Strategic land reforms are vital to development and maturity of every emerging and frontier market country.

Land reform, according to Webster’s dictionary, means measures designed to effect a more equitable distribution of agricultural land, especially by governmental action.    An approach to sustainable and equitable development requires well informed, purposeful courses of action by the state and other concerned social actors.  Land tenure institutions have to be continually adapted and regulated to serve the public interest. But unless the institutions and policies regulating rights and obligations in access to land are somehow made primarily accountable to poor majorities,  to low-income minorities and unborn generations instead of to currently dominant corporate and other powerful groups, the public interest can easily be interpreted to mean the opposite of sustainable development.


International Institute of Strategic Land Reforms is a New Jersey non-profit think tank formed in 2018 (corp. registration number 0450247430) to tackle issues of land reform in emerging markets. Developed in cooperation with the Princeton Council on World Affairs the Institute attracted to its fold a number of international land reform experts, healthcare and business professionals, as well as government officials

In its work, the Institute closely follows the policies of the USAID, The World Bank and of the United Nations:

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The Institute’s policies closely echo and support issues raised by USAID that effective land reforms:
–         Enable Business Investment and Economic Growth
–         Promote Stability and Prevent Conflicts
–         Create Incentives to Improve Agricultural Productivity thus reducing hunger and poverty
–         Promote Gender Equality and Enable Women’s Economic Empowerment
–         Develop more efficient and Stable Tax Systems
–         Create Incentives to Better Manage Valuable Natural Resources
–         Improve Resilience to Shocks and Disasters

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