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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.

United States Agency for International Development Resources

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Road map para a revisão da lei de terras

Legislation & Policies
April, 2016
Mozambique

Este Road Map tem como objectivo propôr os aspectos principais e os passos a seguir para iniciar, acompanhar e contribuir para uma revisão da actual Lei de Terras (LT -Lei 19/97 de 199 de Outubro). A revisão da Lei implica também a subsequente revisão dos instrumentos implementadores, nomeadamente Decretos e Diplomas Ministeriais conexos aprovados desde 1997.

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Institutional & promotional materials
December, 2015
South-Eastern Asia

This two-part infographic explains the importance of social equity in forests and the basics on putting it into practice. The infographic defines equity and provides an easy to understand overview of the key elements that will empower forest-dependent communities. Through understanding equity, forest communities will better understand their rights and be prepared to participate in the decision-making process so they gain a fair share of benefits from forest resources.

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Cover photo
Policy Papers & Briefs
December, 2015
Tanzania

Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) have the potential to benefit both people and wildlife in Tanzania. But are Tanzanian communities earning enough from WMAs to want to protect the wildlife that live on their land? This policy brief addresses this question by examining two WMAs in the Tarangire ecosystem and looking at their performance and revenue streams. This reveals that while communities are earning some income, the WMAs do not yet have enough funds to cover management and wildlife protection costs.

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Legislation & Policies
October, 2015
Mozambique

The objective of this Road Map is to propose the main aspects to consider and steps to take to initiate, monitor and contribute to the review of the current Land Law (LL – Law 19/97, of October 1). The review of this law entails the subsequent review of its implementing instruments, namely the associated Decrees and Ministerial Diplomas approved since 1997.

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How to improve Mozambican land legislation

Legislation & Policies
October, 2015
Mozambique

The ultimate objective of the report is to encourage greater and more productive investment on land,

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Como melhorar a legislação fundiária de Moçambique

Legislation & Policies
October, 2015
Mozambique

O objectivo último deste relatório é encorajar mais e maior investimento na terra, incluindo encontrando formas de tornar o acesso à terra mais fácil para os investidores privados. No seguimento de uma análise abrangente da lei da terra e de outras leis pertinentes, o relatório identifica problemas com o quadro jurídico existente e propõe “opções e recomendações para melhorar os instrumentos legais actuais, com vista a agilizar os procedimentos administrativos para obtenção fácil do aceso à terra (DUAT) e promover o investimento na terra”.

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Conference Papers & Reports
October, 2015
Mozambique

Oportunidades, Desafios, e Prioridades.

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Videos
May, 2015
Global

Why Land Still Matters: Three Years of the Voluntary Guidelines - Where We Are and Where We Are Going Moderator: Heath Cosgrove, USAID's Land Tenure and Resource Management Office Panelists: Paul Munro-Faure, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations; Annalisa Mauro, International Land Coalition (ILC); and Dr. Joan Cuka Kagwanja, Land Policy Initiative, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

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April, 2015
Namibia

In celebration of this year's Earth Day, we sat down with World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Chris Weaver over Skype to discuss the links between secure land and resource rights and WWF's conservation work in Namibia. Mr. Weaver has been the director of WWF’s Namibia program since 1993, providing guidance and assistance to Namibian partner organizations in the development of one of the world’s most highly regarded community conservation programs. During the discussion, Mr. Weaver shared four key ingredients to achieve positive conservation outcomes:

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April, 2015
Zambia

Each quarter we will interview an expert whose work touches on aspects of land tenure and resource management. These will include evaluation specialists, country experts or USAID staff.
Our first interview is with Dr. Lauren Persha, Assistant Professor in Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Persha is a member of the core research team of the Impact Evaluation of USAID’s Tenure and Global Climate Change (TGCC) project in Zambia. The Impact Evaluation team’s work was presented at this year’s World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty.

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