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The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.

Responsibilities

We are responsible for:

  • honouring the UK’s international commitments and taking action to achieve the United Nations’ Global Goals
  • making British aid more effective by improving transparency, openness and value for money
  • targeting British international development policy on economic growth and wealth creation
  • improving the coherence and performance of British international development policy in fragile and conflict-affected countries
  • improving the lives of girls and women through better education and a greater choice on family planning
  • preventing violence against girls and women in the developing world
  • helping to prevent climate change and encouraging adaptation and low-carbon growth in developing countries

Priorities

  • Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  • Strengthening resilience and response to crisis
  • Promoting global prosperity
  • Tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable
  • Delivering value for money

UK Department for International Development Resources

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2016 Testing of a New Survey Module on Perceptions of Land Tenure Security in Nine Countries

Reports & Research
March, 2017
Egypt, Tanzania, Nigeria, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Indonesia, Greece

This report presents results from nationally representative surveys with 1,000 residents aged 15 and older in eight countries — Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Nigeria, Peru and Tanzania — and with 3,000 residents in India. Each survey attained comprehensive coverage of both urban and rural areas of the country using multi-stage stratified cluster sampling.1 Standardized interviewer and supervisor training, as well as robust validation of data collection/data entry, help to ensure rigorous quality standards. 

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Can technology revolutionise efforts to secure land rights?

Policy Papers & Briefs
March, 2017
Global

This LEGEND bulletin considers the impact that new technology can have on documenting land rights and democratising access to land data around the world.

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Reports & Research
February, 2017
Global

The Portfolio Overview provides a global overview of DFID's programmes working on land issues and highlights lessons and trends emerging from major land programmes over recent years.

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Harnessing the law for fairer agricultural investments

Policy Papers & Briefs
January, 2017
Global

This LEGEND bulletin takes stock of some of the recent experience in legal empowerment. The result is a kaleidoscope of approaches operating at different levels, but pursuing broadly converging agendas.

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Journal Articles & Books
December, 2016
Africa

While academics have largely shifted their focus from ‘women in development’ to addressing women and men as
part of broader ‘gendered’ social relations, this shift is yet to be fully translated into development practice. This
requires development practitioners to be sensitive to local contexts and to the various inequalities they contain
with regards to land rights and land use (based on class, gender, age, migration status etc.).

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Policy Papers & Briefs
November, 2016
Liberia

Agriculture and mining are increasingly driving deforestation in Liberia, as trees are cleared to make way for plantations and mines. The environmental impacts of deforestation are devastating, but the people and communities who live in the forest are also at risk.

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Focus on Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda

Policy Papers & Briefs
October, 2016
Global

In this LEGEND bulletin, specialists from civil society, academia and development practice review how the latest draft of the New Urban Agenda addresses key issues around urban land.

They also assess whether the commitments are likely to deliver more sustainable urban development and flag up key land related topics for monitoring during implementation.

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Manuals & Guidelines
July, 2016
Global

This topic guide for government agencies, service providers and other practitioners examines various dimensions of governance that are key to deliver appropriate benefit-sharing, ensure sustainable exploitation, minimise conflict over access and control, and maximise the contribution of resources to economies. This includes decentralised and collaborative governance, multi-level and adaptive governance, and the roles of institutions and politics.

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Focus on the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2016

Policy Papers & Briefs
May, 2016
Global

This LEGEND bulletin provides an overview of the main themes discussed and key messages identified by the LEGEND Core Land Support Team (CLST) during the 17th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty.

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Reports & Research
May, 2016
Global

This Analytical Paper explores legacy land issues as they affect agribusiness investments in low- and middle-income countries.

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