LAND-at-scale contributes to improving land governance and can be beneficial to economic development, peace and stability in developing countries. The programme supports actions and interventions that contribute to sustainable livelihoods, better food and nutrition security and social justice.
Many initiatives supported by the Dutch government and others have already contributed to improved land governance for people in developing countries. Nevertheless, much remains to be done, not only by increasing the scale but also with regard to strengthening gender aspects, documenting legitimate land and land use rights and charting the developmental impact of land-based investments on local communities and vulnerable people.
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency will act as programme manager. LAND-at-scale is open to all countries in the OECD DAC list of ODA recipients (pdf). Dutch Embassies and agricultural counsellors can submit ideas.
- Improved land use management planning that incorporates fair land consolidation, sound natural resources management and social integration;
- Improved access to justice for land related conflicts and conflict resolution, fewer cases of land conflicts and appropriate compensation in case of expropriation;
- Increased inclusiveness in access to land and land use documentation and land rental and land markets with special focus on women, youth and vulnerable people;
- Increased knowledge and learning on the effects of innovative approaches and/or scaling successful land governance methods which enhance structural change;
- New and improved action-oriented multi-stakeholder networks, enhancing just, inclusive and sustainable land governance.
- Improved, fit-for-purpose land administration, land rental and land markets;
Activities and indicators
- Lobby and advocacy;
- Capacity development of a wide range of governmental and non-governmental stakeholders;
- Making existing and new land-based investments inclusive and sustainable;
- Enhancing knowledge and awareness on the position of women, youth and vulnerable people;
- Scaling and/or innovative interventions that enhance (potential) for structural change;
- Joint learning, knowledge exchange and multi-stakeholder action.