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Results from the Preliminary Impact Study of the RELAPU Project´s Work in Teso Sub-Region, Eastern Uganda

Responsible Land Policy in Uganda (RELAPU) is a project implemented by the German International Cooperation (GIZ) and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). BMZ created the Special Initiative “One World, No Hunger”, aimed to eradicate extreme hunger and poverty. Within this special initiative, RELAPU is part of the Global Programme on Responsible Land Policy presently implemented in eight countries. It contributes to the overall goal of the initiative through documenting land use or ownership rights for the rural smallholder farmer households.

RELAPU is currently implemented in four regions of Uganda: West Nile, Lango, Buganda and Teso, and works on land rights documentation in two of the four tenure systems of Uganda: Mailo and Customary Land. In Teso, the project has been working since 2016 in the districts of Soroti and Katakwi. In Soroti, implementation takes place in the three sub-counties of Katine, Asuret and Tubur, in Katakwi in the two sub-counties of Omodoi and Toroma.

The overall objective of this preliminary impact assessment, conducted in January 2020, was to document the current impact of the RELAPU project after 3.5 years of project implementation. The guiding question was to assess  whether the project has achieved its aim to improve secure access to land in its project areas and whether this has contributed to the reduction of poverty and hunger.

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