Comprehensive Land Reform as a Vehicle for Change: An Analysis of the Operation and Implications of the Tanzanian Land Acts of 1999 and 2004

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Like many other African countries, Tanzania has attempted to effect comprehensive land law and tenure reform in order to achieve broader economic, political, and social goals. The land acts discussed in this Note constitute Tanzania’s most recent efforts in this regard. This Note attempts to explain the historical background to this land-reform legislation, the manner in which the legislation is intended to function, the goals that it is intended to achieve, and ways in which might be improved.