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Towards More Equitable Land Governance in Vanuatu : Ensuring Fair Land Dealings for Customary Groups

@inproceedings{Stefanova2012TowardsME,
  title={Towards More Equitable Land Governance in Vanuatu : Ensuring Fair Land Dealings for Customary Groups},
  author={Milena Petrova Stefanova and Raewyn Isabel Porter and Rod Nixon},
  year={2012}
}
The regionally unique Constitution of the Republic of Vanuatu provides that all land in Vanuatu belongs to custom owners and their descendants and that the rules of custom shall form the basis of ownership and use of land. The Vanuatu Ministry of lands finalized a land sector framework 2009-2018, focusing on five areas in need of reform. These were: 1) enhancing the governance of land; 2) engaging customary groups; 3) improving the delivery of land services; 4) creating a productive and… 

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