Land Policy Development in an African Context: Lessons Learned from Selected African Experiences

October 2009
Paul De Wit, Christopher Tanner and Simon Norfolk (FAO Land Tenure Working Paper 14)

Includes Sudan – complex and hesitant land policy reforms in a dynamic post conflict environment; Burkina Faso – inclusive decision making and consensus building on land policy; Mozambique – participatory policy and legislative development, difficult implementation and follow through; lessons learned for land policy development – diversity of policy objectives, land policy and peace, securing land rights, the rights of women, state land and land for public purposes, conflict management, conclusions.