USAID LAND TENURE and PROPERTY RIGHTS PORTAL

Commentary

The 2015 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty will take place at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on March 23 - 27, 2015. The theme of the 16th annual conference is "Linking Land Tenure and Use for Shared Prosperity.”
 
Guest commentary by Amanda Richardson, Resource Equity, and Ailey Kaiser Hughes, Landesa. A growing body of evidence shows a correlation between gender-based violence (GBV) and land rights. Awareness of the possible GBV implications of land interventions is critical to understanding impacts on women.
 
On Friday, February 13, 2015 USAID sponsored a panel discussion on the topic: Land Tenure and Disasters. The event highlighted the important linkages that exist between land tenure and disaster planning and recovery.
 
Continuing our series on participatory approaches to stregthen land tenure programming, this week, we will share the final example from our work in Guinea, where USAID’s Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD) II project conducted a participatory review of the artisanal diamond mining sector as part of an exercise to identify areas that may contain alluvial...
 
Five years after the devastating January 2010 earthquake, land tenure and property rights issues remain central to ongoing recovery, reconstruction, and broader development efforts in Haiti.
 

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