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Land and Property Rights Meet the SDGs: Reflections from the 2019 World Bank Land and Poverty Conference

Michael Brown
May 23, 2019
4 Minute Read

Michael Brown shares key themes from the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference – reminding us that we still have a long way to go when it comes to addressing land and property rights.

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6 Myths About Youth and Land

Michael Brown
March 20, 2018
4 Minute Read

One out of every six people worldwide is a youth. Can we achieve the goal of ending poverty without addressing such a large population’s access to one of the most important productive assets: land?

Is “Secure Enough” Good Enough for Land Tenure? A Case Study from Rwanda

Michael Brown | Ailey Kaiser Hughes
March 20, 2017
4 Minute Read

Does land tenure need to be completely secure, or can it simply be secure enough? Michael Brown and Ailey Kaiser Hughes explain in their new paper on land tenure in Rwanda.

Benefiting Equally from Land – Reaching Women Before It’s Too Late

Charles Smith
March 17, 2016
3 Minute Read

In Tajikistan, women comprise 80 percent of the agricultural workforce but only 12 to 24 percent are in farm leadership roles.

This Land is My Land: Securing Land Rights for Vulnerable Groups Through Responsible Governance

Erica Burdick
March 14, 2016
4 Minute Read

As the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference kicks off with a focus on land governance, Erica Burdick discusses how more responsible governance can secure rights for the indigenous and vulnerable communities who occupy as much as 65 percent of the earth’s land.

Know Your SDGs: Land Matters for Sustainable Development

Tiernan Mennen
September 2, 2015
6 Minute Read

The Sustainable Development Goals have the potential to play a critical role in building solidarity and commitment to land and property rights reform.

News: Chemonics Presents at EU Conference on Property Rights and Land Governance

April 9, 2014
2 Minute Read

At the European Union’s conference on property rights and eradicating poverty, Chemonics’ Tiernan Mennen discussed the mechanisms for ensuring legal recognition of customary land rights.

News: Chemonics Presents Political Economic Analysis at World Bank Conference

March 24, 2014
< 1 Minute Read

As part of the 15th annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty from March 24 to 27, Chemonics’ Katelyn Baldwin discusses the political economy of land reform.