CGIAR Systemwide Program on
Collective Action and Property Rights

CAPRi Policy Briefs

Land Rights for African Development: From Knowledge to Action
Esther Mwangi (ed.)


The UNDP’s Drylands Development Center, the International Land Coalition (ILC), and CAPRi share the conviction that land tenure can be a mechanism through which the goals of gender equity, poverty reduction, efficiency and sustainable resource management can be achieved.

A wide range of issues are captured and reiterated in the 12 briefs contained in this collection. These include: the prevalence and importance of customary tenure; the prevalence and importance of common property arrangements; constraints to women’s access under both customary and statutory tenure; the need to secure common property and other forms of tenure; and the importance of broad based participation to secure broad consensus among multiple actors in order to enhance the efficiency, equity and sustainability objectives of land tenure reforms.


Press statement and Fact Sheets on Land Rights in Africa

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