Biennial Report 2007/09

Land, Dignity and Development

ILC was established to counter the side-lining of land policy issues from efforts to combat poverty and hunger. In the intervening ten years, and not least through the efforts of ILC members, this situation has begun to be reversed. Many governments are reviewing land policies while many donors have adopted policies or position papers on natural resources governance. There is greater awareness of the needs of women and marginalised groups and a greater willingness to address land tenure issues as political issues. Meanwhile, civil society engagement on land issues is becoming deeper and better organised. These changes mean that there is
international fora, increasing demand for concrete land policy solutions and increasing potential for building collaboration on land issues across different
sectors.