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Land Rights & Settlements

Recognition of the right of the poor to land is vital to forestall future conflicts over ownership and access to productive assets in post-war Angola. There is concern that the 2004 Land Law potentially weakens small holders’ and peri-urban occupants’ tenure rights, the majority of whom do not have formal, and/or legal, land titles, in favour of those with privileged access to registered land titles.

For the urban poor, most of whom have fled to the city during conflict years, the acquisition of a housing plot and subsequent construction of a residence is the only means of wealth accumulation and a principal crisis-coping mechanism. The population of Luanda has grown eight fold since independence and most of the settlement and housing plot acquisition has been through the informal land market. Three quarters of the residents of the peri-urban districts of Luanda have no clear legal title to the land that they occupy.

Development Workshop has taken a lead in research and advocacy on land tenure issues and helped to found the Rede de Terra (or the Land Network), a grouping of civil society organisations created to facilitate discussion among communities on ideas and concerns around the land issue. DW has engaged the Government on land tenure policy reform and is building municipal capacity in local land management and titling.

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Improving Land Tenure Security in Huambo, Angola

Tuesday, 14 May, 2013
With support from the Cities Alliance and co-funding from UKaid, the Tenure Security Facility Southern Africa project provides small-scale, targeted advisory services on incrementally securing tenure in slum upgrading initiatives. The project managed by Urban LandMark contributes to improved access to land for poorer people that, in turn, contributes to improved livelihoods, active citizenship...

Mercados de Terra Urbana e Microfinanças para Habitação em Angola

Monday, 13 May, 2013
NOVAFRICA, juntamente com o Centro de Pesquisa Econômica e Social da Faculdade de Economia da Universidade Agostinho Neto, realizou um workshop sobre mercados de habitação e urbanização na África sub-saariana. Aconteceu no dia 13 de Maio, na Aula Magna da Faculdade de Economia, que a Universidade Agostinho Neto em Luanda. Development Workshop diretor Allan Cain fez uma apresentação sobre "Mercado...

2013 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, Washington DC: Participatory Inclusive Land Readjustment in Huambo, Angola

Tuesday, 9 April, 2013
Development Workshop's director Allan Cain presented a paper and PowerPoint presentation at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty in Washington DC titled 'Participatory Inclusive Land Readjustment in Huambo, Angola', authored by Allan Cain, Beat Weber and Moises Festo. The authors argue that despite a rather challenging environment, land readjustment in Angola has the potential to...

Participatory Inclusive Land Readjustment in Huambo, Angola

Tuesday, 9 April, 2013
Author: Allan Cain, Beat Weber & Moises Festo. Development Workshop's director Allan Cain presented this paper at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty on April 9, 2013 in Washington DC. The authors argue that despite a rather challenging environment, land readjustment in Angola has the potential to become an important tool for urban planning. DOWNLOAD...

Teaching case study: Angola and informal land tenure arrangements

Thursday, 14 March, 2013
Author: Development Workshop & Urban LandMark. This teaching case study draws on research that investigated the extensive informal land market in Luanda, Angola. It 
examines how urban land is transacted and the mechanisms by which it is secured and regulated. It recognises the intense pressure on urban land experienced as a result of urban in-migration during and...

Luanda’s Post-War Land Markets: Reducing Poverty by Promoting Inclusion

Friday, 1 February, 2013
Author: Allan Cain. Published in Urban Forum (2013) 24:11–31. This paper presents the results of work on property markets in Luanda that permit a better understanding of the nature and economic value of land and identify the problems and potentials the market has to offer. The paper argues for a major reform in public land policy, recognising the legitimacy of common...

Workshop on Large-Scale Land Accumulation

Wednesday, 30 May, 2012
This workshop took place as part of the National Forum on Large-Scale Land Acquisition. The Forum aimed to enhance national capacity through the partner organizations in monitoring large scale land acquisitions in Angola that potentially come into conflict with community and individual local family land claims. Photo of Casimiro da Costa.

Forests & Biomass inventory for the Provinces of Benguela and Huambo

Sunday, 1 January, 2012
The purpose of this project is to research on a plantation asset for potential REDD+ activities. This project is a feasibility study project.

Métodos de Planejamento Urbano: Projetos de Land Readjustment e Redesenvolvimento Urbano

Monday, 8 November, 2010
Métodos de Planejamento Urbano: Projetos de Land Readjustment e Redesenvolvimento Urbano", uma publicação por Felipe Francisco De Souza, 2009 está agora disponível para leitura online em issuu.com/landreadjustment/docs/metodos_planejamento_urbano  

Research and Practice as Advocacy Tools to Influence Angola’s Land Policies

Friday, 1 October, 2010
Author: Allan Cain. Published in Environment & Urbanization, Volume 22, Number 2. This paper discusses how research on urban land promoted the need to formalize the poor’s informal occupation rights as the government developed a new land policy. The research looked at both formal and informal mechanisms to access land by poor and war-affected populations and at the...

