Myanmar Land Policy: Joint Recommendations from Namati and Landesa

Today Landesa and Namati are launching a report with recommendations to the Myanmar government and other stakeholders on land policy.

Myanmar is undergoing a major transition, opening space for significant change for the first time in decades. Secure land tenure for smallholder farmers and rural communities is essential in a heavily agrarian nation like Myanmar, where millions in the rural population – nearly 70% of the country – depend on agriculture for their livelihoods.

With the common aim of supporting the development of a protective, pro-poor legal framework, that will empower farmers to use the law, make informed decisions about their land, and maintain secure land tenure – ultimately leading to poverty alleviation for poor, rural women and men – Namati and Landesa have teamed up to prepare this report. The recommendations are drawn from: data analysis across thousands of community paralegal cases, Landesa regional experience, and joint Myanmar-based field visits. The report is available in both English and Burmese.

The report can be found on Landesa’s site here: http://www.landesa.org/myanmar-report-announcement and on Namati’s website here: http://namati.org/news/namati-landesapro-poormynamar/

Let us know what you think about the recommendations!

@yeyinth @KhinHtetWai @rachaelknight @jaronvogelsang @marenabrinkhurst @ElizabethDonger @inclusivedevelopment @mustafa_mahmoud @preetivenkatram @meenakshikapoor @staceycram

I am so excited to have this out and love to see it on our website.

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Thank you Laura! I look forward to reading this!