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Evidence is not enough to secure land rights in Myanmar [English]

Using case data, this policy brief examines the role of land documentation in farmers’ efforts to secure their land rights in Myanmar. Overall we find that documentation does not seem to influence the outcome of resolving a dispute, but that the system discriminates in processing the claims of those without documentation. The majority of farmers in Myanmar do not have historical land documentation.

Find the Burmese/Myanmar language version of this resource here.

Uploaded on: Jan 31, 2017
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2017
Year Published: 2017
Co-Authors: Caitlin Pierce, Nyi Nyi Htwe

Resource Tags

Resource Type: Namati Publications, Practitioner Resources Issues: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Policy Advocacy Tool Type: Policy Papers / Briefs Target Population: Rural Method: Improving Governance, Accountability and Transparency, Research Languages: English Regions: Myanmar