Report on the International Conference 27-28 October 2014, Beijing, China

Land Governance in Emerging and Developing Countries

I am pleased to introduce the proceedings of the International Conference on Land Governance and Reform Experiences from Emerging and Developing Countries –Research Updates and Strategic Collaboration. The Conference was organised on the occasion of the launch of the China Issue of the Framing the Debates Series.
The specific objectives of the Conference were to: (a) formally launch the China issue of the Framing the Debates Series; (b) discuss the findings of this paper in light of other perspectives from within China; (c) share experiences and perspectives from other emerging economies and from developing countries; (d) share the key findings from previous issues of the Framing the Debates Series. 
The Conference was jointly organised by Renmin University of China (RUC), through the School of Public Administration and Policy (SPAP) and the Institute of Advanced Studies for Sustainability (IASS); the China Land Surveying and Planning Institute (CLSPI); the China Land Science Society (CLSS); and the Secretariat of the International Land Coalition.  The Conference was attended by about 40 participants, about half from China and half composed of international participants. Participants from China included leading researchers, policy makers and experts from reputable Chinese universities (Peking University, Huazhong Agricultural University, Tsinghua University, China Agricultural University; Renmin University of China) and governmental and public think tank organisations (Ministry of Agriculture, CLSPI and CLSS)...

edited by Yongjun Zhao, Jan Cherlet, Madiodio Niasse