Land Tenure and Property Rights Tools
The tools are intended to help USAID technical staff as well as other U.S. Government personnel and development practitioners understand:
1) USAID’s programming approach to land tenure and property rights issues,
2) Recommended interventions for different asset and social classes,
3) Considerations for sequencing interventions in order to maximize impact, and
4) Assessment and evaluation of LTPR issues and projects.
LTPR and other development professionals outside the U.S. Government are also likely to find the tools useful in their own context for the reasons listed above.
How to use the tools
The suite of tools guide users through the assessment of issues and constraints regarding LTPR and resource domains, specifically minerals, trees and forests, freshwater lakes, rivers, and groundwater. Users should begin with the Land Tenure and Property Rights (LTPR) Framework, which introduces themes, definitions, and the LTPR matrix. The matrix helps users identify the “universe” of possible LTPR constraints and interventions and the causal linkages between them. There are five matrix overlays that guide users through additional constraint and intervention considerations
- Overlay 1: Land Tenure and Property Rights Matrix;
- Overlay 2: Freshwater Lakes, Rivers, and Groundwater Matrix;
- Overlay 3: Minerals Matrix;
- Overlay 4: Trees and Forests Matrix; and
- Overlay 5: Women, Land, and Resources Matrix.
There are two tools that offer methodologies to guide USAID mission programming:
- The LTPR Situation Assessment and Intervention Planning (SAIP) Tool helps USAID missions assess LTPR issues and determine how these contribute to or impede realization of development objectives.
- The LTPR Impact Evaluation Tool provides a methodology for designing evaluations around the outcomes and impacts of land and natural resource tenure and property rights programming.