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Webinar: Land Tenure in Tanzania

Join USAID LandLinks, the Global Donor Working Group on Land, and the FAO for an online event exploring land tenure and property rights in Tanzania. This webinar will be presented by the primary author of USAID’s updated Tanzania Land Tenure Country Profile, Dr. Maureen Moriarty-Lempke. Stay tuned following the Tanzania discussion for a 15-minute overview…Read More

Unleashing Prosperity

How government capacity building in planning and resource mobilization delivers significant results that catalyze rural development in Colombia’s underserved regions Originally appeared on Exposure. NEARLY TEN YEARS AGO, THE GOVERNOR OF CESAR CAME TO THE SMALL OUTPOST OF LA CONQUISTA, DEEP IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE SIERRA PERIJÁ, WITH A PLAN TO REINVIGORATE THE ECONOMY…Read More

Land Matters Media Scan – 16 May 2017

Here are the recent land tenure and resource management media items: USAID The Role of Land in Financing Infrastructure in Cities (5/11/17) Source: USAID LandLinks Rural Tanzanians Map Their Country’s Future (5/15/17) Source: USAID LandLinks USAID Leads Conference on Sustainable Land Governance (5/15/17) Source: USAID LandLinks Upcoming Events Webinar: Tanzania Country Profile (5/24/17) Source: USAID…Read More

Rural Tanzanians Map Their Country’s Future

Originally appeared on FrontLines. It is mid-morning in Kiponzelo village and already the sun weighs heavily on the Tanzanian landscape. As noon approaches, 23-year-old Gaspar Bangi picks his way through the scrub, trailing one of several surveying teams at work in the community. Guided by a local farmer, Bangi skirts the boundary between two fields,…Read More

USAID Leads Conference on Sustainable Land Governance

Originally appeared in USAID SURGE Project’s Cities Development Initiative Newsletter. More than 350 experts and delegates gathered in Manila to exchange best practices and new approaches in land reform during the Conference on Sustainable Land Governance on February 8 to 9, 2017. The conference was organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through…Read More

The Role of Land in Financing Infrastructure in Cities

Originally appeared on USAID’s UrbanLinks. Cities of the developing world face a daunting challenge in accessing the financing required to build infrastructure and deliver services for their growing populations. The estimated global infrastructure investment required from 2013 through 2030 ranges from $57 trillion to $67 trillion (covering transport, water, and telecoms, but not schools or…Read More