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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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Climate Risk Profile Uzbekistan
Reports & Research
August, 2018
Uzbekistan

This profile provides an overview of climate risk issues in Uzbekistan, including how climate change will potentially impact five key sectors in the country: agriculture, water, tourism, ecosystems, human health, and infrastructure. The brief also includes an overview of historical and future climate trends in Uzbekistan, the policy context outlining existing climate risk strategies and plans developed by  Uzbekistan, and a list of ongoing projects that focus on climate adaptation.

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Property Rights and Resource Governance: Afghanistan

USAID Country Profile

Reports & Research
May, 2018
Afghanistan

Afghanistan continues to struggle to overcome decades of war and civil strife. Its political context remains complex and dominated by the Taliban insurgency, narcotics production, weak governance and incomplete rule of law. After more than fifteen years of state building Afghanistan remains a fragile state.

Library Resource
Reports & Research
March, 2018
Global

The USAID's Investor Survey on Land Rights aimed to provide a more systematic understanding of the drivers of tenure risk to land-based investments from the perspective of the private sector, and of how investors and operators assess, mitigate and are affected by such risks. The findings from the survey will provide readers with useful insights into the current treatment of land tenure risks in land-based investments.

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Women's Land Rights in Liberia in Law, Practice, and Future Reforms cover image

LGSA Women's Land Rights Study

Reports & Research
March, 2018
Liberia

Land is the most important asset for many rural Liberian women and men, and is often a family’s primary source of cash income, food and nutritional security, health care, and education. Though women play a central role in agricultural production in Liberia, women’s rights and access to land are often not equal to those of men due to biases in the formal legal framework and customary law.

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Training Resources & Tools
January, 2018
Global

E3/Land designs and implements training activities that build the capacity of USAID, the United States Government, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders to better understand and address land tenure issues. In-person trainings can be Washington D.C.-based as well as regional, and some trainings are online, such as the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If you have any questions about trainings and MOOCs or if you cannot locate a specific activity that you are looking for, please contact E3/Land.

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