Reports & Research
February 2008
South Africa

A key challenge facing South Africa’s economic development is overcoming the structural poverty created through the systematic dispossession of the majority of its citizens. Although radically marginalized during apartheid, there is poor public acknowledgement of the losses experienced by those families who, through the passing of various racially biased, land and labour laws, became farm labour on commercial farms.

14 November 2017 to 17 November 2017


Addis Ababa
The Africa We Want: Achieving socioeconomic transformation through inclusive and equitable access to land by the youth
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Land Rights
6 September 2017

Dashboard tracks land and the Sustainable Developing Goals (SDGs)

New York (September 6, 2017) —  A dashboard focused on Land and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was launched today by the Land Portal Foundation and the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN)[1]  to make information related to the land indicators in the SDGs widely available.
4 September 2017
Australia and New Zealand

The end of the native title claims era is in sight, forcing a rethink of how indigenous land rights councils will operate when their primary role winds up.

Heralding the shake-up, the Cape York Land Council in north Queensland has pulled Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion into a “strategic discussion” with traditional owners on the agency’s fut­ure once the carve-up of native title is complete.

A land claim over more than half the peninsula is now in train, and when determined it will exhaust the stock of territory that can come under native title there.

Land Rights
Reports & Research
June 2017
Southern Africa

The report provides a conceptual framework for understanding the application of 'adjudication' to land rights verification as part of a general land administration function that includes offregister rights; and outlines the motivation for developing such as system in South Africa, with some provisional ideas about systematising and institutionalising land rights adjudication to include off-register rights.

pakistan infrastructure
23 August 2017

Investment in urban infrastructure such as new roads, public utilities or parks invariably increases real-estate prices. In Pakistan, stories of riches earned overnight due to new highways passing through agricultural lands are common.

Moving from information dissemination to community participation in forest landscapes cover image
Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
August 2017

Traditionally, in the context of environment and natural resources management, many communication efforts have focused on the dissemination of technical information to end-users who were expected to adopt them. Development practitioners were trying to ‘push’ their products on communities in order to receive community commitment to their development initiatives.

LEGEND Land Policy Bulletin 8
Policy Papers & Briefs
August 2017


The eighth issue of the LEGEND bulletin explores the relationship between agribusiness and land rights. It features articles on the power of local engagement for financial investment, using technology for mapping rights, and catalysing private sector respect for community land rights.

The Land Policy Bulletins are produced by the Core Land Support Team (CLST) for DFID's programme on responsible invesment - Land: Enhancing Governance for Economic Development (LEGEND).

Subscribe to the bulletin: