Issue Brief: Women’s Secure Rights to Land

Women make up 43% of the agricultural labor force in developing countries, yet many don’t have secure rights to the land they farm. Our new issue brief illustrates the benefits of secure rights to land for women and their households, the barriers they face, and recommendations for strengthening those land rights. Read the Issue Brief here.

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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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