Women's Land Rights in Post-Conflict Angola

Tuesday, 1 July, 2008
Author: Robin Nielsen. Published in Reports on Foreign Aid & Development, Number 125. Development Workshop worked with ARD and its partner, the Rural Development Institute (RDI) to implement a program supported by USAID called "Strenghtening Land Tenure and Property Rights in Angola". The program implemented between 2006 and 2008 aimed at helping the Angolan Government to address land...

LAND RIGHTS FORMALIZATION IN RURAL AND PERI-URBAN SETTINGS IN ANGOLA

Thursday, 1 May, 2008
Development Workshop worked with ARD and its partner, the Rural Development Institute (RDI) to implement a program supported by USAID called "Strenghtening Land Tenure and Property Rights in Angola". The program implemented between 2006 and 2008 aimed at helping the Angolan Government  to address land tenure and property rights issues early on in the post-conflict strategy of national...

STRENGTHENING LAND TENURE AND PROPERTY RIGHTS IN ANGOLA

Thursday, 1 May, 2008
Development Workshop worked with ARD and its partner, the Rural Development Institute (RDI) to implement a program supported by USAID called "Strenghtening Land Tenure and Property Rights in Angola". The program implemented between 2006 and 2008 aimed at helping the Angolan Government  to address land tenure and property rights issues early on in the post-conflict strategy of national...

Direito a Terra e Resolução de Conflitos na Terra Urbana e Rural na Província do Huambo

Friday, 1 February, 2008
Este manual tem com objectivo principal é de informar e sensibilizar os residentes das zonas peri-urbanas e rurais como adquirir ou regularizar direitos de posse a terra e em caso de conflitos de terra saber como resolvê-los. O manual pretende também providenciar estes conhecimentos numa perspectiva da defesa dos interesses da mulher e de outros grupos vulneráveis (pessoas repatriadas e...

Direito a Terra e Resolução de Conflitos na Terra Urbana e Rural na Província do Huambo

Friday, 1 February, 2008
Este manual tem com objectivo principal é de informar e sensibilizar os residentes das zonas peri-urbanas e rurais como adquirir ou regularizar direitos de posse a terra e em caso de conflitos de terra saber como resolvê-los. O manual pretende também providenciar estes conhecimentos numa perspectiva da defesa dos interesses da mulher e de outros grupos vulneráveis (pessoas repatriadas e...

Strengthening Land Tenure and Property Rights in Angola

Monday, 1 October, 2007
  The USAID Angola’s Strengthening Land Tenure and Property Rights Project is managed by ARD and with implementation assistance from its partners, Development Workshop (DW) and the Rural Development Institute (RDI). The Project continues USAID-Angola’s support to land reform and land rights strengthening begun in 2004 as part of its assistance to the Government of Angola. The Project grew...

Strategy For Linking Improvements in Land Tenure With Enterprise Development in the Huambo Region

Wednesday, 1 August, 2007
This report contains a review of lessons learned by other USAID-funded enterprise development and microfinance projects in Benguela Province, an assessment of enterprise development opportunities related to land tenure in the two USAID-funded Pilot Project Areas of Huambo Province, and an analysis of possible study tours between the pilot sites and successful enterprise development projects in...

Concessao e Regularizaca de Terras em areas Peri-Urbanas

Wednesday, 1 August, 2007
Author: Development Workshop. O presente guia, elaborado e apresentado pelo Governo de Angola, através do Ministério do Urbanismo e Ambiente, com apoio metodológico da DW, é parte dos esforços do Governo e pretende lidar com a falta generalizada de informação, sobretudo entre a população peri-urbanas que possui terras (ocupadas de boa fé) sem nenhum titulo de ocupação emitido pelas...

Strenghtening Land Tenure and Property Rights in Angola: Benchmarking Survey for Pilot Sites

Wednesday, 1 August, 2007
Author: Beat Weber. This survey was carried out by Development Workshop for the USAID Angola’s Land Tenure Strengthening Project which is managed by ARD with implementation assistance from its partners, Development Workshop (DW) and the Rural Development Institute (RDI). The project continues USAID-Angola’s support to land reform and land rights strengthening begun in...

MANAGING LAND-RELATED DISPUTES IN THE LAND RIGHTS FORMALIZATION PROCESS

Friday, 1 June, 2007
Development Workshop worked with ARD and its partner, the Rural Development Institute (RDI) to implement a program supported by USAID called "Strenghtening Land Tenure and Property Rights in Angola". The program implemented between 2006 and 2008 aimed at helping the Angolan Government  to address land tenure and property rights issues early on in the post-conflict strategy of national...

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