DW AngolaParticipatory and Inclusive Land Readjustment in Huambo, Angola

Participatory and Inclusive Land Readjustment in Huambo, Angola


After a protracted civil war, Angola has been reconstructing its social and physical infrastructure and developing new policies and legislation to address the chronic poverty that many families live in. Four decades of war were characterized by forced removals, resettlement, and massive internal displacement of rural and urban populations. Urban expansion became uncontrolled, and informal land transactions flourished with few legal tools and little financial and human resources to manage land properly. Land has emerged as a critical point of potential conflicts, and a recent research has demonstrated that, after the civil war, thriving land markets have come to exist in Angola