Publications

Securing land rights of women in ethnic communities through legal support

January 2018

Women in ethnic minority communities are often disadvantaged when in comes to securing their land rights. In the mountainous provinces of Northwest Vietnam, Land Use Rights Certificates (LURC) are often registered in the name of the husband, despite changes in..

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Towards Responsible Large-Scale Agricultural Investments in the Mekong Region: Key messages from a regional dialogue

November 2017

Large-scale agricultural investments, mainly in the form of land concessions, have not fulfilled their promises and have created problems for communities, investors and government authorities. This report discusses the future of agricultural investment in the Mekong region, particularly Cambodia, Laos,..

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Responsible Large-Scale Agricultural Investments in the Mekong Region: An Online Dialogue, Summary Report

November 2017

The Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) project and the Land Portal co-facilitated an online dialogue on “Responsible Large Scale Agricultural Investments in the Mekong Region” on 09-27 October 2017. The full dialogue can be read here. This report delineates the..

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Community Land Titling in Thailand: The legal evolution and piloting of titling policy

October 2017

This thematic study provides a comprehensive overview of land tenure systems in Thailand, with a focus on the recent development of community land titling (CLT) programmes. As land systems are formalized, community land titling represents a mechanism to enshrine and..

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The Recognition of Customary Tenure in Vietnam

October 2017

This thematic study explores the possibilities for strengthening the recognition of customary tenure in Vietnam. It begins with an overview of customary tenure in Vietnam, particularly in upland forest areas where customary systems still prevail. In upland areas, forest land..

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The Recognition of Customary Tenure in Cambodia

October 2017

This thematic study explores the importance of customary tenure for rural Cambodians with the aim of strengthening its recognition. It begins with an overview of customary arrangements in the country, and their significance for the livelihoods and wellbeing of rural..

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The Recognition of Customary Tenure in Lao PDR

October 2017

This thematic study presents a country-level overview of customary tenure arrangements in Lao PDR. It examines the extent of customary tenure and land formalization in the country, key policy changes that have impacted on customary arrangements, the degree to which..

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