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Improving access to land within the settlements of Port Moresby

Chand, Satish; Yala, Charles


Improving access to land in the Pacific remains a difficult problem. This paper presents results from a field survey conducted in 12 randomly selected settlements in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, to investigate how settlers acquire land for housing. The analysis shows that several means for land acquisition is used; ranging from outright occupation (that is, land invasion) to purchase of use-rights from the customary landowners. The security of tenure on land held under...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006-11-28
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Improving access to land within the settlements of Port Moresby


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