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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

COVID-19 and Land-based Investment: Changing Landscapes

Clarisse Marsac (IIED), Nathaniah Jacobs (IIED), Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye (Columbia University), COVID-19 and Land-based Investment: Changing Landscapes, SSRN (2021):

Building on earlier work by IIED and CCSI, this report reflects on select COVID-related developments that may result in longer-term shifts relevant to land-based investments in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. Our objectives are two-fold. In the short term, monitoring developments can support more effective interventions that anticipate and respond to impacts on the governance of land-based investments. In the medium to longer term, analyzing developments can inform efforts to support inclusive post-COVID-19 economic recovery strategies in low- and middle-income countries.

The report draws on our efforts to monitor developments that affect the governance of land-based investments in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Building on a conceptual framework, we tracked developments at three broad levels:

• changes in the overall political economy context,

• changes in governance systems and regulatory frameworks related to land-based investments, and

• developments related to specific land-based investments.

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