Since our founding in 2014, Global Land Alliance has recognized that well-defined and well-managed land and resource rights are fundamental to the prosperity of people and places, with a focus supporting  a broad range of poverty reduction and sustainability goals. Our thematic areas are food security, urbanization, environment and peace building.

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Inter-American Development Bank

Dominican Republic: In 2018 Global Land Alliance was contracted by the Inter-American Development Bank’s office in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to develop an audit procedure and rules for the monitoring and external verification of clarification of land tenure as part of the Government’s Agroforestry Development Program.  The procedure will be used by auditors to determine and quantify Government advancement in clarifying land tenure on rural parcels throughout seven priority watersheds in the country.

Trinidad and Tobago: In 2018 Global Land Alliance supported the IDB and the Strengthening Information Management at the Registrar General’s Department Project Implementation Unit by completing a technical and procurement-based review of the Request for Proposal (including TORs, Technical Specification and Evaluation Criteria) for the provision of an automated land registration solution followed by a review of the selected technical Proposal to ensure it meets the requirements of the Technical Specifications requested in the RFP.

Dominican Republic: In 2017 Global Land Alliance supported the design of the land tenure component of the Agroforestry Development Program in the Dominican Republic. Global Land Alliance assessed the current land tenure situation in general and in the specific project areas identifying challenges and bottlenecks that could hinder the successful implementation of the Agroforestry Development Program. Recommendations for how land tenure challenges could be addressed to increase the adoption rates among beneficiaries of the improved agroforestry technology packages – and a complete component design including description of technical activities, budget, procurements, expected results, budget and implementation timeline was prepared. 

Haiti: In 2017 Global Land Alliance supported Haitian local teams by preparing and supporting the implementation of nineteen public consultations in the northern and southern intervention areas including training the facilitators. Applied the analysis guidelines provided in the Plan de Consultation to the public consultation meetings.

Haiti: In 2016 Global Land Alliance was contracted to assist the IDB with the operational preparation of the second phase of the Haiti Land Tenure Security Project.  This project is extending the parcel demarcation and tenure clarification aspects of the first phase, consolidating the land administration services including the land information system and implementing various capacity building activities to assist Haitian land agencies in adapting their policies and operational strategies to adapt to the new land legislation.

Colombia: In 2015 Global Land Alliance completed a technical assessment study for the Government of Colombia – Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Natural Resources and Agricultural Division of the Inter-American Development Bank on gender and ethnic aspects of land tenure, a legal analysis of proposed land formalization legislation and the conceptualization of an implementation structure for a possible future national land administration project.

Inter-American Development Bank

Omidyar Network / UK Department for International Development

Global Property Rights Index (PRIndex). In 2016, Global Land Alliance, in association with Gallup, initiated an initial phase of surveys in nine countries to formulate to provide indications of citizen perceptions of the security of their property rights. The project is expanding to a new round of test surveys in 2017 (see

Omidyar Network

The World Bank

Afghanistan: In 2018, Global Land Alliance worked with the World Bank in conducting a Rapid Institutional Capacity Assessment (RICA) of ARAZI’s capacity to implement the proposed Afghanistan Institutional Development Program for Land Administration (IDPL). This assessment is being conducted through three separate reviews: an Organizational and Management Review; a Legal Review; a Strategic and Capacity Review

In 2017, Global Land Alliance began creating analytical frameworks and assessment tools for policymakers and technical teams working on forest tenure reforms. The tools will include a draft tool for assessing tenure benefits and risks at the portfolio-level or strategy level for Bank Managers and Policy Makers, and one to assess the status of land and forest tenure, including for use in sector-specific forest assessments for Bank Staff, technical teams and practitioners.

In 2017, Global Land Alliance worked with the World Bank and Government of Colombia to begin the preparation of scaling up and implementing the Multipurpose Cadastre in Colombia.  The team collaborated on creating the timeline for implementation, the proposal on institutional responsibilities, illustrative cost, and creating a detailed procurement plan for the first 18 months of implementation. Land Alliance helped the parties agreed on next steps for the government, data requirements and other information to be gathered for subsequent missions.

The World Bank

Overseas Development Institute

We are working in a partnership with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) to scale up the PRIndex initiative from a pilot stage to a global scope.  Through this grant, Dr. Childress has been leading a core team of technical consultants to oversee data collection, analyze and adjust survey methods, and promote the use of PRIndex for research, advocacy and policy reform.In 2018, Land Alliance and ODI are launching expanded coverage of PRIndex collecting data from 36 countries to help citizens secure their rights to homes and land.

Overseas Development Institute

Cloudburst Group

Mongolia: In 2018, Global Land Alliance worked with CBG in the independent evaluation services of Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Registry System Process Study (RSPS), which assesses the performance and results of the Land Privatization and Registration System Activity that was implemented in Mongolia between 2008 and 2013.
Colombia / Peru: In 2015, Global Land Alliance worked with CBG to update the United States Agency for International Development Land Tenure and Property Rights Country Profiles for Colombia and Peru. 
Global Land Alliance has previously supported CBG on a range of technical products to support USAID’s Evaluation Research and Communications program (ERC) including land tenure and property rights training of the USAID Mission in Haiti and providing subject matter experts in land tenure, land use planning, land administration and geospatial data management as part of the USAID Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on land tenure and property rights.

