On May 9, 2012, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) adopted a landmark document laying out principles and internationally accepted standards on land governance and tenure security – the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT). Members of the Global Donor Working Group on Land (GDWGL) actively supported both technically and financially the inception of the VGGT and their formulation. Since that time, the global land tenure community, including the CFS, has worked to put the VGGT into practice.
With a global portfolio of 714 projects in 134 countries, the GDWGL aims to strengthen land governance worldwide and drive implementation of the VGGT through selected initiatives that foster transparency, responsibility and accountability by all stakeholders at international, regional, national and local levels. We think that exchange of information, lesson learning, coordination among donors and cooperation on joint actions wherever suitable is key to contributing to the implementation of the VGGT, linking VGGT with other high level processes such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (RAI), and improving global land governance.
To achieve this objective, members of the GDWGL have adopted a three-year road map (2014-2017). Download the policy brief to learn more about the contribution of our group to the implementation of the VGGT.
Members of the Group
ADA, AFD, BMEL, BMZ, DFID, EC, GIZ, MoFA-Austria, MoFA Denmark, MoFA-Finland, MoFA France, MoFA-Netherlands, SDC, Sida, FAO, JICA, IFAD, MCC, USAID, DFATD-Canada, UNHABITAT, WB and IFC.