Land Tenure and Property Rights Framework

The LTPR Framework serves as the overarching conceptual methodology tying together overarching themes, definitions, tools, assessments, designs, and training programs that USAID uses to improve LTPR programming and capacity building.

The suite of tools guide users through the assessment of issues and constraints regarding LTPR and resource domains, specifically minerals, trees and forests, freshwater lakes, rivers, and groundwater. Users should begin with the Land Tenure and Property Rights (LTPR) Framework, which introduces themes, definitions, and the LTPR matrix. The matrix helps users identify the “universe” of possible LTPR constraints and interventions and the causal linkages between them. There are five matrix overlays that guide users through additional constraint and intervention considerations. These matrix overlays can be used alone or in coordination with one another to understand how LTPR issues impact projects.