In 2015, Global Land Alliance worked with CBG to update the United States Agency for International Development Land Tenure and Property Rights Country Profiles for Colombia and Peru.

Previously, Global Land Alliance has supported CBG on a range of small technical products to support USAID’s Evaluation Research and Communications program (ERC) including land tenure and property rights training of the USAID Mission in Haiti and the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on land tenure and property rights.

Cloudburst Group


In 2016, Global Land Alliance began supporting Credijusto in Mexico to innovate the market of formalization services, adapting its technological tools to classify the client properties within the identified typologies of informality, and designing workflows and unifying specialized services to be carried out by para-legal and para-surveying technical staff. Credijusto, with the support of Global Land Alliance, will open a new market of services so that this pioneering work will benefit not only Credijusto clients but allow other actors to fill the service gap.


Government of Haiti (Inter-Ministerial Committee for Land Management)

In 2018, Global Land Alliance began a study to examine the relationship between land tenure security and agricultural land use in Haiti, in support of the Rural Land Tenure Security Project (PSFMR) that was financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). This study uses data collected during Phase I of the PSFMR project along with aerial imagery and household surveys to examine how land tenure security affects farmers’ agricultural decisions in rural Haiti. 

In 2017 Global Land Alliance completed a comprehensive technical, legal, social and operational assessment of the land tenure clarification, ‘Plan Foncier de Base (PFB)’ process used by the Comite Interministériel d’Aménagement du Territoire in their systematic campaign to improve land tenue security in priority areas of Haiti. The assessment led to recommendations to improve efficiencies that can be implemented in the on-going and expanding tenure clarification work.

In 2016, NORC at the University of Chicago, and Land Alliance were contracted to complete the Economic Impact Evaluation of the Government of Haiti’s Rural Land Tenure Security Project.

In 2014, Global Land Alliance became a contracted thought partner to the Comite Interministériel d’Aménagement du Territoire to provide technical and operational advice and guidance in the implementation of the Rural Land Tenure Security Project ‘Projet Sécurisation Foncière en Milieu Rural’ (PSFMR) financed through a US$27 million grant from the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB).  Land Alliance provided technical, strategic and operation guidance to the CIAT Project Team in its successful and efficient execution of the PSFMR.

Inter-Ministerial Committee for Land Management

Habitat For Humanity International

Global Land Alliance began a partnership with HFHI in May 2015 to support its efforts to promote demand-driven spread of improved land tenure through entry points that align incentives and costs. Global Land Alliance created a desktop assessment tool to score countries with Microbuild presence and identify opportunities for this model. Peru and El Salvador were selected for in-country field assessments to validate findings and better understandings.

Habitat for Humanity International


Global Land Alliance has continually provided strategic support to Landesa’s Land Post-2015 advocacy campaign and its related coalition building efforts in Brazil.



In 2015 and again in 2016, Global Land Alliance signed Indefinite Quantity Subcontracts (IQC) with TetraTech to provide on-going technical and strategic guidance to the Formalization Component of the Land and Rural Development Program (LRDP). The task orders under this IQC involve assisting the Colombian Formalization Component technical team to develop its Year Three Implementation Roadmap and Activity Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (AMEP), an analysis of common law marriage as related to formalization of women’s land rights, design a model for the recognition and allocation of property rights using a comprehensive parcel sweep in post-conflict municipalities, and advising on a broad range of technical issues such as cadastral standards and operational requirements, strategies for advancing policy and institutional reforms, gender-inclusion, and other land administration and formalization needs.

In 2014, Global Land Alliance began providing direct technical and operational assistance to the Formalization Component of the Land and Rural Development Project (LRDP) in strategic planning, detailed work planning, analyze of experiences from the first year of implementation and the inclusion of international experiences in on-going project activities, and providing assistance in the development and revision of the LRDP activity M&E Program for all components.

Tetra Tech

Thomson Reuters

In 2015, Global Land Alliance and Thomson Reuters entered into a joint services agreement to provide technical and operational services in land administration and land policy.

Thomson Reuters


Sri Lanka: In 2018, the Global Land Alliance conducted a Social Risk Screening of Trimble’s proposed land administration project in Sri Lanka, producing a report which assessed the project against national and international requirements on labor, health and safety, social, human rights and environmental issues. 

Beginning in 2016, Global Land Alliance has been working with Trimble Navigation to complete an organizational, business process, land records and geospatial data assessment of the Natural Resources Department of the Forest County Potawatomie Tribe of northeastern Wisconsin. This work will lead to the development of a ‘land administration and territorial management road map’. The assessment is intended to lead to the development of a comprehensive digital solution for the management of the Department’s spatial data, land records and environmental data.

Trimble has been a Global Land Alliance supporter since our incorporation, and in 2014 assisted in advancing us to operational status with the support of a generous grant intended to develop innovative ideas and provoke positive adjustments to the Land Administration field. 



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