Responsible Land Governance – Towards an Evidence-Based Approach

20 - 24 Mar 2017, World Bank, Washington, DC
Wednesday | 08:30 - 10.00 | MC 13-121

CIFOR Policy Dialogue: Tenure Reform Implementation

What have we learned?

Over the past two decades, many countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America have adopted and implemented reforms in the natural resources sectors that have aimed at devolving or decentralizing forest and land management to lower levels of governance. The reforms have been aimed at securing the tenure rights of local communities living adjacent to forest resources as a pathway to improved livelihoods and sustainable use and management of forest resources. In addition, reforms have also targeted increased participation of different actors in decision making including women and marginalized groups.

What have been the main barriers or enablers of tenure reform implementation? How have key barriers been addressed? What approaches have ensured that reforms meet their intended objectives? How can learning be integrated into processes and structures of tenure reform implementation? This 90-minute session will answer these questions.

In the past five years, some countries have reviewed and re-authorized their laws while others are currently in the process of review and re-adjustment. What have we learnt thus far in implementing reforms?


Esther Mwangi


Anne M. Larson
Tuti Herawati
Andrea Olaya
Hadi Daryanto
Emilio Mugo
Krishna Prasad Acharya
Ronald Elwar Salazar Chávez
Bob Kazungu

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