This annotated bibliography consists of documents identified as part of a literature review on existing research on the external and intra-communal threats to women’s land tenure security and the effectiveness of interventions that respond to these threats.
With the understanding that broad research gapsremain, the review focuses only on threats and interventions related to women’s insecure land and resource tenure but does not focus on the scope of the problem or on the benefits of securing women’s rights to land.
The assessment seeks to answer the following questions:
- The impact of external and intra-communal threats on women’s land tenure security
- What rigorous research has been done on the range of external and intra-communal threats to women’s land tenure security, including acquiring land?
- The research will focus on four requirements for tenure security – cultural/legal legitimacy, resilience/durability, exercisability, and enforceability.
- What does the research tell us about which areas require the most attention to secure women’s tenure?
- The effectiveness of interventions that respond to these threats:
- What interventions have been rigorously assessed?
- What conclusions have these studies reached about effectiveness?
- To what extent have these findings informed practices in the field?
- What are the opportunities for further research and new avenues for dissemination?