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Making land work

by Australian Agency for International Development.
Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. AusAID 2008Description: 2 v. 25 cm.ISBN: 9781921285226 (vol. 1); 9781921285233 (vol. 2); 9781921285288 (set).Subject(s): Land use -- Oceania | Pacific Area -- Economic conditions | Land use | Land useOnline resources: Publisher site
Contents:
Vol. 1 Reconciling customary land and development in the Pacific -- 1. Introduction -- The move to land policy reform -- Reconciling customary land and development -- 2. Land tenure systems in the Pacific -- Customary land -- Public and freehold land -- 3. Why reform land policy -- The benefits of secure land tenure -- The problems of insecure land tenure in the Pacific -- Options for improving land tenure security -- 4. Recognising customary groups -- Landowner trusts -- Incorporation of customary landowning groups -- Registration of individual customary landowners -- The problem of conflicting claims -- 5. Recording and registering customary land -- Recording -- Registration -- Designing and improving a recording or registration system -- Implementing a registration system -- 6. Facilitating dealings in customary land -- Prohibit sales of customary land -- Allow lease agreements for customary land -- Prevent subdivision of customary land -- 7. Protecting and assisting customary groups in land dealings -- The principle of 'free, prior and informed consent' -- Provide expert advice and assistance -- Regulate lease agreements -- Require government approval of lease agreements -- Negotiate lease agreements on behalf of customary groups -- 8. Resolving customary land disputes -- The main types of disputes involving customary land -- Procedures used to resolve disputes -- Institutional options for resolving customary land disputes -- Designing or improving a dispute resolution system -- 9. Land for public services and infrastructure -- Government access to customary land in the Pacific -- Improving government access to customary land -- 10. Informal settlements and urban land -- Population growth, migration and urbanisation -- The rapid growth of informal settlements -- The role of customary land -- Slowing the growth of informal settlements -- 1. Women, customary land and development -- Women. land and custom: a brief overview -- Risks to women from development on customary land -- Developments on customary land and opportunities for women -- 12. The role of land administration -- The functions and objectives of land administration -- Overview of land administration arrangements in the Pacific -- The need for effective land administration institutions -- Balancing land administration functions with budgets -- The role of education and training -- 13. The essentials of policy reform -- Leadership -- The policy process -- Resources -- 14. Some 'Pacific principles' for land policy reform -- Make tenure security a priority -- Work with and not against customary tenure -- Intervene only if it is necessary -- Ensure land policies reflect local needs and circumstances -- Be prepared for long timeframces to achieve lasting reform -- Actively involve stakeholders rather than only informing them -- Adopt simple and sustainable reforms -- Balance the interests of landowners and land users -- Provide safeguards for vulnerable groups.
Vol 2. Case studies on customary land and development in the Pacific -- Reconciling customary ownership and development -- 1. Incorporated land groups in Papua New Guinea / Tony Power -- 2. Village land trusts in Vanuatu: 'one common basket' / Jim Fingleton, Anna Naupa, Chris Ballard -- Recording land rights and boundaries in Auluta Basin, Solomon Islands / John Cook, Genesis Eddie Kofana -- Land registration among the Tolai people: waiting 50 years for titles / Jim Fingleton, Oswald ToLopa -- Informal land systems within urban settlements in Honiara and Port Moresby / Satish Chand, Charles Yala -- The role of the Central Land Council in Aboriginal land dealings / Mick Dodson, David Allen, Tim Goodwin -- Maori landownership and land management in New Zealand / Tanira Kingi -- Absentee landowners in the Cook Islands: consequences of change to tradition / Ron Crocombe, Makiuti Tongia, Tepoave Araitia <U+2013> Dispute resolution -- Mediating land conflict in East Timor / Daniel Fitzpatrick <U+2013> Resolving land disputes in Samoa / Jennifer Corrin -- Settling customary land disputes in Papua New Guinea / Norm Oliver, Jim Fingleton <U+2013> Land for public purposes <U+2013> 12. Acquiring land for public purposes in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu / Michael Manning, Philip Hughes <U+2013> 13. Accessing land for public purposes in Samoa / Chris Grant <U+2013> Policy reform and administration -- 14. The paths to land policy reform in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu / Michael Manning <U+2013> 15. Strengthening land administration in Solomon Islands / Douglas Larden, Marjorie Sullivan <U+2013> 16. Training and educating land professionals: the value of institutional partnerships / Chris Lunnay.
Summary: Volume one, Reconciling customary land and development in the Pacific, is an overview of the main issues that Pacific island countries, Papua New Guinea and East Timor - referred to broadly as the Pacific region - are likely to face if they choose to reform their land policies and institutions to promote social and economic development. Volume two, Case studies on customary land and development in the Pacific, is a collection of 16 studies that look at problems and innovative practices in land tenure and administration across the Pacific region. These two volumes have been published as an information resource for countries undertaking land policy reform. The books draw lessons from international experience, canvass broad principles and approaches, and seek to stimulate ideas on policy options. Both volumes seek to provide ideas and inspiration for Pacific governments, officials, landholders and the private sector on how to increase the contribution of land to communities and economies while protecting traditional tenure systems.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Vol. 1 Reconciling customary land and development in the Pacific -- 1. Introduction -- The move to land policy reform -- Reconciling customary land and development -- 2. Land tenure systems in the Pacific -- Customary land -- Public and freehold land -- 3. Why reform land policy -- The benefits of secure land tenure -- The problems of insecure land tenure in the Pacific -- Options for improving land tenure security -- 4. Recognising customary groups -- Landowner trusts -- Incorporation of customary landowning groups -- Registration of individual customary landowners -- The problem of conflicting claims -- 5. Recording and registering customary land -- Recording -- Registration -- Designing and improving a recording or registration system -- Implementing a registration system -- 6. Facilitating dealings in customary land -- Prohibit sales of customary land -- Allow lease agreements for customary land -- Prevent subdivision of customary land -- 7. Protecting and assisting customary groups in land dealings -- The principle of 'free, prior and informed consent' -- Provide expert advice and assistance -- Regulate lease agreements -- Require government approval of lease agreements -- Negotiate lease agreements on behalf of customary groups -- 8. Resolving customary land disputes -- The main types of disputes involving customary land -- Procedures used to resolve disputes -- Institutional options for resolving customary land disputes -- Designing or improving a dispute resolution system -- 9. Land for public services and infrastructure -- Government access to customary land in the Pacific -- Improving government access to customary land -- 10. Informal settlements and urban land -- Population growth, migration and urbanisation -- The rapid growth of informal settlements -- The role of customary land -- Slowing the growth of informal settlements -- 1. Women, customary land and development -- Women. land and custom: a brief overview -- Risks to women from development on customary land -- Developments on customary land and opportunities for women -- 12. The role of land administration -- The functions and objectives of land administration -- Overview of land administration arrangements in the Pacific -- The need for effective land administration institutions -- Balancing land administration functions with budgets -- The role of education and training -- 13. The essentials of policy reform -- Leadership -- The policy process -- Resources -- 14. Some 'Pacific principles' for land policy reform -- Make tenure security a priority -- Work with and not against customary tenure -- Intervene only if it is necessary -- Ensure land policies reflect local needs and circumstances -- Be prepared for long timeframces to achieve lasting reform -- Actively involve stakeholders rather than only informing them -- Adopt simple and sustainable reforms -- Balance the interests of landowners and land users -- Provide safeguards for vulnerable groups.

