March 20, 2017
DAI will present three papers at the annual World Bank Land and Poverty Conference this week in Washington, D.C. The Land Tenure and Property Rights team will share key lessons learned on the use of public-private partnerships in land administration in Cape Verde, the challenges of large-scale rural land certification and administration in Ethiopia, and the impact of infrastructure investments on land and livelihoods in Ghana.
One of the leading international events on land governance, the Land and Poverty Conference brings together 1,200 participants from government, academia, civil society, and the private sector to discuss the latest theories, best practices, and innovations for land tenure reform from around the world. Titled “Responsible Land Governance: Towards an Evidence-Based Approach,” this year’s meeting focuses on the role of data and evidence in implementing land policy reform.
Conference attendees and presenters from DAI include, from left, Andy Smith, Ian Rose, Ann Kinsley, Bernice Sam, John Maris, John Leckie, Felicity Buckle, and Clive English.
“We are excited to share learning from our land work in Africa and look forward to contributing to the conversation on ways to improve land tenure and property rights for all,” said Ian Rose, DAI’s Senior Principal Global Practice Specialist for Land Tenure and Property Rights.
A new issue of DAI’s Developing Alternatives journal on Making Land Rights Real is being published to coincide with the conference.
DAI works across all types of tenure systems—customary, private, and public—to strengthen the security and rights of land holders through institutional reforms and local capacity building.
In addition to the three projects presented at the conference, DAI currently implements land programs in Malawi and Tanzania, and in the past has led land and property right projects for the U.K. Department for International Development, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the European Union, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
DAI recently hosted a workshop in Kampala, Uganda, on the implementation of the country’s national land policy (NLP). The workshop presented the findings of a seven-week capacity assessment to support the implementation of the NLP.Read More