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  • Key Themes in Land Governance: Synopses of Research, Policy and Action in the Mekong Region

    The Mekong region is marked by particular kinds of historical and contemporary land uses, social relations around land, interactions within and across national borders, and...

  • State of Land in the Mekong Region

    In a region in rapid transition, understanding the changing role and contribution of land in development is critical to inform policy, planning and practices towards a...

  • The recognition of customary tenure in Lao PDR

    This study begins with a broad overview of customary tenure arrangements in Lao PDR, followed by a discussion of key policy changes over the past 30 years that have impacted on...

  • Falling rubber prices in Northern Laos: local responses and policy options

    A rubber case study by Thoumthone Vongvisouk, PhD and Michael Dwyer, PhD on Falling rubber prices in Northern Laos: local responses and policy options. The report highlights the...

  • Guiding principles towards responsible agricultural investment in Lao PDR

    A discussion note from Mekong Region Land governance (MRLG) summarizing findings and recommendations of a multi-stakeholder initiative and study tour conducted in Southern Laos,...

  • Large-Scale Land Acquisitions for Agricultural Development in Myanmar: A Review of Past and Current Processes

    The objective of this study is to provide a synthesis of historical and contemporary processes of large-scale land acquisition for agricultural development in Myanmar. It relies...

  • They will need land!

    A report by Jean-Christophe Diepart on They Will Need Land, The current land tenure situation and future land allocation needs of smallholder farmers in Cambodia.

  • Documenting Customary Tenure in Myanmar: a guidebook

    Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG)'s first edition guidebook to customary tenure in Myanmar provides conceptual, legal and practical tools and resources to help civil society...

  • Civil society participation in land policy making: the innovative experience of Myanmar’s pre-consultation on the National Land Use Policy

    A discussion paper on civil society's participation in land policy-making, focused on the pre-consultation phase of Myanmar's National Land Use Policy. Written by Eben Forbes,...

  • Transparency Under Scrutiny: Information Disclosure by the Parliamentary Land Investigation Commission in Myanmar

    This study presents a country-wide quantitative analysis of the Parliamentary Land Investigation Commission reports that were released to the public. The aim is not just to...

  • The political economy of land governance in the Mekong Region

    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...

  • The Political Economy of Land Governance in Myanmar

    This country report commences with a brief identification of the political-economic context that sets the parameters for existing land governance and for reform in Myanmar. It...

  • The political economy of land governance in Cambodia

    A 2015 report published by Mekong Region Land Governance project (MRLG) issue of land governance in Cambodia. Land governance is an inherently political-economic issue. This...

  • Customary Tenure in the Mekong Region: Workshop Outcomes

    The Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) project and the Forestry Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) co-hosted the “Mekong...

  • Recognition of Customary Tenure in the Mekong Region: An Online Dialogue, Summary Report

    Summary report of Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG)'s online dialogue on 'Recognition of Customary Tenure in the Mekong Region' held in 2017, containing justification for the...

  • Mekong Region Customary Tenure Workshop

    The Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) project and the Forestry Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) co-hosted the “Mekong...