In Burma, USAID’s Tenure and Global Climate Change project is working with local villages and authorities to help people map and document their land through the Land Tenure Project (LTP).
Burma is experiencing rapid economic transformation across multiple sectors in urban, peri-urban and rural areas. This transition is creating risks for the environment and economic opportunities for Burma’s diverse population and is placing new importance on responsible governance of land and natural resources, as secure land tenure is a cornerstone for peace and stability. As policies and legislation are developed to better govern these resources, existing communal and customary rights must be incorporated. At the same time, new policies must be piloted in various communities to demonstrate broad applicability before national activities are launched.
Learn more about USAID’s Land Tenure Project in Burma.