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  • Land tenure data in Thailand

    This article reviews land tenure Systems and land tenure data in Thailand in order to illustrate the importance of such information for policy-making. The article also discusses...

  • Displacement and Dispossession: Forced Migration and Land Rights

    This report, Displacement and Dispossession: Forced Migration and Land Rights in Burma focuses on land confiscation by Government forces, responsible for Burma’s most acute Hous...

  • Property relations of the Hmong in Laos

    This paper will attempt to descript the change in property relations of the Hmong in Namon Neua, Laos, and to show how land sharing, a form of redistribution and coping strategi...

  • Concessions and leases in the Lao PDR: taking stock of land investments

    This report presents the first nationwide analysis of land concessions and leases in the Lao PDR. The project is a joint effort between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Env...

  • Land grabs and labour: Vietnamese workers on rubber plantations in southern Laos

    Since the early 2000s the Lao government has dramatically increased the number of large-scale land concessions issued for agribusinesses. While studies have documented the socia...

  • The territorial politics of land use planning in Laos

    This paper examines land use planning processes in Laos, particularly how they are shaped and reshaped by key actors interests and strategies across scales and how they are clos...

  • Making Possibilities out of the Impossible: Rural Migrant Workers Backdoor Ec...

    In recent years, rural Lao society has witnessed a fast transition away from traditional land-based livelihood. This tendency is shaped by a collusion between neoliberal Lao sta...

  • The Geography of Security: Coercion, Comparative Advantage and Population Man...

    In early 1988, Laoss Council of Ministers issued an instruction to the nations ministries, state committees, mass organizations, provinces and municipalities. Titled stepping up...

  • Alternatives to Land Grabbing: Smallholder Engagement in Commodity Booms in S...

    Given the widespread smallholder impulse to engage in commodity booms in Southeast Asia and the potential for this engagement to offer a more inclusive development pathway than ...

  • Changes in Understandings of Land in Laos: From State Sovereignty to Capital ...

    My discussion with Mrs Khamtanh is relevant for thinking about how peoples conceptualizations of land have changed in Laos, not only between non-communist and communist periods,...

  • Forest-Land Commons in Laos in the Twenty-First Century: Agrarian Capitalism ...

    Over the last two decades, a broad alliance of domestic and international actors in the Lao PDR have devised policy interventions on the issue of strengthening customary tenure....

  • Annual Country Reviews 2018-19 [Mekong Land Research Forum]

    The Annual Country Reviews reflect upon current land issues in the Mekong Region, and has been produced for researchers, practitioners and policy advocates operating in the fiel...

  • Turning Land into Capital for Whom? Crises and Alternatives of Land Commodifi...

    On August 3rd, 2017, the Central Committee of the Lao Peoples Revolutionary Party (hereafter, the Party) the only legally permitted political party and the dominant political i...

  • Introduction to Special Issue on "Land Governance in Laos"

    In recent years there has been considerable controversy in the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (Lao PDR or Laos) regarding decisions by the government to issue long-term land co...

  • Challenges and Opportunities of Recognizing and Protecting Customary Tenure S...

    This policy brief was developed in order to enable a meaningful engagement and policy dialogue with government institutions and other relevant stakeholders about challenges and ...

  • Agribusiness Models for Inclusive Growth in Myanmar: Diagnosis and Ways Forward

    Myanmar is at a crossroad. Given high levels of landlessness and land inequality and low productivity of most small and medium-scale farmers (SMFs), the country is searching for...

  • Women's land and property rights under customary or traditional tenure system...

    An analysis of the the variation in access to justice systems and property rights for women from five ethnic groups in Laos.

  • Land and Forest Tenure in Laos: Baseline Overview 2016 with Options for Commu...

    This review describes seven sets of processes that influence this context, and therefore shape land and forest tenure in contemporary Laos. These include: 1. Macro-scale forest...

  • On the right path? Land concessions in Laos

    Land investment is booming in Laos, driven especially by demand for natural resources among its rapidly developing neighbours. Yet Laos remains one of the poorest countries in S...

  • Unsettling experiences: Internal resettlement and international aid agencies ...

    A number of programmes and policies in Laos are promoting the internal resettlement of mostly indigenous ethnic minorities from remote highlands to lowland areas and along roads...

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