The Land and Poverty conference will present the latest research and practice on the diversity of reforms, interventions, and innovations in the land sector around the world. The 2018 conference theme will be: Land Governance in an Interconnected World
The conference has become one of the largest international events on land governance, attracting over 1,300 participants in 2017 from governments, academics, civil society, and the private sector. Please consult the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference website for video recordings, papers and powerpoints presented at the 2017 conference.
- New academic research on the impact of land tenure security for sustainable development, equity and prosperity, (results and their policy relevance; new research methodologies);
- New rigorous impact evaluations on scalable approaches toward strengthening land governance;
- New ways of using spatial data (imagery, drones, mobile phones etc.) to strengthen land governance, sustainable land use, and/or support land administration services in urban and/or rural settings;
- Innovations for securing land and resource rights in customary settings, gender, collective action, and role of customary authorities;
- Progress with land governance performance monitoring, approaches to (gender) disaggregation, and Sustainable Development Goals;
- Requirements for moving from pilots to land administration service delivery at scale: good, cheap, fast and equitable;
- Improving resilience and resilience impact of national land and geospatial systems; and seamless, unified and comprehensive geospatial data for enhanced management of landscapes and inclusive land reform;
- Modernizing and financing land service delivery and organizations, contribution private sector;
- New insights on land governance strategies for conflict prevention and supporting peace agreements;
- Fair leverage of land for realizing and financing infrastructure, housing, urban expansion, and public goods;
- Achieving responsible large-scale land based investments: lessons learned 10 years on.