INTERACTIVE: Who has power over land use in Peru?

Confusion and competing claims for land as multiple government bodies struggle for control.

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Land is business. Land is money. Land is power. This is why it’s often confusing to find out which actors control what parts of the landscape. In this new infographic, Jim O’Neill, Michelle Kovacevic and Ashwin Ravikumar take a region of Peru and visualize the role of different government agencies in land-use planning and governance.

Click on the topics and see the map move before your eyes. You can compare two land uses to see how they relate – so you can see clearly which government departments (and at what level) regulate oil palm, timber,mining, REDD+ and other land uses. The results might surprise you. Click here to see the graphic in full screen.

Interested to find out more? Read our special investigative feature where we unpack the role of different agencies.

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