Helping Grow the “We”

By Laura Lee Grace There is a saying that “If your life’s work can be accomplished in your own lifetime, you are not thinking big enough.” It has been my honor to work for decades with Roy Prosterman – a …
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Why Landesa Works With Governments to Alleviate Poverty

This post was written as part of a special series for the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. Despite an abundance of resources, dedicated efforts to alleviate poverty, generous donors, and committed development experts, we continue to live in a …
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Accounting for land rights in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda

As U.N. member countries continue discussions regarding new sustainable development goals, targets and indicators to replace the expiring Millennium Development Goals, it is helpful to remember the story of former World Bank President Robert McNamara’s quest for poverty data. The story …
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The True Measure of Land’s Value

This post originally appeared on NextBillion. By Sabita Parida  As a trained agriculturist, I have always measured the worth of land in a very scientific manner. I consider the climate, water resources and soil. Weighing this all in my mind’s eye, …
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Securing Land Rights Must be Key in UN Development Talks

This post was originally published by the Financial Times’ This is Africa Online. In the week of 20 January, UN member states will begin the next phase of critically important negotiations on a new global framework for sustainable development to …
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Cost-Effective Methods for Strengthening Land Rights in Africa

This post originally appeared on focusonland.com and allafrica.com. A growing population, changing weather patterns, and increased global demand for farmland affect the lives of people throughout Africa and make the security of their land rights more important than ever. The governments …
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The coming African miracle

This post originally appeared on the Devex blog on December 19, 2014 Can the Asian economic miracle be replicated in Africa? This question has been brought to the fore by the remarkable recent book “How Asia Works” by Joe Studwell, …
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Women Help Girls in India with Land Rights Education

Swapna Dey has dozens of daughters. They come to see her every Sunday afternoon. “The girls share everything with me,” Dey said, an energetic and petite middle-aged woman with an infectious smile. “Especially, they share the problems they face. I am …
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Depriving women farmers of land rights will set back China

This article was first published by the South China Morning Post on November 3, 2014. China is launching what is perhaps the most ambitious land registration system in history, seeking to document and protect property rights to more than one …
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Helping Grow the “We”

By Laura Lee Grace There is a saying that “If your life’s work can be accomplished in your own lifetime, you are not thinking big enough.” It has been my honor to work for decades with Roy Prosterman – a …
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Tim Hanstad

Why Landesa Works With Governments to Alleviate Poverty

This post was written as part of a special series for the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. Despite an abundance of resources, dedicated efforts to alleviate poverty, generous donors, and committed development experts, we continue to live in a …
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Diana Fletschner

Accounting for land rights in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda

As U.N. member countries continue discussions regarding new sustainable development goals, targets and indicators to replace the expiring Millennium Development Goals, it is helpful to remember the story of former World Bank President Robert McNamara’s quest for poverty data. The story …
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