Research and analysis

Land tenure and property rights: rapid evidence assessment

An assessment of which interventions impact on land tenure rights and development outcomes.



Population growth, globalisation and climate change have all increased pressures on land. Combined with a growing demand for land for investment in developing countries, this poses a risk to land tenure security, particularly in areas where formal property rights are in short supply.

This rapid evidence assessment seeks to address the question of which policies and interventions or approaches have been successful in fostering compliance with legitimate land tenure rights and what impact these strategies have had on development outcomes.

Published 27 October 2015