The Financial Risks of Insecure Land Tenure: An Investment View

Publisher(s)
Rights and Resources Initiative
Topics
  Conflict resolution, Consultation & FPIC, E&S risk assessment, Grievance mechanisms
Audience
  Lenders & investors, Operators
Reports and case studies

The Financial Risks of Insecure Land Tenure: An Investment View

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s)
The Munden Project
  Dec 01th, 2012

This paper investigates the real financial consequences of investing in land with disputed tenure rights. It demonstrates that companies which ignore the issue of land tenure expose themselves to substantial, and in some cases extreme, risks. Using case study analysis, the paper connects ground-up financial thinking with empirical reality. In so doing, it makes a strong case for the need to integrate tenure-related risks more comprehensively into our financial architecture.