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Cloudburst Group
Cloudburst Group


Postal address
8400 Corporate Drive
Suite 550
Landover, MD 20785-2238
Working languages

The Cloudburst Group (also known as Cloudburst Consulting Group) was founded in 2005 and is a registered small business providing management consulting services to public and private clients in the United States and internationally. We are a mission-driven organization, focused on providing solutions for issues around land, housing, and health. We are headquartered in the Washington DC area–in Landover, Maryland–with a network of satellite offices and consultants spread across the globe. Since our founding in 2005, The Cloudburst Group has grown to a staff of approximately 60 full-time professionals, complemented by a cadre of long-term and short-term consultants and partner organizations. We serve a growing number of clients in a variety of fields. To date, we have worked most with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).



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Agri-investments and land disputes - How to resolve pre-existing community conflicts over land identified for commercial or development projects (Briefing note)

Policy Papers & Briefs
Février, 2018

This note is for private sector project implementers and financers (development finance institutions, international development agencies, commercial lenders and equity investors) seeking to invest responsibly in new greenfield sites in low and middle- income countries. It aims to provide practical guidance on identifying and addressing community land conflicts to prevent them escalating into disputes between the project and local communities.

Community Land Conflicts: How Local Land Disputes Affect Private Sector Investments and Development Projects

Reports & Research
Octobre, 2017

This report provides information on due diligence and effective conflict management through consultation in the context of community land conflicts. It identifies some key steps to follow to integrate community land conflict into enhanced project risk assessments.



The implementation of Agro-forestry activities as a strategy to reduce land degradation in Timor-Leste

Evaluation, Research, and Communication (ERC)


The purpose of the Evaluation, Research and Communications (ERC) project is to create, expand, and communicate the results of evidence-based knowledge around best land tenure and property rights practices in order to enhance internal USAID and external USG learning, guide program design and implementation, and make the most effective use of limited development resources to accomplish key USG development objectives. Activities will support achievement of intermediate result 1.2 under Strategic Objective 1 of the Climate Change and Development Strategy, which notes USAID support for “ensuring the rights and engagement of local and indigenous communities” in conjunction with a focus on improving tools and capacity for land-use planning to reduce deforestation. ERC will also support biodiversity conservation through collection and dissemination of evidence-based knowledge on how secure land tenure and property rights can incentivize sustainable land use and protection of valuable ecosystems including the forest, water and wildlife within them. Work conducted under ERC should adopt a multidisciplinary approach to learning that aligns with USAID’s Evaluation and Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policies and that communicates results of evaluation and research using innovative, creative methods that target key audiences. This work will also contribute to USAID Forward.