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Land Reform, Livelihoods and Poverty in Vietnam - Background Paper Prepared for Oxfam in Vietnam

The purpose of this background paper is to provide Oxfam with information, analysis and recommendations on a number of land-related issues in Vietnam which can then be used to develop issue-specific policy briefs for advocacy and campaigning. The paper draws on existing literature as well as research commissioned by Oxfam in 2011. The paper begins with a brief overview of the relationship between agriculture, poverty and land in Vietnam and Oxfam’s perspective on small-scale farming which can inform Oxfam positioning on land issues in Vietnam. This is followed by a summary of how land policy and practice has evolved in Vietnam since independence. The main body of the paper addresses a wide range of issues relating to crop land and forest land, including land use planning, land recovery, customary rights, property rights, land certification, SOE land holdings, land fragmentation, landlessness, land use flexibility and accountability and transparency in the implementation of the Land Law. The paper concludes with some general observations and a bringing together of the recommendations which can be addressed through the current revision of the 2003 Land Law.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Land
  • Livelihood rights
  • Poverty reduction
  • SDG15 Life on Land
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
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Copyright 2016 by author(s). All rights reserved. Provided by Oxfam Vietnam for distribution.

Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified
Author (individual) Chris Adams
Publication place Vietnam
Publisher In-Depth Consulting Limited on behalf of Oxfam
Publication date 2012
Pagination 32
Keywords land use planning,land recovery,customary rights,property rights,land certification,SOE land holdings,land fragmentation
Date uploaded May 16, 2018, 03:18 (UTC)
Date modified July 7, 2018, 03:44 (UTC)