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.

Guidelines

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.

Forest Carbon Rights Guidebook: A Tool for Framing Legal Rights to Carbon Benefits Generated Through REDD+ Programming

This guidebook is designed to enable development practitioners and policy makers to cultivate a deeper appreciation of carbon rights, the challenges associated with them, and their implications for REDD+ programming. Ultimately, the guidebook aims to assist practitioners to identify options for framing carbon rights in law that will yield positive outcomes for the environment and…Read More

Institutional Assessment Tool for Benefit Sharing Under REDD+

This tool is designed to help USAID staff prioritize support for capacity-building of new or existing institutions that manage and disburse equitable, efficient, and effective REDD+ benefits. STRUCTURE OF THE TOOL PART I. INSTITUTIONAL MAPPING Part I is designed to assist the researcher to map REDD+ benefit sharing institutions, in order to build an understanding…Read 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

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

Strengthening Land Tenure and Property Rights in Angola: A Profile and Planning Tool for Women and Other Disadvantaged Groups in Pilot Areas

This report documents findings from a field assessment on land access of women and Other Disadvantaged Groups (ODGs) that was conducted in August–September of 2007. The field assessment involved interviews with women’s groups, men’s groups, traditional leaders (sobas), local administrators, representatives from the formal court in the pilot sites for the project, as well as…Read More

Livelihoods and Conflict: a Toolkit for Intervention 2004

Conflict arises due to a complex set of variables coming together and reinforcing each other at multiple levels and at critical junctures of a country or region’s development. It leaves in its aftermath significant development and humanitarian challenges. USAID recognizes that conflict is an inherent and legitimate part of social and political life, and is…Read More