17th Annual World Bank Conference focuses on land and poverty

The panel of the 17th World Bank Conference. Photo by Nataliya Makarenko. Photo retrieved from the World Bank Website.

The panel of the 17th World Bank Conference. Photo by Nataliya Makarenko. Photo retrieved from the World Bank Website.

On 14-18 March 2016, government, CSOs, academe, the development community, and the private sector gathered at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty  to discuss land policy design and implementation, impact evaluation and progress monitoring, and the latest researches on these issues.

Held at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington D.C., the theme was Scaling up Responsible Land Governance. On its 17th year, the conference paid specific attention to working at scale, mainstreaming innovations and sustaining investments in land governance. Participants discussed strategies on inclusiveness, sustainability, reliability, and on how better land formation and more tenure security can contribute to the objectives and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

ANGOC being a member of the Steering Committee of the World Bank project on Enabling the Business of Agriculture, ANGOC Chair Emeritus Fr. Francis Lucas chaired the session on Addressing Land Related Corruption.

One of the issues raised was on corruption on land access particularly on its impacts to women. Participants pointed out that continuous dialogues among CSOs, corruption victims, and Government should take place to come up with policies to eliminate corruption on land.

Conference agenda and presentations can be downloaded here.

rticipants of the Conference. Photo by Deepa Shivaram. Retrieved from the World Bank website.

rticipants of the Conference.
Photo by Deepa Shivaram. Retrieved from the World Bank website.

 

ANGOC Chair Emeritus Fr. Francis Lucas chairing the the session on “Addressing Land Related Corruption.” Photo by Nataliya Makarenko. Retrieved from the World Bank Website

ANGOC Chair Emeritus Fr. Francis Lucas chairing the the session on “Addressing Land Related Corruption.”
Photo by Nataliya Makarenko. Retrieved from the World Bank Website

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A regional NGO association with members and partners from 14 Asian countries working on access to land, agrarian reforms & rural develop

Posted on April 15, 2016, in Access to Land Issues, Land Rights, water rights, World Bank. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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