EU Land Policy Guidelines

November 2004

The EU Land Policy Guidelines (November 2004) are intended for EU donors when supporting interventions in rural land policy and administration. They are divided into Part I policy framework, Part II operational guidelines. Part I includes what is land policy and why does it matter?; links between land policy and other major policy areas (e.g. poverty reduction, gender equality, conflict, governance, environment); elements of a land policy programme; central issues for the design of land policy and land reforms (e.g. securing rights, titling, redistribution, key principles); and implementing land policies – the role of different stakeholders. Part II includes situation analysis, policy framework, opportunities for changes, sustainability, monitoring and evaluation.