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Community Building from the Land

USAID promotes land titling and land administration to help resolve the social conflicts facing the population of Cáceres The town of Caceres was already living in a sort of lockdown long before the coronavirus became an international health crisis. Just a year ago, a self-imposed curfew had curtailed business hours and streets were empty for…Read More

Better Together

Strong and meaningful land tenure begins with national, regional and local government coordination. Voices of Local Leaders Colombia’s bureaucratic public administration system is an obstacle for rural municipalities to connect with the national government, especially in the poorest and most conflict-affected regions. Communication and administrative bottlenecks prevent much needed funding from reaching Colombia’s most vulnerable,…Read More

Private Actors Making Public Efforts

The private sector can do much more than serve markets and create jobs. It is essential for a country’s development and social empowerment. Many believe that the root of armed conflict in Colombia comes down to land tenure. Land is a key asset to boost economic development, rural transformation, and legal opportunities. This is why…Read More

USAID Brief Reveals Linkages between Gender-Based Violence and Documentation of Women’s Land Rights

Different forms of GBV are linked to land documentation, including economic violence such as a denial of land access, ownership, and inheritance rights, forced displacement, and property grabbing. Banner Photo credit CLEMENT CHIRWA – TETRA TECH A USAID brief, published to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, reveals important lessons from land rights…Read More

In Mozambique, Building Trust Through Land Rights

Ácia and Abílio, once at odds over land boundaries, share a moment in Ácia’s field. Banner Photo: Rena Singer/World Bank This blog was written by Paula Pimentel, Senior Agricultural Research & Technology Transfer Advisor of the USAID, Mozambique, and originally published on World Bank Blogs. The story is also available in the Portuguese language. Researchers are…Read More

Land Ownership, Tumaco’s New Hope

The pandemic has shown the Colombian government how structural land issues continue to hamper rural development. Colombia’s hospitals have been challenged due to Covid-19, and while the government rushes to strengthen the country’s healthcare system, intensive care unit occupancy remains high throughout the pandemic. The crisis has led many leaders to recognize that behind the…Read More