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Land Law Reform in Eastern Africa: Traditional or Transformative? by Patrick McAuslan

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Chapter 8

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By the beginning of the 1990s, the widespread dissatisfaction amongst the rural population with villagisation and the state of land relations could no longer be ignored. President Mwinyi established a Presidential Commission to review and report on land matters. The Commission reported at the end of 19922 and its report which was highly critical of the existing state of affairs on rural land management set in train a process of public debate and policy reform, in which the World Bank took an active – some might say too active – role owing to its unhappiness with the thrust of the Commission's Report which culminated in the adoption by the National Assembly of the National Land Policy (NLP) in July 1995.

The NLP did ...

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