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Land investments, accountability and the law: Lessons from West Africa

The recent wave of land deals for agribusiness investments has highlighted the widespread demand for greater accountability in the governance of land and investment. Legal frameworks influence opportunities for accountability, and recourse to law has featured prominently in grassroots responses to the land deals.

Drawing on comparative socio-legal research in Cameroon, Ghana and Senegal, this report explores how the law enables, or constrains, accountability in investment processes. The report develops a conceptual framework for understanding accountability; assesses how national law in the three countries influences opportunities for accountability; and provides pointers for research and action.

You can find a version of this report in French here.

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Uploaded on: Jun 13, 2016
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2016
Year Published: 2016


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Resource Type: Practitioner Resources Issues: Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Paralegals, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency Tool Type: Reports / Research, Training Resources & Popular Education Method: Improving Governance, Accountability and Transparency Languages: English Regions: > Global, Cameroon, Ghana, Senegal