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More data, better governance of land tenure?

Rome | Italy | 18 Oct 2018

In the last five years, significant steps have been taken to put land tenure security as a priority in global policy frameworks, but also in implementation plans. A side event at CFS45, organised by Global Donor Working Group on Land together with other key players, took stock of progress.  

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How domestic investors are transforming land governance in developing countries

Bandung | Indonesia| September 2018 | In times of growing competition over land and pressure over businesses for sustainable and responsible conduct, society often turn its eyes to large foreign agribusiness as the first key stakeholder to partner with or to blame in case of wrongdoing. At the 2018 Global Land Forum, the Global Donor Working Group on Land discussed the need to better govern domestic investors, who are often overshadowed by large scale, foreign investors based on experiences from Africa and Asia.

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Influencing the next tier of companies: promoting responsible land-based investments

Washington DC | USA | March 2018 | In recent years, much of the debate around responsible investment in land has focused on the role and practices of large food and agriculture companies thus only focussing on a fraction of the companies dealing with land investments.

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Land Governance and the Sustainable Development Goals

Bonn | Germany | Mar 2018 | Among the indicators proposed by the IAEG-SDGs are numerous indicators related to land, advocated for and supported by various global land community actors including the Global Donor Working Group on Land, members of the Global Land Indicators Initiative, FAO, UN SDSN and others.

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Strong markets, sustainable resource use and effective policy at the centre of agricultural aid

Canberra | Australia | Nov 2017| Australia released a new 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper. Recognising the new challenges in the world, posed by globalisation, international competition, political alienation.

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Shedding light on domestic investments in Sub-Saharan Africa

Rome | Italy | Oct 2017 | Increased capital flows to rural areas are transforming Sub-Saharan Africa with impact on urbanization, farm structure and security of land tenure. But how much do we know about this phenomenon?

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Developing a basic understanding of domestic land investments

Brussels | Belgium | July 2017 | Domestic investment in land and agriculture is not new, but received until now little attention compared to the phenomenon of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

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Renewed commitment on indicator for achieving global land tenure security in the SDGs

Bonn | Germany | June 2017 | The Global Donor Working Group on Land released a new Policy Brief reiterating its commitment to ensure the indicators related to global land tenure security remain in SDGs.

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Land Tenure Security Monitoring in the SDGs: Leaving No One Behind

Bonn | Germany | June 2017 | The UN-Habitat, World Bank and the Global Land Tool Network host of the Global Land Indicators Initiative in collaboration with the Working Group on Land jointly hosted a side event on Land Tenure Security Monitoring in the SDGs.

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