Vol 2. Case studies on customary land and development in the Pacific -- Reconciling customary ownership and development -- 1. Incorporated land groups in Papua New Guinea / Tony Power -- 2. Village land trusts in Vanuatu: 'one common basket' / Jim Fingleton, Anna Naupa, Chris Ballard -- Recording land rights and boundaries in Auluta Basin, Solomon Islands / John Cook, Genesis Eddie Kofana -- Land registration among the Tolai people: waiting 50 years for titles / Jim Fingleton, Oswald ToLopa -- Informal land systems within urban settlements in Honiara and Port Moresby / Satish Chand, Charles Yala -- The role of the Central Land Council in Aboriginal land dealings / Mick Dodson, David Allen, Tim Goodwin -- Maori landownership and land management in New Zealand / Tanira Kingi -- Absentee landowners in the Cook Islands: consequences of change to tradition / Ron Crocombe, Makiuti Tongia, Tepoave Araitia Dispute resolution -- Mediating land conflict in East Timor / Daniel Fitzpatrick Resolving land disputes in Samoa / Jennifer Corrin -- Settling customary land disputes in Papua New Guinea / Norm Oliver, Jim Fingleton Land for public purposes 12. Acquiring land for public purposes in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu / Michael Manning, Philip Hughes 13. Accessing land for public purposes in Samoa / Chris Grant Policy reform and administration -- 14. The paths to land policy reform in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu / Michael Manning 15. Strengthening land administration in Solomon Islands / Douglas Larden, Marjorie Sullivan 16. Training and educating land professionals: the value of institutional partnerships / Chris Lunnay.

Volume one, Reconciling customary land and development in the Pacific, is an overview of the main issues that Pacific island countries, Papua New Guinea and East Timor - referred to broadly as the Pacific region - are likely to face if they choose to reform their land policies and institutions to promote social and economic development. Volume two, Case studies on customary land and development in the Pacific, is a collection of 16 studies that look at problems and innovative practices in land tenure and administration across the Pacific region. These two volumes have been published as an information resource for countries undertaking land policy reform. The books draw lessons from international experience, canvass broad principles and approaches, and seek to stimulate ideas on policy options. Both volumes seek to provide ideas and inspiration for Pacific governments, officials, landholders and the private sector on how to increase the contribution of land to communities and economies while protecting traditional tenure systems.