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Drawing upon the experience of USAID's E3/Land Office managing 8 impact evaluations and providing technical assistance in the field, M.Mercedes Stickler, Senior Land Governance and Evaluation Advisor for the E3/Land Office, presents practical tips for evidence-based programming in the USAID context. This presentation was given at the USAID Environmental Officers Conference on...
 
In Tanzania, USAID trains youth to map and record rural land rights with an easy-to-use smartphone app—MAST. The process allows local people to receive government-issued Certificates of Customary Rights of Occupancy (CCROs) for their land. The CCROs, paired with USAID-delivered training on land laws and women’s land rights, are increasing tenure security, empowering women, and...
 
The Mobile Application to Secure Tenure (MAST) is an easy-to-use, open-source smartphone application that can capture information needed to issue documentation of formal or customary land rights. More information and stories on USAID's mobile technology can be found at: usaidlandtenure.net/land-and-technology.
 
Innovative tools and emerging technologies in the land sector offer new potential to improve the lives of women and men around the world. Rapid developments in technology are making it possible to solve development challenges in ways that seemed impossible just a few short years ago. Tools—such as smartphone apps that help people map and certify land; an open-source database that...
 
On October 27, 2015, from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT, USAID, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Landesa hosted a panel event to discuss the intersection of women's empowerment, land rights and food security at IFPRI's headquarters at 2033 K St NW, Washington, DC. Chris Jochnick, one of the panelists and Landesa's CEO, went into greater detail with three...
 
On October 27, 2015, from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT, USAID, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Landesa hosted a panel event to discuss the intersection of women's empowerment, land rights and food security at IFPRI's headquarters at 2033 K St NW, Washington, DC. Susan Markham, one of the panelists and USAID's Gender Coordinator, went into greater detail...
 
Throughout much of the developing world women have fewer rights and less access to one of the most important livelihood assets: land. While situations vary across countries and contexts, in general, women own less land than men. Moreover, the land that women do control tends to be smaller in size and inferior in quality to land controlled by men. This often limits women’s...
 
IFAD's Harold Liversage discusses the impacts of land tenure on youth with USAID's Land Tenure and Resource Management Office as part of the "Ask the Expert" series on land tenure.
 
Yuliya Neyman, a Land Governance and Legal Advisor in USAID's Land Tenure and Resource Management Office, talks to Agrilinks about issues of land tenure, rights and governance ahead of the July 29, 2015 Ag Sector Council webinar, "This Land Is Whose Land? Navigating Issues of Land Rights and Governance."
 
Why Land Still Matters: Three Years of the Voluntary Guidelines - Where Are We and Where Are We Going? To mark the three year anniversary of the endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT), USAID’s Land Tenure and Resource Management Office hosted an online panel discussion on May 7, 2015, which featured discussants from key stakeholder...
 

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