land reform

Presenting the book: “China’s disappearing countryside: Towards Sustainable Land Governance for the Poor”

China’s land policy has been in the news frequently over the last few weeks, since the Chinese government announced it will reform its land policy in the wake of the Third Plenum last November.

For those who do not know the Chinese land system follows a brief introduction:

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January 2013

Documentation Share Fair Session: Madagascar land reform - a model for replication

This short paper summarizes the discussion on the land reform in Madagascar and the question whether this approach would be replicable in other circumstances. Lessons from the reform process, but also an outlook in sustainability issues have been addressed.

Evaluation institutionnelle de la réforme foncière à Madagascar

The evaluation report of FIDA and FAO summarizes the lessons learned from the land reform in Madagascar. Overall it comes to the conclusion, that the reform meets a genuine demand for a simplified, decentralized, accessible system to obtain security of land tenure, at least in a large number of communes and regions. But it also identifies difficulites and challenges to be met and formulates further recommendations.

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January 2011

Review of the Land Reforms in Southern Africa 2010

This book forms part of a learning programme on ‘Land Reform From Below: Decentralised Land Reform in Southern Africa’. Supported by the Austrian Development Agency, the programme was launched in 2007, and has since provided policymakers, development practitioners and those involved in local governance with a variety of regional platforms on which to share their experiences of decentralised land-reform processes and to derive lessons related to best practice that can inform and improve policy-making.

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January 2010

Review of the Land Reforms in Southern Africa 2010

This book forms part of a learning programme on ‘Land Reform From Below: Decentralised Land Reform in Southern Africa’. Supported by the Austrian Development Agency, the programme was launched in 2007, and has since provided policymakers, development practitioners and those involved in local governance with a variety of regional platforms on which to share their experiences of decentralised land-reform processes and to derive lessons related to best practice that can inform and improve policy-making.

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January 2010

Experience recente de Madagascar et du Programme National Foncier

Depuis mars 2004, le Ministère de l’Agriculture de l'Élevage et de la Pêche malgache en charge de la Direction des Domaines et des Services Fonciers, a initié un vaste programme appelé Programme National Foncier (PNF). Le Programme National Foncier malgache présente des innovations pouvant susciter l’intérêt des décideurs (et des bailleurs de fonds). Cependant, les divers axes de la réforme n’ont pas évolué à la même vitesse. Les discussions sur les premiers bilans à 1 ans mis en évidence les préoccupations des divers acteurs.

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January 2006

Comparative Study of Land Administration Systems

This paper was presented at the Regional Workshops on Land Policy Issues (2002) and complements three other regional studies to feed a research report on access to land and governance with respect to land supported by the World Bank and a number of donors  to review the characteristics, accessibility, costs and sustainability of different land titling and registration options in a range of countries. Specifically, this paper sets out key experience in Asia. 

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January 2002