With the highest population density in Africa, Rwanda needs to take action to improve its land policies and teach citizens to understand the legal framework for land governance.
Final Report: Rwanda LAND Project.
Project Report | August 22, 2016
With Rwanda having the highest population density in Africa, and quality land being a source of conflict, the USAID-funded LAND Project made substantive contributions toward fostering a culture of high-quality, evidence-based, and transparent policymaking and land reform, nationwide.
USAID, in collaboration with Chemonics International, launched the 4-year, $9.4 million Rwanda LAND Project in 2012. The project strengthened the resilience of Rwandan citizens, communities, and institutions and their ability to adapt to land-related economic, environmental, and social change. This overarching goal was supported by efforts to assist the Rwandan government, civil society, and local communities to achieve two major objectives: 1) Increased understanding of land laws, policies, regulations, and legal judgments on land-related issues; and 2) Increased capacity of local institutions to generate high-quality, evidence-based research on land issues and government laws and policies.