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Landesa partners with governments and local organizations to ensure that the world’s poorest families have secure rights over the land they till. Founded as the Rural Development Institute, Landesa has helped more than 105 million poor families gain legal control over their land since 1967. When families have secure rights to land, they can invest in their land to sustainably increase their harvests and reap the benefits—improved nutrition, health, and education—for generations.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2014
Uganda

March 2014 –  This paper discusses a pragmatic, adaptive framework for understanding and taking action to strengthen women’s land tenure security in the context of customary tenure. The Framework defines secure land rights in terms of five elements, which each serves as the basis for distinct, measurable indicators upon which to base project assessment, design, and evaluation. 

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2014
Rwanda

March 2014 – This paper assesses the extent to which Rwanda’s progressive legal framework has eliminated gender-based discrimination in access and control over land by taking a nuanced look at women’s ability to make land-related decisions and at the factors that affect their decision-making power.

Reports & Research
December 2013
Southern Asia
India

January 14, 2014 — This study analyzing the impact of the Girls Project, a pilot program designed and implemented by a partnership between the Indian government and Landesa, has found that participating girls are more likely to: stay in school longer, marry later, inherit land, and have an economic asset in their name.

Reports & Research
October 2013
Ghana

October 2013 — This report analyses Ghana’s Land Bill, Draft 3, and provides recommendations for how the Bill could more clearly and adequately accomplish its stated purpose and reflect the principles and mandates of the Constitution and National Land Policy.

Journal Articles & Books
August 2013
India

A Collection of Case Studies from Indira Kranthi Patham of Andhra Pradesh and Kudumbashree Mission of Kerala

Manuals & Guidelines
August 2013
Global

This framework provides some assistance to understand the complex issues associated with women’s land rights. It consists of a set of questions to assess the current situation for women’s land rights in a specific country, state, or community.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
April 2012
Global

Property rights to land represent the key institutional asset on which rural people build their livelihoods. In fact, in many countries, landlessness is the best predictor of poverty. The nature of farmers’ property rights to land substantially impacts their willingness and ability to adopt productivity-enhancing inputs and investments.

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