Mokoro at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty

  • 30 March 2017

Mokoro were pleased to be present at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty this year.

Mokoro Principal Consultants were authors of three papers presented at the conference this year. Chris Tanner co-authored ‘Doing (Inclusive) Business in Guinea Bissau: Re-activating the 1998 Land Law‘, alongside Camille Bourguignon from the World Bank, and ‘A Programme for Improving Land Governance Transparency in Ethiopia‘, alongside Tigistu Gebremeskel Abza from the Ministry of Agriculture in Ethiopia. Elizabeth Daley co-authored ‘Pastoral Women’s Land Rights and Land Use Planning in Tanzania: Experiences of the Sustainable Rangeland Management Project‘ with Naseku Kisambu, Fiona Flintan and Sabine Pallas.

Mokoro also presented a poster ‘Action-Oriented Strategic Research for Improving Responsibility and Gender-Equitability of Land Tenure Governance’, which featured the ongoing experience of Mokoro’s long-term practical action-oriented strategic research project on Women’s Land Tenure Security (WOLTS). The poster highlighted the importance of using a medium-to longer-term lens to assess real change in gendered social relations at community level with respect to land. It also emphasised capacity development with local civil society partners, governments and communities to empower them to support and monitor changes in local land governance, land tenure arrangements and social norms over time.

Please follow the links to read the papers presented. To find out more about WOLTS you can sign-up for the WOLTS mailing list by emailing