Resettlement and Gender Dimensions of Land Rights in Post-Conflict Northern Uganda


Adelman, Sarah, and Amber Peterman. 2014. “Resettlement and Gender Dimensions of Land Rights in Post-Conflict Northern Uganda.” World Development 64: 583-96.

Authors: Sarah Adelman, Amber Peterman

Keywords: land rights, asset ownership, gender, conflict, Africa, Uganda


Evidence shows even low levels of land conflict may undermine land governance and management, constrain agricultural productivity, and serve to perpetuate civil violence. This study estimates the effect of conflict-related displacement experiences on gender differentiated land outcomes in Northern Uganda. We exploit exogenous variation in displacement to identify impacts on land among returning households. Results indicate that although female-headed households are disadvantaged in land outcomes, and land outcomes are affected by displacement experience, there is no joint effect in determining post-conflict land outcomes. Policy and programmatic attention to gender in land governance in Uganda should continue to be emphasized.

Topics: Displacement & Migration, Gender, Governance, Post-Conflict Governance, Households, Land Grabbing, Rights, Land Rights, Property Rights Regions: Africa, East Africa Countries: Uganda

Year: 2014

© 2024 CONSORTIUM ON GENDER, SECURITY & HUMAN RIGHTSLEGAL STATEMENT All photographs used on this site, and any materials posted on it, are the property of their respective owners, and are used by permission. Photographs: The images used on the site may not be downloaded, used, or reproduced in any way without the permission of the owner of the image. Materials: Visitors to the site are welcome to peruse the materials posted for their own research or for educational purposes. These materials, whether the property of the Consortium or of another, may only be reproduced with the permission of the owner of the material. This website contains copyrighted materials. The Consortium believes that any use of copyrighted material on this site is both permissive and in accordance with the Fair Use doctrine of 17 U.S.C. § 107. If, however, you believe that your intellectual property rights have been violated, please contact the Consortium at