This is one of a number of PLOW learning resources designed to support
the professional development of DFID livelihoods advisers. Each learning
resource comprises an overview of the subject in a briefing note; key
texts; a summary of recent policy debates; points on where to find other
resources; and a glossary of key terms used in the briefing note. This
briefing note describes the crucial role secure access to land plays in
rural and urban/semi-urban livelihoods and how equitable access to land
is the basis for pro-poor and socially inclusive economic growth.
Competition for land may lead to conflict situations. Possible areas of
donor intervention and the land rights issues that need to be taken into
consideration are discussed.
This resource was produced by the Programme of Advisory and Support
Services (PASS) in partnership with Livelihoods Connect at the Institute
of Development Studies (IDS). PASS was a Resource Centre for Livelihoods
Advisers that was funded by DFID and managed by HTSPE Limited. The
Resource Centre closed in 2007.
Toulmin, C.; Quan, J.; Harvey, J.; Farrington, J.; Payne, G. PLOW learning resource: Land and property rights. Programme of Advisory and Support Services (PASS), Hemel Hempstead, UK (2005) 12 pp.