As a network of expert in the land sector, NELGA supports its members in the publication of scientific results. Please find some of these publications below:

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Research: Land Governance in Lesotho

In Lesotho, despite the Land Act of 2010 and the institutional framework for land
administration, created by the new law, land management remains chaotic at best, with numerous agencies, government ministries and departments holding overlapping and often conflicting mandates on land themed issues.

At national level, the control of land use/physical planning is entangled in struggles between agencies in the Ministry of Local Government and the Land Administration Authority. At local levels, similar struggles exist between local councils and customary authorities (hereditary chiefs).

There is therefore, urgent need to streamline land management functions and delineate clear lines of responsibility and enforce them. Read more>>>

Research: Rural Land Cadastre Practice and Its Contribution to Women’s Land use rights and Tenure security

In Ethiopia Amhara region, cadastre has been implemented for several years. It enables women to access and control over land use rights and improved their livelihoods.

This study examined that rural cadastre solved women’s land disputes which were violated by the deceptive practices of men. SLLC helped the security of tenure and economic benefits for women in land investment, land rental market, and made collaterally land use rights. Read more>>>

Research: Land Governance Framework in Botswana

Good land governance is vital for economic development and is often characterized by open,
participatory societies, with transparent and accountable systems of governance in Botswana. Good governance therefore, requires a political system that provides opportunities for all its citizens.

This may include: participation that ensures broad inputs in governance and development decision-making from all stakeholders; an effective system for the transfer of power and renewal of political leadership, competitive; free, fair and transparent elections; political, administrative and financial accountability; effective regulation, parliamentary oversight and auditing; transparency, predictability and availability of valid information about government decisions and performance, and public
access to this information; ethical conduct of public affairs; effective public sector management
with stable macroeconomic policy, effective resource mobilization and allocation systems;
responsiveness to citizens.