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Land Disputes & Conflict: Finding Solutions

by Christin VanZant last modified Aug 05, 2017 06:30 PM
Contributors: USAID E3/Land and Urban Office
July #LandMatters Newsletter

New Project to Scale MAST:
Land Technology Solutions

USAID has launched a new program, Land Technology Solutions (LTS), that is designed to refine the Mobile Application to Secure Tenure (MAST) and support its expansion into new countries. LTS is an integrated knowledge transfer, capacity building, and technical assistance program that helps eligible countries rapidly deploy a customized version of MAST either as a stand-alone pilot project or an integrated activity supporting an existing program...

New Feature: USAID Land Champions

Each month, we will feature profiles of Land Champions within USAID to learn about their work on land tenure, property rights, and resource governance. This month's Land Champion is Kim Kim Yee, who is the Land Team Leader for USAID's E3/Land and Urban Office. She also manages the Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development project...

On the Blog: A Long-Term
Solution to Land Disputes

USAID's Caleb Stevens discusses land and conflict in Liberia, where 62 percent of Liberians said that land was the most important cause of violent conflict between communities, according to a 2008 survey. This is confirmed by 2013–2014 baseline data from USAID’s evaluation of a program intended to strengthen community land governance. Data showed that almost every community surveyed described an ongoing, protracted land dispute...

Updated Country Profile: Burkina Faso

Disputes over land are a widespread problem across Burkina Faso and may be increasing in frequency and scale. Primary drivers of conflict include population pressure, degradation of natural resources through mismanagement and possibly as a result of climate change, and multiple land tenure regimes – both legal and customary – that create confusion and openings for opportunism. Read the full profile and explore other recently updated country profiles, including Rwanda, Colombia, and Ethiopia...

In Brief: Land and Conflict

This brief examines the causes of land-related conflict and how these issues and opportunities change through the conflict cycle: before, during, and after violent conflict. This approach gives less attention to staples of the post-conflict land literature such as restitution and dispute management, but provides a more robust understanding of the longer-term challenges typically addressed by development rather than relief agencies...
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