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Putting 20th-Century Land Policies in Perspective

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Wily, Liz Alden
Date: 2011
Agency: Rights and Resources Initiative, Washington, DC
Series: Rights to Resources in Crisis: Reviewing the Fate of Customary Tenure in Africa, Brief #2 of 5
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7714
Sector: Land Tenure & Use
Region: Africa
Subject(s): land tenure and use
Abstract: "This brief looks at the tenure policies pursued by colonial and early post-colonial governments in Sub-Saharan Africa, to help explain current policies.1 The focus is on how the customary land rights of Africans were treated, especially with respect to forests, rangelands, marshlands, and other collectively held resources."

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