Tools and Mission Resources

These tools and Mission resources are intended to help USAID staff as well as other U.S. Government personnel and development practitioners to 1) identify USAID funding mechanisms, services, and tools, and 2) provide information that will help development practitioners, policy makers, and programs to assess, implement, and evaluate efforts to strengthen land and resource rights for all members of society.

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Funding/Contract Mechanisms

The Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights (STARR) IDIQ is a broad support mechanism designed to provide short- and long-term technical assistance available for field Missions and other Offices and Bureaus through August 1, 2020. Learn about STARR, STARR II and other mechanisms »

Technical Assistance

The E3/Land team at USAID provides technical support and thought leadership to USAID Missions and other U.S. Government departments and agencies. Learn more about the services provided »

Geospatial Analytics

E3/Land works with USAID Missions and offices, host country governments, communities and other partners to use geospatial analytics and data throughout the life cycle of land and resource governance projects and evaluations to improve decision making. Learn how »

Tools and Guides

A suite of tools and guides provides background, guidance, and constraints to consider on a variety of land tenure and property rights related issues. Learn more »

Mobile Applications to Secure Tenure

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. Learn more »

Angola: Land Rights Formalization in Rural and Peri-Urban Settings: Draft Operations Manual

This manual sets out guidelines for the formalization of land rights in rural and peri-urban settings in Angola. The Draft Operations Manual: Land Rights Formalization in Rural and Peri-urban Settings is a comprehensive document that includes considerations for the selection of communities for formalization projects, guidelines for project management and implementation, a program for sensitization…Read More

Directives Opérationnelles Pour un Investissement Foncier Responsable

Téléchargez le guide en français. Click here for: The Operational Guidelines for Responsible Land-Based Investment (English). L’USAID tisse de plus en plus de partenariats avec le secteur privé à travers des initiatives telles que la New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (« New Alliance »). Certaines de ces initiatives, notamment dans le secteur agricole,…Read More

Directrices Operativas Para una Inversión Responsable Basada en Tierras

Descargar la guía en español. Click here for: The Operational Guidelines for Responsible Land-Based Investment (English). USAID se asocia cada vez más con el sector privado a través de iniciativas como la Nueva Alianza para la Seguridad Alimentaria y la Nutrición (Nueva Alianza). Algunas de estas iniciativas, especialmente en el sector de la agricultura, implican…Read More

Field Test of LTPR Impact Assessment Tool: Successes, Challenges and Recomendations

Under the USAID Global Land Tenure II (GLT2) Lesson Learned: Property Rights and Natural Resource Management Task Orders, ARD has developed an impact assessment tool. This tool was crafted to assist USAID missions assess impact of land tenure and property rights (LTPR) interventions and derive important lessons that can inform future programming. Following a USAID…Read More

Guidelines on Compulsory Displacement and Resettlement in USAID Programming

These Guidelines describe good practices regarding compulsory displacement and resettlement (CDR). This voluntary tool is intended for use by USAID Operating Units and their partners at all stages of the program cycle, whether for implementation of activities or as a good practice guide for project design. Ensuring that CDR, in particular resettlement, avoids, minimizes and…Read More

Impact Evaluation Tool

The LTPR Impact Evaluation Tool provides a methodology for designing evaluations to determine the outcomes and impacts of land and natural resource tenure and property rights programming, whether as a project’s main focus or a component of a broader set of goals.

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.