Global Land Tool Network Partnership


Land rights are powerful resources for people to achieve sustainable livelihoods. Switzerland joins others in supporting the Global Land Tool Network (3rd Strategic Cycle) for its advocacy work and efforts to provide practical land tools available for authorities to ensure that all people, including women, youth and vulnerable groups, have access to land and tenure security. Switzerland brings in the experiences from other land related partnerships at national, regional and global levels.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Global
Agriculture & food security
Governance
Conflict & fragility
Agricultural policy
Agricultural land resources
Public sector policy
Conflict prevention
01.05.2018 - 31.12.2023
CHF 3'450'000
Background Insecure land tenure condemns the poor and vulnerable to the margins of society and economies, fuels conflicts, drives unsustainable land-use patterns and destroys the livelihoods of those in most need. Thus fundamental change in land tenure security and land governance is needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Where countries have invested in efficient and equitable land tenure administration and in related rights for all, faster development and higher levels of food security, health and welfare are experienced. Contrary, lack of access to land contributes to extreme poverty, dependence, social instability, conflicts and civil unrest, rural migration, and land abandonment. Hence, as the world’s population grows and moves around, as we face the uncertainties of climate change, rapid urbanization and increased demand for food, and as inequality and exclusion come to dominate our economies, we must design and implement land systems that work for all people and the planet.
Objectives Improved tenure security for all, including for women, youth and vulnerable groups in both urban and rural settings.
Target groups

Direct beneficiaries are the partners, both international and implementing partners, at the country level, as well as national and local/customary authorities.

Women, youth and vulnerable groups are explicitly targeted. These ultimate beneficiaries include smallholder farmers, slum dwellers, settlers facing the threat of forced evictions, peri-urban dwellers, settlers that are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, internally displaced persons and returnees in post-conflict settings.

Medium-term outcomes

Reforms of the land sector accelerated across organizations, regions and countries.

Inclusive, gender-responsive and fit-for-purpose land tools and approaches institutionalized by international and national land actors to scale up tenure security interventions.

Improved monitoring of land-related commitments and obligations for evidence-based planning and policy decisions.

Capacities, knowledge and resources on land tenure security shared and developed among international and national actors.

Land tools are scaled up for country-wide implementation and impacts.

GLTN tools will be consciously used to address the tenure security issues of women, youth and vulnerable groups.

Results

Expected results:  

Revised international and national land policies and practices, including strengthened land sector coordination at all levels.

Awareness improved on key land tenure issues and concepts, their link to broader development outcomes and possible solutions.

Inclusive, gender-responsive and fit-for-purpose land tools and approaches developed, adapted and implemented by international and national land actors.

Strengthened monitoring of land-related commitments and obligations through provision of tools for monitoring land governance and tenure security at country level and an established global reporting mechanism on tenure security and land governance.

Global Land Tool Network strengthened through various measures, for instance by establishing an effective mechanisms for collaboration on programme development and implementation as well as knowledge management platforms.


Results from previous phases:  

The opening credit allowed a smooth transition between GLTN 2nd and 3rd Strategy Cycle. The key elements achieved during the entry phase were:

GLTN 3rd Strategy Cycle 2018-2030 has been endorsed;

GLTN 3rd Cycle Programme Document 2019-2023 developed, inclusive of results framework;

The related monitoring and reporting plan has been elaborated;

A revised governance structure has been defined;

A GLTN Partnership Charter has been developed;

A GLTN Gender Strategy has been developed.


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • United Nations Human Settlements Program


Coordination with other projects and actors

7F-08879 IGAD Land Governance

7F-07699 Voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security

7F-06989 International Land Coalition

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   3'450'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   1'042'500
Project phases Phase 1 01.05.2018 - 31.12.2023   (Current phase)