Community land rights open investment opportunities in global south

The devolution of land tenure rights to forest-dwelling communities over the past quarter century has led to the development of entrepreneurial initiatives with substantial positive socio-economic outcomes for livelihoods, according to a leading scientist.

PIM at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2018

The annual World Bank's Land and Poverty conference (March 19-23, 2018) will present the latest research and practice on the diversity of reforms, interventions, and innovations in the land sector around the world. See how PIM participates in the conference.

Innovative approaches to gender and land tenure

Land is instrumental for human development and poverty alleviation in both forested and agricultural landscapes. However, gender inequalities highly affect the ability to access and control such an important resource. Join the Infopoint Lunchtime conference organized by the EC’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) on February 23 to learn more about the >> Read more

New paper explores the effect of land access on youth employment and migration decisions in rural Ethiopia

How does the amount of land that youth expect to inherit affect their migration and employment decisions? The new AJAE article by Kosec et al. explores this question in the context of rural Ethiopia.

Gender matters in Forest Landscape Restoration: A framework for design and evaluation

A new brief provides a framework and set of recommendations for enhancing gender equality and women’s rights in and through Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) initiatives. It presents key considerations for gender-responsive FLR, drawing on lessons from the wider gender and natural resource management literature, ongoing and past restoration, and relevant initiatives to alter local land uses for global conservation and development goals.