Property Rights and Resource Governance Issues and Best Practices


1611 N. Kent Street, Suite 700, Arlington, Virginia

This short course provided the USG Foreign Assistance Community in Washington DC and posts with concepts, approaches and tools aimed at improving the programming of land tenure and property rights in donor programs involving natural resources, climate change, economic growth, food security and governance.

The course was for USG foreign assistance practitioners interested in strengthening their knowledge and skills in applying LTPR in their economic, food security, governance, climate change, and natural resource, portfolios. The course objectives:


  1. Exchange experiences and strengthen understanding of LTPR issues, best practices and their application to USG programming;
  2. Introduce LTPR concepts and approaches at improving programmatic interventions;
  3. Teach USG foreign assistance practitioners tools to address land tenure and property rights issues, or use land tenure and property rights interventions to strengthen economic, food security, governance and natural resource management objectives. This course also includes cross-cutting foci on the rights of women and other vulnerable populations.

Through presentations, video, discussion and practical exercises based on country case studies, participants shared experience and strengthened their skills and expertise in the following:


  • LTPR concepts, current issues and interventions
  • Land and resource tenure for women and other vulnerable groups
  • Secure land rights as a critical factor for land markets, investment and agricultural growth
  • LTPR in natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, and climate change
  • Land and resource-based conflict and post-conflict stabilization
  • Competing priorities for land (food security, climate change and commercial pressures)

Training materials are available for this course on the Training page of this website.


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