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Topics: Land tenure and land titling

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  • Assessment of the new Land Law and Forestry Law in Laos: Customary Tenure Rights over Land and Forests

    This report specifically details the differences between the newly promulgated Land Law and Forestry Law and their predecessor laws, the Land Law 2003 and the Forestry Law 2007,...

  • The ABC of land tenure - Key terms and their meaning

    This glossary has been prepared to assist with an understanding of land tenure terms in the context of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, ...

  • Land Tenure in Mekong Forest Landscapes: Advancing the Recognition of Customary Rights and Responsible Investment Practices

    This summary report was the outcome of The 3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum that took place on 26 and 27 May 2021 and was organized by MRLG, FAO and the Land Portal. The focus of ...

  • Challenges and opportunities of recognizing and protecting customary tenure systems in Myanmar

    The previous NLD government took office in April 2016, with strong commitments to addressing land governance issues, increasing land tenure security and making peace with ethnic...

  • Persistence and Change in Customary Tenure Systems in Myanmar

    The document describes the diversity of customary tenure systems in various regions of Myanmar; it looks at what they have in common and how they differ. It investigates the pro...

  • Challenges and opportunities of recognizing and protecting customary tenure systems in Viet Nam

    This policy brief was developed in order to enable a meaningful engagement and policy dialogue with government institutions and other relevant stakeholders about challenges and ...

  • Challenges and Opportunities of Recognizing and Protecting Customary Tenure Systems in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

    This policy brief was developed in order to enable a meaningful engagement and policy dialogue with government institutions and other relevant stakeholders about challenges and ...

  • Securing Land Rights of Smallholder Farmers The Secure Access to Land and Resources (SALaR) Project Experience in Laos, the Philippines, and Uganda

    The Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) is considered as one of the pilot land management platforms that has been initiatively developed as capacity building and tool development ...

  • Assessment of the new Land Law and Forestry Law in Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Customary Tenure Rights over Land and Forests

    The report explains the differences between the new Land Law and Forestry Law and their predecessor laws (the Land Law 2003 and the Forestry Law 2007). Compare the new Land La...

  • Women Migration and Women's Land Tenure Security in the greater Mekong sub-region

    This report considers the interlinkages between migration, gender, and land tenure. The study on which the report is based explored how migration affects women’s land tenure sec...

  • Factsheet on community fisheries and development projects in coastal areas

    This factsheet looks at a case study of community fisheries in Kampot and Kep provinces who are facing threats from development projects, and provides tangible recommendations t...

  • Women and Land Rights in Lao PDR (June 2020)

    This report presents the status of practicing women's land rights through both formal and customary systems and their relations intertwine. women's knowledge about their own lan...

  • Status of Indigenous Peoples’ lands, territories and resources in Asia

    Indigenous Peoples, because of their subordination and distinctiveness from mainstream cultures and polities, have been and still are subjected to gross human rights violations,...

  • Displacement and Dispossession: Forced Migration and Land Rights

    This report, Displacement and Dispossession: Forced Migration and Land Rights in Burma focuses on land confiscation by Government forces, responsible for Burma’s most acute Hous...

  • Alternatives to Land Grabbing: Smallholder Engagement in Commodity Booms in Southeast Asia

    Given the widespread smallholder impulse to engage in commodity booms in Southeast Asia and the potential for this engagement to offer a more inclusive development pathway than ...

  • Customary Land Management and Legal Frameworks: Experiences from Around the World

    This purpose of this paper is to present a brief summary of the issues and current situations facing ethnic and indigenous communities around the world that are using a customar...

  • Access to land title in Cambodia: A study of Systematic Land Registration in three Cambodian provinces and the Capital

    The primary focus of the research was to identify when and how exclusions and other barriers are preventing people from accessing Systematic Land Registration (SLR), and how thi...

  • NGOs working on land tenure and titling issues in Cambodia

    A list of some NGOs working on land tenure and titling issues in Cambodia. Though Open Development Cambodia attempted to make this list as comprehensive as possible, the list do...

  • Briefing Note on Business and Human Rights: Preventing, Mitigating and Remedying Land-Related Rights Violations in the Kingdom of Cambodia

    The purpose of this Briefing Note is to identify key issues pertaining to business human rights in Cambodia through the analysis of three land-related conflicts, and to propose ...

  • Community Land Titling in Thailand: The Legal Evolution and Piloting of Titling Policy

    The purpose of this thematic study is to provide a comprehensive overview of land tenure systems in Thailand, with a focus upon the recent development of community land titling ...

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