Effective interventions

Making Land Rights Work

East Africa
Democratic Republic of Congo

If the aim of humanitarian and development actors is to contribute to a world with long-lasting peace, a world without poverty and hunger, then they cannot ignore the issue of land rights. Even for more short-term objectives such as settling refugees, re-covering livelihoods and re-building housing and other property, aspects relating to land rights such as access to land and water play a central role.

The document provides a basis for developing land rights projects and establishes good practices and minimum requirements. It is intended to be a starting resource providing an introduction and practical advice including useful tools. It also refers to resources that allow for a deeper understanding of land rights issues.

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