Inventory of Socio Economic Land Data (ISELDA) Project in Burkina Faso

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Coulibaly, Doubahan Adeline
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Land governance is important for the structural transformation and sustainable development of Africa and its adaptation to climate change. It is also relevant for investment opportunities in the land sector. The importance of land policy for sustainable development is increasingly recognized and NEPAD has undertaken the Land Governance Programme (LGP) to provide support to member countries in integrating land governance issues into sector plans and strategies. To do this, an inventory of socio-economic databases is necessary. The main objective of this study is to contribute to the development of quality socio economic databases accessible to researchers and decision-makers in order to inform policy design and implementation in 10 African countries, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Mali, Namibia and Uganda. The specific objectives are: (i) to provide an inventory of land data on household and firm surveys in Burkina Faso, (ii) to develop a strategy for improving land data collection in Burkina Faso, and finally (iii) to develop a policy note to inform policy makers