12 September 2017
Antigua and Barbuda

Barbudans will get the opportunity to own the lands they previously occupied as the island seeks to rebuild following the devastation caused by the passage of Hurricane Irma last week.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne made the disclosure yesterday during a special sitting of Parliament.

He said Barbudans would be given a crown grant of one dollar to obtain legal ownership of the lands on the 62-square mile island.

Currently, land ownership is prohibited on the island of Barbuda; all lands in Barbuda are vested in the crown on behalf of the people on the sister island.

11 September 2017
India

The Centre will soon set a cut off date for the states to grant tribals and other traditional forest dwellers legal title of the land they have traditionally used.

The sluggish pace at which land titles are being granted to tribals in some states, including the poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, has prompted the Prime Minister’s office to nudge the tribal affairs ministry to set the deadline.

7 September 2017
India

The proposed Comprehensive Land Survey (CLS) in Telangana   appears to have stirred the hornet’s nest within the context of tribal land rights. Since Nizam ruling till date, various land policy forms introduced by the successive governments have resulted in large-scale tribal land alienation and created unrest among the tribals. 

7 September 2017
South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — Land reform is a hot political tool in Southern Africa and the likes of the ANC and EFF are well aware of this.

8 September 2017
Global

In low- and middle-income countries, the vast majority of land remains contested, leaving around 2.5 billion people living i

Institutional & promotional materials
September 2017
Global

This bulletin is prepared by the Friends of the Custodians Committee. The objective is to share timely information about the SDG land indicator 1.4.2 and support its reclassification from Tier III to Tier I by October 2018. 

4 September 2017
Madagascar

The project is part of a cross country pilot being implemented by the LPI with support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the European Union (EU)

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.

Manuals & Guidelines
February 2017
Africa

This guide is intended for everyone working in and with the Transparency International movement, as well as other researchers and activists who wish to ensure their work on land corruption responds to the needs and interests of both men and women. This guide is a product of the Transparency International Women, Land and Corruption in Africa project implemented by our chapters in Ghana, Uganda and Zimbabwe between 2014 and 2016.

Property Rights and Water Access: Evidence from Land Titling in Rural Peru cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
December 2015
Peru

Insecure land tenure and property rights are an impediment to the construction of water infrastructure in many developing countries. This paper explores whether alleviating this impediment through a land titling program in rural Peru is associated with improvements in water access. The economics literature on the links between property rights and investment decisions has amassed yet, due to the unique characteristics of water, it is not obvious how water service provision would respond to improvements in land tenure.