Publications

Recognition of Customary Tenure in the Mekong Region: An Online Dialogue, Summary Report

March 2017

The Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) project and the
Land Portal co-facilitated an online dialogue on “Recognition of Customary Tenure in the Mekong Region” on 13-27 February 2017. The full dialogue can be read here. This report delineates the key messages..

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Civil Society Participation in Land Policy Making: the innovative experience of Myanmar’s pre-consultation on the National Land Use Policy

February 2017

In October 2014, for the first time in recent history, the government of Myanmar decided to organize a public consultation to inform the development of a national policy. To support this consultation process, several organizations decided to organize civil society..

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Documenting Customary Tenure in Myanmar: A guidebook (First Edition)

February 2017

This guidebook provides conceptual, legal and practical tools and resources to help civil society organizations guide communities through the process of documenting customary tenure at the local level. It also provides suggestions for how to build on the momentum generated..

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Agro-Business Large Scale Land Acquisition in Myanmar: Current situation and ways forward

February 2017

This presentation summarizes an on-going research in Myanmar, carried out by renowned agricultural specialist U San Thein and a team of experts, with the support of MRLG. This research is based on a thorough analysis of records on vacant, fallow..

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Transparency Under Scrutiny: Information Disclosure by the Parliamentary Land Investigation Commission in Myanmar

February 2017

This case study presents a country-wide quantitative analysis of a Parliamentary Commission established in 2012 in Myanmar to examine ‘land grab’ cases considered and to propose solutions towards releasing the land to its original owners, in most cases smallholder farming..

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Guiding Principles Towards Responsible Agricultural Investment in Lao PDR

January 2017

This discussion note summarizes the findings and recommendations of a multi-stakeholder initiative and study tour conducted in Southern Laos, to study the social and environmental practices of two large scale companies holding large scale concessions. This Learning and Alliance Group..

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Khmer Version of FAO’s Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT)

January 2017

FAO published its Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT) of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security in 2012. The purpose of these guidelines is to serve as reference and to provide guidance..

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