Ghana's land tenure system is a mix of customary and statutory rules and authorities. While this system has advantages, economic growth is exerting pressures on land that threaten the rights of rural smallholders. Ghana's government is challenged to integrate customary and statutory systems in ways that provide land tenure security to the most vulnerable, while also responding to opportunities for investment. The slideshows and accompanying materials illustrate the importance of:
- accommodating Ghana's tenure realities while reducing perverse incentives and injustices;
- policies that temper investment-based approaches for economic growth to ensure that rural communities have secure access to land;
- reforms that facilitate coordination among land agencies and donor projects; and
- implementation trajectories that lend incentives to the enforcement of reforms.