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Innovation in Securing Land Rights in Africa: Lessons from experience

This paper examines current trends in land tenure and sources of insecurity, and then moves on to describe innovative policy and practice to secure various kinds of tenure rights. Rather than providing a comprehensive review, it seeks to gather insights and lessons from seven case studies. These experiences were discussed at an IIED workshop, held in London on 25-26 May 2006, which brought together researchers and practitioners actively engaged in land tenure policy research, debates and implementation. This briefing paper aims to inform current policy debates and initiatives to support land tenure security for low income, resource-poor and vulnerable groups who make up the majority of the population in Africa. The sources used are listed at the end for further reading.

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