In 2017, the USAID initiated a first-of-its-kind Investor Survey on Land Rights, executed by Indufor North America and endorsed by the European Investment Bank. The Survey was released yesterday during the Global Landscape Forum in Washington DC, and discussed in a following panel session.
The panel was moderated by Sarah Lowery from USAID and consisted of Mark. A. Constantine from IFC, Sylvia Wisniwski form Finance in Motion, MaryKate Bullen from New Forests, and Jeffrey Hatcher from Indufor North America.
The results of the panel and survey provide useful insights into private sector perceptions and practices regarding land tenure risks in land-based investments, as well as a unique glimpse into the workings of land-based investment projects. Moreover, the report features six case studies on how operators and investors continue to manage land tenure risks prior to and during their project development and implementation. While the context and challenges each organization faced were unique, key findings and lessons can be drawn from the respondents’ experiences.