The World Bank’s Land and Poverty Conference: 20 years on

In 1999, when a few enthusiasts agreed to meet annually in an effort to base Land-Conference-2017.jpginterventions on land, on solid empirical evidence rather than ideology, few would have expected this effort to have such a lasting impact. Twenty years on, the small gathering has morphed into a conference, bringing together over 1,500 participants from governments, academics, civil society and the private sector to discuss the latest research and innovations in policies and good practice on land governance around the world.

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