USAID Land Tenure Projects

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.

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Central African Republic

Artisanal Mining and Property Rights (AMPR)

Artisanal and Small-scale Mining | Conflict
Active Project
Promoting legal, responsible diamond and gold supply chains and strengthening social cohesion in the Central African Republic (CAR). The Artisanal Mining and Property Rights (AMPR) project is a Task Order under the Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights (STARR) II Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quality Contract (IDIQ), centrally managed by E3’s Land and Urban Office in Washington....Read More
Global

Communications, Evidence and Learning (CEL)

Climate Change and Natural Resource Management | Conflict | Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance | Economic Growth | Natural Resource Management | Women's Empowerment
Active Project
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...Read More
Ethiopia

Feed the Future Ethiopia Land Governance Activity

Economic Growth | Food Security | Pastoralism | Women's Empowerment
Active Project
Securing land rights of pastoral communities and strengthening urban land administration institutions in Ethiopia The Feed the Future Ethiopia Land Governance Activity (Activity) is a five-year, $10.9 million Task Order (TO) under the Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights (STARR) II Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract. The Activity helps strengthen Ethiopia’s land governance institutions to...Read More
Tajikistan

Feed the Future Tajikistan Land Market Development Activity

Business Enabling Environment | Economic Growth | Food Security | Women's Empowerment
Active Project
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. However, without a functioning land market, recent gains in land reform may...Read More
Haiti

Haiti: Leveraging Land in Haiti Project

Active Project
The Leveraging Land in Haiti Project will use technology and data, community mapping, and interactive training to strengthen land rights administration and land tenure security in the country. Background 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...Read More
Multi-Country: Zambia, Ghana, Mozambique, India

Integrated Land and Resource Governance (ILRG)

Climate Change and Natural Resource Management | Natural Resource Management | Women's Empowerment | Economic Growth | Conflict
Active Project
Overview  The majority of land in developing countries is not documented, and hundreds of millions of households in rural and urban areas lack secure rights to the land and resources they live and rely on. This impacts their ability and incentive to make long-term investments and it often limits access to finance. As a result,...Read More

Land Advisors Program

Active Project
The Land Advisors Program expands USAID’s cadre of land ambassadors from Missions and across sectors by building the capacity of USAID staff in land and resource governance (LRG) programming. The program is open only to USAID staff. The Advisors Program empowers these USAID land ambassadors to: Advocate for increased LRG programming within their Mission or...Read More
Colombia

Land for Prosperity Activity

Women's Empowerment | Youth | Economic Growth
Active Project
Unclear land tenure and property rights paired with insufficient or nonexistent basic services have hindered agricultural and economic development in Colombia’s rural areas for decades. The lack of formal land rights inhibits economic growth, fuels illicit economies and activities, creates violence and social tension, and sets the stage for land appropriation. Women, ethnic communities, and...Read More
Liberia

Liberia: Land Governance Support Activity

Conflict | Customary and Community Tenure | Women's Empowerment
Active Project
The Land Governance Support Activity (LGSA) supports the establishment of more effective land governance systems, ready to implement comprehensive reforms to improve equitable access to land and security of tenure, so as to facilitate inclusive sustained growth and development, ensure peace and security, and provide sustainable management of the environment. LGSA is applying USAID’s collaborating,...Read More
Philippines

Philippines: Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity

Sustainable Urbanization | Business Enabling Environment | Economic Growth
Active Project
With wealth concentrated in Metro Manila and a few other primary cities, secondary and tertiary cities must elevate their role in spreading economic development. The Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) Project is a five-year, $47.8 million project, which fosters the development of conditions for broad-based, inclusive and resilient economic growth for a critical...Read More
Mozambique

Supporting the Policy Environment for Economic Development (SPEED+)

Economic Growth
Active Project
SPEED+ Is working to further develop a favorable business environment to attract investment and expand markets, with the goal of contributing to inclusive economic growth and the conservation of natural resources. The project works across critical sectors to link together reforms across four components: (1) agriculture, (2) trade and business enabling environment, (3) power and...Read More
Tanzania

Tanzania: Feed the Future Tanzania Land Tenure Assistance Activity

Customary and Community Tenure | Economic Growth | Food Security | Women's Empowerment
Active Project
While Tanzania’s legal framework provides clear land tenure protections for men and women alike, village-level land tenure is frequently not secure and is often susceptible to outside interests. The land in many villages is typically not mapped, demarcated according to use, or registered—and there is significant disparity in how investors access land in Tanzania. Each...Read More
Ukraine

Ukraine: Agriculture and Rural Development Support

Business Enabling Environment | Economic Growth | Food Security
Active Project
The Agriculture and Rural Development Support (ARDS) project will support broad-based, resilient economic growth through a more inclusive, competitive, and better governed agriculture sector that provides attractive livelihoods to rural Ukrainians. The project consists of three components: Improve enabling environment and governance of the agricultural sector; Increase investment, productivity, employment, and incomes in the agricultural sector;...Read More
Democratic Republic of Congo

Zahabu Safi (Commercially Viable Conflict-Free Gold Project – CVCFG)

Artisanal and Small-scale Mining | Economic Growth
Active Project
Overview  Zahabu Safi (The Commercially Viable Conflict-Free Gold Project – CVCFG) is an economic development initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The goal of the project is to establish a conflict-free artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) gold supply chain originating from eastern...Read More