Journal Articles & Books
January 2013
Asia

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:

Reports & Research
January 2011
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.

January 2010
Angola

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.

January 2010
Angola

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.

Reports & Research
January 2010
Madagascar


Land appropriation in developing countries has boosted interest in land policy. Issue 4 of Perspective sheds light on the issue, by analysing the novel policy of decentralized land management adopted in Madagascar.

National Policies
January 2006
Madagascar

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.

Reports & Research
January 2002
Asia

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.