Using the Land Governance Assessment Framework to Help Secure Rural Land Rights: Framework and Experience Thus Far

  • Klaus Deininger
  • Thea Hilhorst


Relatively stagnant or low productivity of land use in many areas, soaring global demand for land as a source of food, fuel, and fiber or as a source of environmental amenities, and demands for structural transformation to transfer labor out of agriculture and provide space for urban development -all these factors imply that land governance has emerged as a key determinant of sustainable growth and poverty reduction.


Dispute Resolution Public Land Public Input Land Policy Customary Land 
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  1. African Union (2009) ‘Land Policy in Africa: A Framework to Strengthen Land Rights, Enhance Productivity and Secure Livelihoods’, Addis Ababa: African Union and Economic Commission for Africa.Google Scholar
  2. Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (2012) ‘Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security’, Rome: FAO.Google Scholar

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  • Klaus Deininger
  • Thea Hilhorst

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