Land policy

A land policy can be defined as a set of rules and guidelines that govern how a country’s administration will govern, manage and administer land in that country. It should strengthen access to land, tenure security; it should especially ensure the land rights of poor and vulnerable communities; ensure sustainable land use; provide direction for fit-for purpose land administration services; and guide the prevention and resolution of land conflicts and disputes.

The land policy development process is essential to the social and economic development of the countries and should be inclusive and involving  all stakeholders in each of the phases of the land policy process, as well as for various scales – national, regional and local. The national ownership in the land policy formulation process is crucial to enable smooth and easy implementation of the adequate land policies.

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