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Communal Land Titling in Practice: Lessons from Khammoune Province, Lao PDR

This capitalization note explores the results and lessons learned from a process to issue a Communal Land Title (CLT) to 33 households on 41.6 hectares of agricultural land in Talaknathin village, Gnommalath district, Khammouane province in Lao PDR. The process was facilitated by CIDSE-Laos, a locally managed civil society organization and local government.

The case study is intended to provide evidence that can be used to inform the development of legislation and accompanying procedures for communal land titling in Laos. While limited to a single communal plot within one village, the case study provides insights into the potentials and limitations of the CISDE titling approach to enhance village tenure security within rural communities in Laos. This, in turn, is useful to inform whether the model could be scaled up nationwide.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Document type Advocacy and promotional materials
Language of document
  • English
  • Lao
  • Communal land
  • Development and assistance for land tenure and land titling
  • Land policy and administration
  • Land tenure and land titling
  • Land tenure and land titling NGOs
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Khammouane
Copyright Yes
Access and use constraints

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Version / Edition 2017
License CC-BY-3.0-IGO

For more information, contact

Stuart Ling, Independent Consultant:
Khankham Douangsila, CIDSE-Laos Country Representative:
Natalia Scurrah, MRLG:

Author (individual) Stuart Ling and Natalia Scurrah
Publication place Vientiane, Lao PDR
Publisher Mekong Region Land Governance
Publication date 2017
Pagination 33
Keywords agricultural land,legal frameworks,land use planning,participatory processes
Date uploaded February 14, 2018, 11:33 (UTC)
Date modified February 15, 2018, 09:37 (UTC)