Governing Communal Land in the Lao PDR
This literature review is a preliminary activity of the Communal Agricultural Land Management (CALM) project, led by the Department of Agricultural Land Management (DALaM) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) with the support of MRLG. The overall objective of the project is to develop, test, and promote a model integrating communal land planning, registration, titling, and management called the Communal Agricultural Land Management (CALM) model. The model will be designed to be replicable and able to be implemented in Lao PDR to safeguard communities’ communal land tenure security.
The purpose of the literature review is to 1) summarise and analyse how communal land is managed, governed, registered, and titled in Laos, 2) identify gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed in a field study to be conducted under the project, and 3) make recommendations concerning the development of the CALM model. The literature review is aimed at grounding understanding of communal land management in Laos as well as thinking through the remaining challenges and questions that the project must address.
Number of pages