The LEGEND Knowledge Management team has published a Portfolio Overview that looks across 24 DFID land programmes. It looks at how programmes are designed, where they work, what they do and how they have performed. It looks at both the main programmes that work on land governance and those that work on land to achieve a broader set of objectives.
The review provides findings for staff designing, managing and implementing programmes, including on how programmes have strengthened tenure security for women both through land registration programmes and alternative approaches such as legal empowerment. It finds that most programmes have performed well against expectations, and that building design on a good understanding of local practices and the political context is key to success.
By Giles Henley and Harriet Hoffler