Better Livelihoods for Poor People: the Role of Land Policy

October 2002
Julian Quan (DFID Issues Paper, consultation draft)

Consultation draft of a DFID Issues Paper on Land Policy by Julian Quan, with the author looking for comments and feedback by the end of November 2002. It revises an earlier version of April 2002, ’following a series of regional workshops on land policy sponsored by the World Bank, and takes account of comments received through that process.’ Includes the significance of land rights for poverty elimination; opportunities and challenges for pro-poor land policy; integrating land into poverty strategies; implications for DFID and the international community; conclusion. Covers access, tenure security, gender, common pool resources, land markets, investment, conflict, HIV/AIDS.