The political economy of land reform in pastoral areas

This paper was presented by Fiona Flintan at the Conference: Future of Pastoralism held between the 21-23 of March 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The paper argues that land reform in pastoral areas must be carried out hand-in-hand with the (re)establishment of good governance; the (re)development of appropriate and just institutions with ‘balanced’ and effective power; and ‘space’ for civil society growth and action. This paper discusses these issues in the context of current land reforms and land use change taking place in Ethiopia. It is produced with input from members and partners of the International Land Coalition (ILC) – a membership organisation lobbying for fairer pro-poor policy and implementation of land reform across the globe.

The entire report can be read here:The political economy of land reform (pdf, 1.750 kb) (1269)

Posted on 28 April 2011 in Pastoralism & Natural Resources, Pastoralism, Policy & Power