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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2012
    Global

    The first section of this issue brief reviews the largely under-recognized place of the ASM sector in national economies. Next, it describes briefly how ASM has been at the root of many resource conflicts in developing countries—particularly in west and central Africa. This is followed by a discussion of how the clarification of property rights contributes to the reduction of conflicts over mineral resources.

  2. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2013
    Global

    Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. The term “food security” is used to describe food availability, access, and use at many levels, including the global, national, local, household, and intra household levels.

  3. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2012
    Global

    The limited research on the benefits of women gaining secure rights to land and property suggest positive results: an increase in women’s participation in household decision-making; an increase in net household income; a reduction in domestic violence; an increased ability to prevent being infected by HIV/AIDS; and increased expenditures on food and education for children. Understanding the complexity surrounding women’s land rights is critical to ensuring that those rights are protected and improved.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2013
    Global

    This issue brief presents an overview of REDD+ and the associated tenure and property rights challenges and opportunities.
    Spanish Translation
    Release Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013File:  Land Tenure and REDD+: Risks to Property Rights and Opportunities for Economic Growth

  5. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2012
    Global

    In both climate change adaptation and mitigation, contentious struggles for access and control of resources may turn violent unless stakeholders from the local to the international scale engage in open and transparent processes to negotiate new rules of access to land and other natural resources. Dispute resolution must go hand-in-hand with policies to restructure both statutory and customary tenure. National and international policy makers are beginning to explore the place of property rights and resource tenure in the discussions of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.

  6. Library Resource
    April, 2015
    Global

    USAID works to improve land and resource governance and strengthen property rights for all members of society, especially women. Currently, USAID is working in 24 countries on land tenure issues and has committed US $300 million to these programs.

  7. Library Resource
    February, 2015
    Kosovo, Guinea

    In Guinea, USAID uses participatory approaches to identify areas for artisanal mining and to collect data on mining operations and resource rights.
    Continuing our series on participatory approaches to stregthen land tenure programming, this week, we will share the final example from our work in Guinea.

  8. Library Resource
    Maps
    October, 2014
    Global

    By Tim Fella, Land Tenure and Conflict Advisor, USAID. On October 15, I had the honor of presenting an updated version of the Global Donor Working Group on Land’s program database and map at a side event at the 41st plenary of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS).

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