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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2018
    Global

    The USAID's Investor Survey on Land Rights aimed to provide a more systematic understanding of the drivers of tenure risk to land-based investments from the perspective of the private sector, and of how investors and operators assess, mitigate and are affected by such risks. The findings from the survey will provide readers with useful insights into the current treatment of land tenure risks in land-based investments.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2013
    Mozambique

    O objectivo deste estudo e desta missão é contribuir para a compreensão e ajudar no desenvolvimento de um consenso sobre as oportunidades e desafios colocados à competitividade e ao crescimento económico de Moçambique, como resultado da actual grande expansão de exploração de recursos naturais. A missão identificou a competitividade, os desafios e os problemas de crescimento, e preparou esboços de trabalho para futuras pesquisas sobre a competitividade e o crescimento em Moçambique, no contexto da potencial “Doença Holandesa”.

  3. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    February, 2015
    Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

    To accompany the training video (available here) produced by USAID-funded programs GREEN Mekong and USAID LEAF Asia, a discussion guide is now available for trainers and grassroots facilitators to delve deeper into the gender aspect of social equity in terms of forest-based climate change initiatives, including REDD+. The questions in the guide will help facilitate discussions concerning forest management practices and forest governance in the local and institutional contexts.

  4. Library Resource
    January, 2013
    Tajikistan

    As the USAID Land Reform Project in Tajikistan comes to a close this month, there has been an increase in publicity for its achievements. An article highlighting a recent event to celebrate the project’s accomplishments and the work of the Tajik government in advancing land reform was featured in local media and a Feed the Future press release. Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.

  5. Library Resource
    January, 2013

    This article focuses on recent policy changes implemented by the Government of Tanzania. The Government has been criticized in local and international media for supporting harmful large-scale land acquisitions. In response, policy makers have placed a cap on transfer size: investors can acquire no more than 10,000 hectares for sugar production and no more than 5,000 hectares for rice production (two key agricultural commodities in the country). But will a cap stop harmful transfers? Maybe, but caps are not necessarily the “major step” that the article suggests.

  6. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    The heads of four Rome-based agencies write about the opportunities to align food security initiatives and sustainable development as part of the Rio+20 agenda in a recent post to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs blog, Global Food For Thought. The article mentions the importance of strong tenure systems and notes that countries can use the Voluntary Guidelines for reference in drafting land and other resource administration laws.

  7. Library Resource
    April, 2013
    Colombia

    On April 30, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah will attend a land restitution event in Colombia, where he will witness the transfer of land titles to individuals who have been displaced by the country’s internal conflict. Inequitable land distribution - an estimated 0.4% of the population owns 62% of the country’s best land - was a fundamental driver of the long-running conflict, which has caused an estimated 4 million Colombians to become internally displaced.

  8. Library Resource
    September, 2014
    Central African Republic, Congo, Guinea, Liberia

    In Forécariah, Guinea, a remote-controlled mini-helicopter provided in cooperation with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) is helping the Government of Guinea and the local community aerially map the most likely locations of diamond deposits. That information will enable miners to lease parcels of land that are more likely to generate a return on their investment, the Government of Guinea to better monitor and regulate artisanal mining, and farmers to grow crops on surrounding land with fewer conflicts.

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