Accessing, holding and trading land in two informal settlements in Lilongwe, Malawi

Urban LandMark's Tenure Security Facility Southern Africa project, supported by Cities Alliance and with co-funding from UKaid by the Department for International Development (DFID), provided technical assistance and advisory services on incrementally securing tenure in slum upgrading. The work aimed to contribute to improved access to land for poorer people, which in turn contributes to improved livelihoods, active citizenship and asset creation.

As part of this project, Urban LandMark with CCODE undertook a study on how the poor access, hold and trade land in two settlements in Lilongwe, Malawi. The study aims to shed light on the ways in which informal land transactions occur and the extent to which they result in tenure security and asset creation in these informal settlements.