Référence :Lavigne Delville P. et Mansion A., 2015, Formalizing Land Rights in Developing Countries. Moving from Past Controversies to Future Strategies, Paris, Comité technique foncier et développement/Ministère des affaires étrangères et du développement international/Agence française de développement.
At a time when many international institutions and development agencies are supporting the implementation of policies and programmes to formalise land rights, private investments in land are accelerating, and efforts to formulate principles to improve land governance and
frame investments in the agricultural sector are increasing, it seemed appropriate for the French Cooperation to clarify its positions and identify concrete measures to translate them into action.
In response to a request from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (Maedi) and the French Development Agency (AFD), the ‘Land Tenure and Development’ Technical Committee initiated a wide-ranging process of reflection, coordinated by Maedi and AFD, to identify the conditions for relevant, sustainable and effective policies to formalise land rights. The objective was to propose a number of pointers to help the French Cooperation and its partners better understand the issues, look beyond the controversies and inform future strategies and practices. This work was based on an assessment of over 30 years of diverse experiences formalising rights in
Africa, Asia and Latin America.