Issue Brief: Women’s Secure Rights to Land

Women make up 43% of the agricultural labor force in developing countries, yet many don’t have secure rights to the land they farm. Our new issue brief illustrates the benefits of secure rights to land for women and their households, the barriers they face, and recommendations for strengthening those land rights. Read the Issue Brief here.

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Anisa Draboo

Why the Modi government must work on land reform before land acquisition

This article originally appeared in Scroll.in. India’s economy has already crossed $2 trillion and is growing annually at around 6%. But these figures cannot hide the fact that 69% of the population is rural, and 70% of this, or nearly …
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Reem Gaafar

Fighting for Her Farm and Her Daughters

To view this photo essay slideshow, click the photo thumbnails below the main photo. Photos courtesy of Deborah Espinosa

Tim Hanstad

Not Your Land: How the Development Community Evicted the Poor

This article originally appeared in Foreign Affairs. The World Bank recently acknowledged a troubling fact: While working to rid the world of poverty through projects that required moving millions of people, such as dam construction, urban renewal, and rural development, …
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