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Land and Poverty Conference 2019: Catalyzing Innovation

March 25-29, 2019

Washington, DC

Land Conference 2017

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

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)

    See conference agenda.

    2019 Conference Outline


    Platinum Sponsors

    Land Conference 2019 Platinum Sponsors

    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
    Monday, March 26, 20194:30–6:00 PMOpening
    Tuesday, March 26, 201910:30–12:00 PMSpatial transformation to achieve green urban growth
    Wednesday, March 27, 201912:30–2:00 PMNew initiatives in urban land policy
    Thursday, March 28, 201912:30–2:00 PMClimate change, forest landscape restoration and tenure




Klaus Deininger

Lead Economist

Thea Hilhorst

Senior Land Governance Specialist

Media Contacts
Chisako Fukuda
Tel : +1 (202)473-9424