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About Us

We envision a world in which land governance systems, both formal and informal, are effective, accessible, and responsive for all. This is possible when land tenure and property rights are recognized as critical development issues and when the United States Government and its development partners demonstrate consistent attention and a firm commitment to supporting coordinated policies and programs that clarify and strengthen the land tenure and property rights of all members of society, enabling broad-based economic growth, gender equality, reduced incidence of conflicts, enhanced food security, improved resilience to climate change, and effective natural resource management.

Mission Statement

The USAID Land Tenure and Resource Management (LTRM) Office will lead the United States Government to realize international efforts—in accordance with the U.S. Government’s Land Governance Policy—to clarify and strengthen the land tenure and property rights of all members of society—individuals, groups and legal entities, including those individuals and groups that are often marginalized, and the LTRM Office will help ensure that land governance systems are effective, accessible, and responsive. We will achieve this by testing innovative models for securing land tenure and property rights and disseminating best practice as it relates to securing land rights and improving resource governance within the USG and our development partners.

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Library Resource
January, 2015
Kenya

The mobile technology used by USAID in Tanzania features spatial visualization of parcels.
Last week, we described how USAID uses participatory approaches to strengthen and secure land rights. This week, we highlight an innovative participatory approach to formalizing land rights using mobile phones.

Library Resource
January, 2015
Afghanistan

Participatory mapping workshop in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, September 13 -15, 2011. Photo credit: Tetra Tech / Gary Hunter and Anna Soave
This month, we are highlighting participatory approaches that make land tenure programming more inclusive, effective, and sustainable. USAID uses participatory approaches—approaches that engage local communities and beneficiaries in project design and management—in our efforts to secure and strengthen land tenure and property rights in projects around the world.

Library Resource
December, 2014
Ethiopia, Finland, Kenya, Sudan, Zambia

By M. Mercedes Stickler, Land Tenure and Evaluation Specialist, USAID.
Last month, I had the opportunity to take part in the inaugural Conference on Land Policy in Africa. This event—organized by the Land Policy Initiative—highlighted the fact that land is one of the most important development issues facing Africa today.

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Legislation & Policies
December, 2014
Mozambique

The current Regulation governs Petroleum Operations pursuant to Law n° 21/2014, of 18 August, and establishes the rules for awarding rights to perform the respective activity, with a view to securing that Petroleum Operations , and any infrastructure belonging or held by the right holder or by third parties, used in connection with Petroleum Operations , subject to Mozambican jurisdiction, including foreign flagged mobile infrastructure aimed at performing or assisting, be undertaken in a systematic way and in conditions that allow a coordinated and broad supervision.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
December, 2014
Central African Republic, Guinea, Honduras, Rwanda, Tajikistan

From negotiations over responsible agricultural investment in Rome to new research on gender equality in Rwanda to important steps in legal reform in Tajikistan, land rights continued to be a priority issue for the global community in 2014. Here are some of our favorite pieces on land rights from USAID and our partners from the past year.

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