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Length: 1,500-3,000 words
Introduction: Presents the main problem being addressed, and its relevance to development
Narrative style: Prose that reads smoothly, and is accessible to a broad audience
Legal terminology: Incorporate simple explanations for legal terminology.
Timeliness of information: Use the most current information available.
Case studies: Incorporate concrete examples that illustrate the issue or problems being discussed. We encourage the inclusion of longer case studies as side bars.
Lessons learned and ongoing initiatives: Rather than providing policy or program recommendations, the brief should highlight the lessons learned and point to ongoing initiatives related to the topic.
Conclusion: Summarizes the main findings and their significance
Citations: Include citations in the text and a reference list of up to 15 articles, books or other materials, following the format of the APA Style Guide.
Audio-visual materials: Authors are asked to provide or suggest sources for audio-visual materials that illustrate the issues and examples included in the briefs.
Briefs are peer-reviewed by at least two land rights experts.
If you would like to suggest a brief, case study, or other content, please contact us at: focusonlandinafrica [at] gmail.com