USAID Land Tenure Projects

A list of USAID projects with a significant portion of their budget allocated to strengthening land tenure and natural resource governance can be found below. Use the faceting to the left of the list to refine the list by project details, including project status, sector, region, and approximate funding.

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Central African Republic

Central African Republic: Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development II

Artisanal and Small-scale Mining | Conflict | Economic Growth | Natural Resource Management | Women's Empowerment
Active Project
The Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development II (PRADD II) Project supports the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) to implement mining best practices and promotes good governance of the mining sector at the international level through the Kimberley Process (KP), the international mechanism that strives to prevent rough diamonds from fueling conflict. The...Read More
Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo: Capacity Building for Responsible Minerals Trade

Artisanal and Small-scale Mining | Conflict | Economic Growth | Natural Resource Management | Women's Empowerment
Active Project
The Capacity Building for a Responsible Minerals Trade (CBRMT) project seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and regional institutions to transparently regulate the trade in conflict minerals—the 3Ts (tin, tantalum, tungsten) and gold—in order to transform the region’s minerals into economic growth and development. CBRMT supports key actors...Read More
Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Land Administration to Nurture Development

Conflict | Customary and Community Tenure | Economic Growth | Pastoralism | Women's Empowerment
Active Project
The Ethiopia Land Administration to Nurture Development (LAND) project works at the national and regional levels of government to further improve the legal and regulatory framework related to land tenure and property rights and thereby support the Government of Ethiopia’s and USAID’s goal of increasing economic growth, particularly agricultural sector growth, improving rural resiliency, and...Read More
Tajikistan

Feed the Future Tajikistan Land Market Development Activity

Business Enabling Environment | Economic Growth | Food Security | Women's Empowerment
Active Project
In Tajikistan, access to land is a fundamental right, and the productive use of agricultural land is a key economic driver. Advancing growth in the agriculture sector holds the potential to reduce poverty and improve food security in rural areas of the country. However, without a functioning land market, recent gains in land reform may...Read More
Kosovo

Kosovo Property Rights Program

Business Enabling Environment | Economic Growth | Women's Empowerment
Active Project
The rule of law in Kosovo is constrained by poorly defined and enforced property rights, especially the property rights of women and members of minority communities. The absence of an effective property rights regime weakens democratic governance, impacts human rights, disempowers women and impedes sustainable economic growth. Working closely with the EU, the Kosovo Property...Read More
Global Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Zambia

Land Technology Solutions

Customary and Community Tenure | Food Security | Natural Resource Management | Women's Empowerment
Active Project
The USAID Land Technology Solutions (LTS) Project offers targeted, focused services to Missions and partners to enhance integration and use of the USAID Mobile Applications to Secure Tenure (MAST) in USAID activities. Services for USAID Missions Contact the experts in the E3/Land Office for technical services from the LTS team: Ioana Bouvier, USAID E3 Senior...Read More
Multi-Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania

Land-Potential Knowledge System

Climate Change and Natural Resource Management | Food Security | Natural Resource Management | Pastoralism
Active Project
Achieving long-term food security while protecting biodiversity and other ecosystem services will require: sustainable intensification of production on existing lands, restoration of degraded lands, and converting to agriculture only those lands where potential production is high, while degradation risk is low. To meet these requirements, knowledge and information about how land potential varies at field...Read More
Liberia

Liberia: Land Governance Support Activity

Conflict | Customary and Community Tenure | Women's Empowerment
Active Project
The Land Governance Support Activity (LGSA) supports the establishment of more effective land governance systems, ready to implement comprehensive reforms to improve equitable access to land and security of tenure, so as to facilitate inclusive sustained growth and development, ensure peace and security, and provide sustainable management of the environment. LGSA is applying USAID’s collaborating,...Read More
Philippines

Philippines: Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity

Business Enabling Environment | Economic Growth | Sustainable Urbanization
Active Project
With wealth concentrated in Metro Manila and a few other primary cities, secondary and tertiary cities must elevate their role in spreading economic development. The Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) Project is a five-year, $47.8 million project, which fosters the development of conditions for broad-based, inclusive and resilient economic growth for a critical...Read More