This publication contains the major highlights of the Land Watch Asia’s “Regional Workshop on Land Monitoring Initiatives: Towards an Accountable Governance on Land” held in Manila, Philippines on 21-22 April 2015. These include the land monitoring country reports (in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Philippines) prepared by Land Watch Asia campaign using the Land Reform Monitoring Framework, which was its landmark contribution towards assessing land issues across the region.
Also, presented are country updates in Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Collaborative efforts with global and regional organizations dealing with land issues are likewise summarized here, as well as the perspective of professionals from research and academic institutions in different Asian countries.
As a result of these candid country reports and the valuable inputs from partners in government and the academe, the Regional Workshop succeeded in recommending modification and additions to the land monitoring framework in pursuit of the monitoring of the post-2015 SDGs.