The Property Rights and Resource Governance (PRRG) Project was a six-year global program focused on efforts to support property rights and natural resources governance. This program included the development of analytical tools that USAID used to support land tenure and property rights (LTPR) programming. Specifically, these focused on LTPR assessments, LTPR impact evaluations, LTPR sequencing, and the specific nuance associated with LTPR and women/vulnerable groups, and LTPR and post-conflict/stabililzation settings.
Property Rights and Natural Resource Management (GLT 2) provided short- and medium-term technical assistance to address land tenure and property rights issues related to strategic programming/results frameworks, impact monitoring and assessments, tailored tenure and property rights training courses, tenure and property rights assessments, land tenure, and conflict mitigation, among other services. The team conducted a systematic review of lessons learned and best practices in the sequencing of land tenure and property rights reform worldwide.
The Knowledge Management and Technical Support Services (KMTSS) project provided Knowledge Management support to the Land Tenure and Property Rights (LTPR) Division based on needs identified through a consultation process; and assisted in the development and implementation of a communication strategy. USAID’s LTPR Division had produced a significant amount of information over the past decade, which was continually being built upon and enhanced. From 2010-2011 alone, the LTPR Division more than doubled in size.
The purpose of the Evaluation, Research and Communication (ERC) project is to create, expand, and communicate the results of evidence-based knowledge around best land tenure and property rights practices in order to enhance internal USAID and external USG learning, guide program design and implementation, and make the most effective use of limited development resources to accomplish key USG development objectives.