Tools and Guides

This suite of tools is intended to provide background information and guide USAID staff, United States Government personnel and development practitioners to address land based programming and programming that incorporates elements related to land.

The U. S. Government is a global leader in the land and resource governance sector. Through international agreements, global coordination, and bi-lateral development assistance, the United States supports programs and policies that create more transparent, accountable, accessible, predictable and stable access to land and other resources, enabling more responsible private sector investment and fostering broad-based economic growth. To ensure that these programs meet the highest international standards for responsible and sustainable development, USAID has developed the following tools and guidelines for programming.


Available Tools and Resources

These toolkits can provide useful information for development practitioners related to programming challenges around cross-sector issues, including conflict, gender and natural resource management.

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.