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Land and Resource Rights for Economic Growth

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.

Date & Time

Mar. 12, 2018
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Land and Resource Rights for Economic Growth

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.

Join us for a conversation with representatives from USAID projects in Burma, Ghana, Paraguay, Vietnam, and Zambia on documenting household and community land rights. Panelists will share lessons learned on what works (and what doesn’t) across culture and geographies, and offer their recommendations for future projects.

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