Sustainable Development and Peace: the Complexities of Land Tenure and Reconstruction in Haiti

Lead PI: Professor Peter Coleman

Unit Affiliation: Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4)

February 2017 - November 2017
North America ; Haiti
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: 1) Describe the historical and social context surrounding land tenure in Haiti
2) Detail the legal framework, organizational entities and current policies relevant to land tenure in Haiti
3) Explain the nature of conflicts related to land tenure in Haiti
4) Detail the current practices for addressing these disputes
5) Note potential gaps in the process of the fluid administration of land tenure in Haiti

OUTCOMES: The field research component of the project consists of a land tenure survey examining tenure patterns and conflict resolution mechanisms on the Southwestern coast of Haiti. By examining local land tenure perceptions and comparing these with official land tenure regulations, the team hopes to form policy recommendations that will reduce the number of land-based conflicts and increase land tenure security. In addition, this study will generate some baseline data against which further land tenure study results can be measured.


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