Land tenure and administration in Africa: lessons of experience and emerging issues

As stated in the Introduction, “this study reviews the main features of the new wave of land policy and legislation in sub-Saharan Africa, and identifies emerging issues concerning land tenure in the continent. The study draws lessons from recent experience in the following key areas: tenure security and land tenure reform; land redistribution; decentralised land management and administration; land conflict; protecting the land rights of vulnerable groups; land and rural-urban links; land and broader development policies and programmes. The conclusion identifies some emerging issues requiring particular attention from policy makers and development agencies.”
Cotula, Lorenzo, Toulmin, Camilla and Hesse, Ced.
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London: International Institute for Environment and Development