More than ten years after its original formulation, the Lao government is now questioning the effec-tiveness of the “Turning Land into Capital” (kan han thi din pen theun) policy in generating economic value from the commercialization of land, facilitating local economic development, and reducing state spending on infrastructure.
The report covers 4 mains topics:
- A brief history of the concept and its varying interpretations
- How TLIC has operated as a policy in practice, particularly its size, scope, and social/economic performance
- The ways in which it is currently being reformed
- Recommendations for the ongoing reforms and civil society policy advocacy and engagement efforts