Survey on Access to Land, Tenure Security and Land Conflicts in Timor-Leste

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By Bernardo Almeida, Todd Wassel

This study aimed to pilot an innovative land survey to provide quantitative data regarding land-related issues in Timor-Leste, in order to support the Timorese government and parliament in developing evidence-based land policies and legislation, as well as more informed advocacy of civil society. The results of this pilot in the municipalities of Dili (urban area only), Ainaro, and Ermera provides relevant evidence regarding access to land, land tenure security, and land-related conflict, as well as on the specific policy options taken in the current draft Land Law Package.

Posted January 15, 2017
Related locations: Timor-Leste
Related programs: Conflict and Fragile Conditions
Related topics: Land Disputes