The political economy of land governance in the Mekong Region

TitleThe political economy of land governance in the Mekong Region
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Year of Publication2015
AuthorsHirsch P, Scurrah N
Place PublishedVientiane
Key themesAccessToJustice, AgriculturalModernization, CivilSociety-Donors, Conversion-FoodSecurity, Dispossession-grabbing, Distribution, Environment, FDI, Formalisation-titling, MarginalisedPeople

This report presents a political-economic analysis of land governance at the regional level, focusing on the Mekong Region. The primary emphasis is on Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV), but the paper also takes into account the regional role and land governance experiences of Thailand and China. The report is one in a series of reports on Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam that present country-level analyses of the political economy of land governance. The series is part of a research mapping and political-economic analysis conducted by the authors for the Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) project, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). The initiative is driven by concerns about security of tenure of small- holder farmers, ethnic minorities and women, against a background of land grabbing in various guises (see www.


Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Regional, Vietnam

Document Type

Journal Article