Overview of publications produced by LANDac researchers.
  • Guidelines for Impact Evaluation of Land Tenure and Governance Interventions

    The overall objective of the Guidelines for Impact Evaluation of Land Tenure and Governance Interventions is to inform and strengthen the design and implementation of future land tenure and governance interventions. In doing so, more sustainable tenure security and related impact on poverty, food security, gender equality, environmental sustainability will be achieved. The Guidelines aim to serve as […]

  • End of Phase Evaluation: Global Land Tool Network – Phase 2

    The evaluation of GLTN’sPhase 2 operations was conducted between January and March 2018, where performance, impact, relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability were assessed. The evaluation also assessed additional factors such as partner participation and ownership, financial management, and monitoring and evaluation. The general findings of the evaluation indicate that GLTN’s Phase 2 successfully delivered expected results, in […]

  • The Guidance Note of the Secretary General “The United Nations and Land…

    On Friday 15th of March 2019, the Secretary-General António Guterres endorsed the Guidance Note of the Secretary General on “The United Nations and Land and Conflict”. This is a milestone in the journey towards a sustained and coherent engagement of the UN System on land and conflict to prevent conflict and sustain peace.   Developed under the leadership […]

  • Call for sessions: LANDac Annual International Conference 2019

    We are very pleased to invite proposals for sessions for the LANDac Annual International Conference 2019. Practitioners, researchers, policymakers, all are welcome to organise a session at this year’s conference. We welcome workshops, panels, roundtables, debates, talk shows and other innovative formats. Films and exhibitions are also very welcome, as well as posters about your […]

  • Plantations are everywhere! between infrastructural violence and inclusive development

      This paper by Annelies Zoomers discusses Tania Murray Li’s article After the Land Grab: Infrastructural Violence and Indonesia’s Oil Palm Zone, placing it in the wider debates about global land grabbing and inclusive development.   An excerpt: Although Tania Murray’s article focuses on the expansion of oil palm plantations, it is interesting to widen the debate, […]

  • Masterclass report – Land governance from the bottom up

    On March 23rd 2018, at the World Bank’s Land and Poverty Conference 2018 in Washington D.C., LANDac hosted the Master Class Land governance from the bottom up: including local communities in multi-stakeholder processes. With the Master Class, LANDac aimed to build on discussions held during the World Bank Annual Conference that often highlighted the need […]

  • KIT – Addressing Land Governance in International Responsible Business Conduct Agreements

    Within the framework of the Netherlands Social and Economic Council (SER), representatives of different stakeholder groups work together to prepare a series of sectoral agreements on reponsible business conduct in an international context. Several sectoral agreements have resulted from this process, and others are being negotiated. In support of these initiatives, the LAND dialogue has […]

  • The Global Land Grab – Beyond The Hype

    The last two years have seen a huge amount of academic, policy-making and media interest in the increasingly contentious issue of land grabbing – the large-scale acquisition of land in the global South. It is a phenomenon against which locals seem defenceless, and one about which multilateral organizations, such as the World Bank, as well […]

  • Global trends in land tenure reform: gender impacts

    ‘Global trends in land tenure reform: gender impacts’ edited by Caroline Archambault (Utrecht University, International Development Studies) and Annelies Zoomers (Utrecht University, International Development Studies/ Chair of LANDac), will be published in February 2015. The book explores the gendered dimensions of recent land governance transformations across the globe in the wake of unprecedented pressures on […]

  • Natural resource privatisation in Sub-Saharan Africa and the challenges for inclusive green…

    Abstract In response to recent accumulation crises, the development community has begun to call for greater focus on ‘inclusive green growth’ (IGG). African governments have accordingly been encouraged to develop mechanisms to leverage private sector investments that are both inclusive of the poor and that contribute to the development of the green economy. Since natural […]

  • Impacts of large-scale farming on local communities’ food security and income levels…

    Abstract This article investigates the impact of large-scale agricultural investment on household incomes and food security in Oromia Regional State in Ethiopia. It considers an agricultural investment project that has leased an area of about 12,000 ha for 45 years and was operational from 2008 to 2012. Primary data were collected from 300 households selected using […]

  • Pathways of justice and equity in land administration and dispute resolution in…

    This publication presents specific case studies (selected interventions) from each of the organizations, analyzed from a gender and rights approach, using KIT’s tailor-made analytical framework on access to justice, ‘The chain of justice framework’. Questions around land right failures and their root causes are being identified, allowing organizations for a more focused reflection of the […]

  • La gouvernance du foncier rural au Bénin. La société civile s’engage

    This French publication (2014) is the result of a joint effort of LANDac partner KIT, together with SNV, and presents the situation around land governance in Bénin: the land acquisitions taking place in the country and the different civil society actors that influence these processes. A short summary in French can be found below. The […]

  • Residential tourism and multiple mobilities: local citizenship and community fragmentation in Costa…

    Noorloos, H.J.(2013) ‘Residential Tourism and Multiple Mobilities: Local Citizenship and Community Fragmentation in Costa Rica’, Sustainability, 5(2), 570-589 Abstract Current patterns of “move-in move-out” hypermobility are perfectly exemplified by residential tourism: the temporary or permanent mobility of relatively well-to-do citizens from mostly western countries to a variety of tourist destinations, where they buy property. The […]

  • The governance of large-scale farmland investments in Sub-Saharan Africa: A comparative analysis…

    Growing global resource scarcities and increasingly unstable commodity markets have in recent years propelled large numbers of investors to seek access to the cheap and fertile farmlands of sub-Saharan Africa. Though potentially providing its often neglected agricultural sector with much-needed investment capital, with many of these investments threatening to deprive the rural poor of vital […]

  • Whose place in the sun? Residential tourism and its implications for equitable…

    Noorloos, H.J. van (2012) Whose place in the sun? Residential tourism and its implications for equitable and sustainable development in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Delft: Uitgeverij Eburon Full text:

  • The global land grab as modern day corporate colonialism

    In The Conversation Mayke Kaag and Annelies Zoomers reflect on the land grab debate so far and go beyond the expression of the global land grab in hectares and statistics. The article introduces their most recent publication ‘The global land grab: beyond the hype’ in which land grabbing is studied using an indepth and comparative […]