USAID LAND TENURE and PROPERTY RIGHTS PORTAL

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

There are two tools that offer methodologies to guide USAID mission programming:

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See USAID http://www.usaid.gov/who-we-are/agency-policy/series-500.