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25 May 2019

Land and Poverty Conference 2019: Catalyzing Innovation

Welcome to the 20th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty! This year’s conference theme will be: Catalyzing Innovation.

Photo: Matthias Mugisha (FAO) / Flickr

The Land and Poverty conference presents the latest research and innovations in policies and good practice on land governance around the world. This conference has become one of the largest international events on land governance, attracting over 1,500 participants from governments, academics, civil society, and the private sector. Please consult the video recordings, papers, and presentations from the 2018 conference and the 2017 conference. Conference structure

  • March 25: Pre-conference plenary session (9 AM – 4PM); Official opening at 5 pm
  • March 26–28: Parallel thematic tracks with oral paper presentations and policy round tables (8.30 AM – 5.15 PM). Closing session on March 28th at 4PM followed by a reception (5.30 – 7.30 PM)
  • March 26–28: Poster sessions
  • March 29: Learning day: MasterClasses and field visits
  • March 25–29: Exhibition booths in Atrium (If interested to present, please contact conference organizers on availability and conditions)

Conference agenda. Themes

  1. Economic research and impact evaluation
  2. Land policy and political economy
  3. Land markets and structural transformation
  4. Land and human rights, gender, indigenous peoples
  5. Commons and natural resource management
  6. Large scale land acquisition: Agriculture, extractives, infrastructure
  7. Urban expansion, land use, land value capture, and housing
  8. Use of remote sensing and land use policy
  9. Data integration & interoperability for public service provision
  10. Institutional innovation and private sector participation,
  11. New ways of land data capture & analysis (incl. machine learning)
  12. Global frameworks; indicators; progress monitoring, LGAF

More information



From 25 May 2019 at 09:00 to 29 May 2019


1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433

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Land Conference 2019

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