Secure land rights reduce conflict, empower women and youth, increase food security, promote economic investment, and address climate change.
However, 70% of land in the developing world is undocumented. In many places, it is prohibitively expensive and difficult for rural people to map and record their land rights. USAID is using mobile technology and participatory approaches to solve this problem.
USAID has developed a suite of low-cost, open-source Mobile Applications to Secure Tenure (MAST), providing flexible tools that help people and communities secure rights—whether customary or formal—to their most important asset: land. Download the full brochure to learn more.
More information and stories on USAID’s mobile technology can be found here.