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Land and Resource Rights for Economic Growth by Tetra Tech, Winrock International, USAID, and the World Resources Institute

March 12, 2018

Hundreds of millions of people around the world lack recognition of their rights to the land they live and depend on. Without legal recognition or basic documentation, people cannot plan for the future or invest in their land, even if they have lived and worked on it for decades. Over the past five years, USAID has worked with rural households, communities, indigenous peoples, private companies, and governments to recognize and document land rights and assess their impacts on local investments and sustainable land management.

Representatives from USAID projects in Burma, Ghana, Paraguay, Vietnam, and Zambia presented on documenting household and community land rights. Panelists shared lessons learned on what works (and what doesn’t) across culture and geographies, and offered their recommendations for future projects.


For more information, see the event resources.