Flagship 5 – Governance of Natural Resources: January – March 2018 updates


  • Colleagues from various CGIAR centers working under PIM's flagship 5 presented at the annual World Bank's Land and Poverty conference (March 19-23, 2018). List of sessions, presentations, and posters is available here. This ForestNews blog describes PIM-supported research presented at the conference which shows how private investment in community-owned resources can be a pathway to sustainable development.
  • On March 19, PIM and IFPRI hosted a lunchtime seminar “The African Land Policy Centre (ALPC): Establishing appropriate institutional mechanisms for implementation of the AU Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges in Africa”.  Attendees included colleagues from the African Land Policy Centre, the African Union Commission, IFPRI, International Land Coalition, IFAD, FAO, USAID, Millennium Challenge Corporation, SDC (Switzerland), GIZ, UN-Habitat, and Landesa.
  • RULAL (Rule All) is a land use planning board game designed to facilitate stakeholder cooperation by our Flagship 5 team in association with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and The Agro-Biodiversity Initiative (TABI), a long-term program of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of the Government of the Lao PDR and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Watch this video to learn more about the game.


Kosec, Katrina; Ghebru, Hosaena; Holtemeyer, Brian; Mueller, Valerie; Schmidt, Emily. The effect of land access on youth employment and migration decisions: Evidence from rural Ethiopia. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Article in press. First published online on December 28, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aax087

Meinzen-Dick, Ruth; Janssen, Marco A.; Kandikupp, Sandeep; Chaturvedi, Rahul; Rao, Kaushalendra; Theis, Sophie. 2018. Playing games to save water: Collective action games for groundwater management in Andhra Pradesh, India. World Development. Volume 107, July 2018, Pages 40-53 Available online 13 March 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.02.006 (Open Access)

Porcuna Ferrer, A. 2018. Do community seed banks contribute to socio-ecological resilience? The case of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, Guatemala. Bioversity International. https://www.bioversityinternational.org/e-library/publications/detail/do-community-seed-banks-contribute-to-socio-ecological-resilience-the-case-of-the-sierra-de-los-cuchumatanes-guatemala/

Pradhan, Rajendra; Meinzen-Dick, Ruth Suseela; and Theis, Sophie. 2018. Property rights, intersectionality, and women’s empowerment in Nepal. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1702. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/132244