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Informal real-estate business in West Africa

7 December 2021

  © Irit Eguavoen The informal real-estate market is booming: courtyard accommodation in Abidjan. © Irit Eguavoen Advertising for rental properties in Abidjan.   Millions of people in low-income countries’ slum areas live in constant fear of eviction. Informal settlements, however, provide…

Local Content Associate for Francophone Countries

Job Opportunity: Local Content Associate for Francophone Countries

12 March 2021

Organizational Profile At the Land Portal, we believe that data and information are powerful tools for achieving our vision of a land governance system that benefits those with the most insecure land rights and the greatest vulnerability to landlessness. However, information sources remain highly…

Communities need land rights to gain from investments

Communities need land rights to gain from investments

26 October 2020

Communities being able to participate on an equal basis in land governance is key to food security and inclusive development. How can securing land rights pave the way for responsible investments and what can we learn from experiences with the palm oil industry? To answer these questions we turn to…

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women’s land rights in Francophone Africa

Implementing progressive laws can accelerate securing women’s land rights in Francophone Africa

20 September 2021

In sub-Saharan Africa, less than 13 percent of women aged 20-49 have rights to land, according to research by the World Bank. Therefore, securing their land rights remains a very crucial matter to boost their socio-economic empowerment.  Most former French colonies in Africa gained independence in…

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WORLD BANK CLIMATE WEBINAR | Women’s Land Rights and Access to Results-Based Climate Finance in REDD+ programs

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Climate Funds Management Unit (SCCFM) will host a discussion of gender equality in results-based climate finance with experts in the field on March 7th.