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Land reform in Papua New Guinea: Securing individual title to customary owned land

Duncan, Ronald


On 19 March 2009 the Papua New Guinea (PNG) government unanimously passed legislation that allows long-term leasing by individuals of customary owned land (that is, clan land). This legislation—the Land Groups Incorporation (Amendment) Act 2009 and the Land Registration (Customary Land) (Amendment) Act 2009—provides the basis for an economic growth path that should result in greatly increased living standards for all Papua New Guineans, most of whom have not seen any increase in their very low...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Policy


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