The Future of Land at USAID



Secure land and resource rights are a cornerstone of economic growth and poverty reduction. Decades of evidence link improved land and resource governance with economic growth, food security, reduced deforestation, and a range of other benefits.

And yet, significant evidence and data gaps remain, which hamper effective programs and policies. Over the last two years USAID conducted a comprehensive review of the evidence in the land and resource governance sector. Based on this review, USAID developed a Land and Resource Governance Research Agenda, which will dictate its research priorities in this area over the coming years.

USAID and New America launched this Research Agenda on March 16, 2020. View the recording below and learn more.

Welcome and Introduction:

Jeff Haeni
Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3), USAID

Keynote: The Future of Land at USAID – Research Agenda Launch

Caleb Stevens
Land and Resource Governance Advisor, USAID, E3/Office of Land & Urban

High Level Panel: Why Land Matters for Global Development and Security

Anne-Marie Slaughter
CEO, New America

Rob Bertram
Chief Scientist, USAID, Bureau for Food Security

Zoe Tabary
Property Rights Editor, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Mark Plotkin
Co-Founder and President, Amazon Conservation Team

Yuliya Panfil
Director, Future of Property Rights program, New America

The following USAID projects and partners contributed to developing the Research Agenda and organizing this event: New America, under the USAID Integrated Land and Resource Governance (ILRG) project and Landesa, under the USAID Communications, Evidence, and Learning (CEL) project.

Follow the conversation online using #FutureOfLand and following @NewAmericaFPR.


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