How collective action can influence the direction of a land reform. Lessons learned from civil society mobilisation in Senegal

December 2020
IIED (Philippe Kavigne Delville, Daouda Diagne and Camille Richebourg)

This study examines how Senegalese CSOs operating within the framework for dialogue and action on land in Senegal (CRAFS) mobilised around the process of formulating a draft land reform, led by the National Land Reform Commission (CNRF) between 2014 and 2016. After describing how members of CRAFS contributed to the debate on the need for an inclusive land reform and their active and critical contributions to the CNRF process, the paper analyses the achievements and limitations of their engagement in the process and the lessons learned from it.