return to land and homes after disasters
Supporting women’s recovery through the protection of their HLP rights
HLP as a tool for conflict prevention and peace building
Supporting local systems and bridging transition / development gap
Following collaboration with the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, the paper also explains how the international human rights framework can inform both disaster and conflict response, enhancing protection for those affected.
A Roundtable held in Geneva on the 2nd March 2016 provided the opportunity to discuss how to tackle HLP challenges from a practitioners’ perspective. Key highlights and recommendations from the event have been incorporated into the report, which proposes how the global HLP Area of Responsibility (AoR), co-chaired by NRC and IFRC, and its partners can take these into operational responses in the future.
For more information on this paper and the HLP AoR please contact Monica Sanchez Bermudez (monica.sanchez.bermudez@nrc.no) or Victoria Stodart (victoria.stodart@ifrc.org).

Date of publication
Noviembre 2016
Geographical focus

El caso aborda la historia de tres mujeres que ante el deceso de sus cónyuges, pierden la garantía para validar sus derechos sobre las posesiones de tierra. La lucha por sus tierras se hizo desde el liderazgo, la toma del control de sus tierras o por acuerdos familiares. Estas estrategias les han permitido garantizar su acceso a la tierra, su empoderamiento y reconocimiento dentro de la comunidad.

Date of publication
Noviembre 2016
Geographical focus

Los comuneros de Tola Chica, en Ecuador, resisten varios intentos de quitarles su tierra, pero esta lucha no impide que continúen con procesos internos de cohesión en los que la fiesta anual juega un papel importante.

Date of publication
Noviembre 2016
Geographical focus

Como varias comunidades guaraníes liberadas, su particularidad reside en que su composición social no sólo es guaraní y que además, su organización para demandar el territorio comienza en la ciudad de Santa Cruz, donde guaraníes provenientes de varios lugares y marcados por la discriminación, se plantean retornar a la tierra.

Date of publication
Noviembre 2016
Geographical focus

Caso de la otorgación estatal de un título de propiedad comunal y sus límites a la comunidad Kichwa Ayapata con una serie de conflictos de por medio, y su repartición a 40 familias de la comunidad

Date of publication
Noviembre 2016
Geographical focus

Caimito es una comunidad históricamente asentada, con personas foráneas que decidieron vivir ahí provenientes del Ecuador y del extranjero, que compraron terrenos para su conservación y defensa del capital agroexportador

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