Land governance programme map

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//  Global scope

Cooperating with the Global Donor Working Group on Land – comprising bilateral and multilateral donors as well as development agencies – USAID led a data collection and visualisation project that gathered information from around the globe. Currently the database retains 716 projects in 135 countries with a total value of 9.7 billion dollars. Project details have already been submitted by Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union, FAO and the World Bank. The Canadian and Japanese development agencies have recently joined this initiative and are in the process of entering information to the database.

//  Main objectives of the database

The overall aim of the initiative is to improve donor coordination and to support implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security. To achieve this a clear understanding of who is doing what and where in the land and resource governance sector is necessary. The database therefore contains information on the location, duration, funding and scope of each programme, as well as on the specific aspects of the Voluntary Guidelines it supports.

//  Visualisation and additional functions

The interactive mapping tool clearly displays where different donors and development agencies are working and what they do with respect to land and resource governance. The database allows donors to include links to supplemental resources, such as reports on their programme websites. This information helps various stakeholders identify opportunities to leverage their resources for greater impact in the efforts to improve food security and nutrition, reduce land-related conflicts and promote economic growth.

This database is the result of collaborative efforts by members of the Global Donor Working Group on Land. It is hosted by the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, which acts as Secretariat of the working group. The database contains programmes and projects supported by these donors which contribute, amongst other, to the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security, adopted by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in May 2012. Each donor is responsible for managing and updating the information contained in the database on a regular basis. Any question regarding specific programmes and projects should be addressed to the relevant member of the Global Donor Working Group on Land.

Austria: Manfred Schnitzer (FMEIA), Waltraud Rabitsch (ADA); Belgium: Moussa Badji; Canada: Valerie Potvin; Denmark: Karsten Peter Nielsen; European Union: Joachim Knoth; FAO: Andrew Hilton; Finland: Linda Rosengren; France: Mathieu Boche (MFA), Marie-Cécile Thirion (AFD); Germany: Birgit Gerhardus (BMZ), Christian Graefen (GIZ), Elisa Manukjan (BMEL); IFAD: Harold Liversage; Japan: Tomoko Unaki (JICA); Netherlands: Frits van der Wal; Sweden: Margareta Nilsson; Switzerland: Felix Fellmann; United Kingdom: Iris Krebber; United States: Anthony Piaskowy (USAID), Richard Gaynor (MCC); World Bank: Jorge Muñoz.