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.
Legal and responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) supply chains can promote peace and stability and provide livelihoods for men and women. However, the ASM sector remains largely informal and rife with criminal activity and corruption. The majority of ASM diamond and gold exports flow through illegal channels, depriving governments of revenues, with diggers and miners suffering from conflict and violence.
The Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) Communications, Evidence and Learning (CEL) project is a field support mechanism available to provide technical assistance to USAID field missions and Washington operating units. Funding for CEL derives from the Land and Urban Office and the Office of Local Sustainability, complemented by the following E3 Bureau offices: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, Global Climate Change and Planning Learning and Coordination.
The goal of the Activity is to assist the Government of Ethiopia (GoE), its regions, and its citizens in strengthening land governance, increasing incomes, reducing conflict, and supporting well-planned urbanization, thereby contributing to the country’s Second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II). To help achieve these goals, the Activity will work in close partnership with relevant institutions in the GoE, Ethiopian universities and research institutions, and other development partners operating in the land, agriculture, pastoralism, and other development sectors to implement activities.
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.
In Haiti, a complex and ambiguous land tenure system hampers economic and social development. Many families in Haiti are living informally on public lands without access to basic services. Meanwhile, the lack of accurate land registries coupled with complex legal processes lead to difficulties managing land at all levels. Moreover, municipalities have little incentive to provide services to households that pay no taxes or fees on public lands.
The Improving Land Access for Women (ILAW) Activity is a three-year, $5.25 million Task Order under the Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights II Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract. ILAW's core goal is to increase social cohesion, reduce land conflicts, and empower women to contribute to their communities economically by strengthening their legal access to land in the Northern and Western regions of Côte d'Ivoire.
USAID’s Integrated Land and Resource Governance (ILRG) program is a flexible field support mechanism that works with USAID Missions to provide both short- and long-term assistance. The program gives USAID operating units and missions around the world an opportunity to request support for a wide array of services to improve land and resource governance, strengthen property rights, and build resilient livelihoods as the foundation for strong economic growth, stability, resilience, and self-reliance.
The Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) activity provides on-demand support services and technical assistance for USAID Missions, Bureaus, and Independent Offices across a wide array of environmental and natural resource management issues.