Partner Publications

Land governance and gender: the tenure-gender nexus in land management and land policy

Uchendu Eugene Chigbu (ed.) 2022.

This book presents new conceptual and empirical studies on the design and evaluation of land governance, focusing on land management approaches, land policy issues, advances in pro-poor land tenure and land-based gender concerns. It explores alternative approaches for land management and land tenure through international experiences.
Part 1 covers Concepts, debates and perspectives on the governance and gender aspects of land.
Part 2 focuses on Tenure-gender dimensions in land management, land administration and land policy. It deals with land issues within the interface of theory and practice.
Part 3 covers Applications and experiences: techniques, strategies, tools, methods, and case studies.
Part 4 focuses on Land governance, gender, and tenure innovations.
Case studies discussed include China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lesotho, Germany, Mexico, Mozambique, Rwanda, and South Korea.
Themes include Islamic tenure, reverse migration, matriarchy/matrilineal systems, structural inequality, tenure-responsive planning, land-related instabilities and COVID-19, urban-rural land concerns, women’s tenure bargaining, tenure-gender nexus concerns in developing and developed countries.

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