The purpose of this toolkit is to introduce readers to the complex relationship between land and violent conflict and to provide guidance on recommended approaches and actions to address some of the root causes of conflict. This understanding can help staff diagnose a problem, support strategic planning, and develop projects and activities that build on a robust appraisal of local context and conditions.

Much of USAID’s work involves access to, or control over, land or resources on land—whether through support for agriculture, silviculture, conservation, infrastructure, urban and peri-urban development and other economic uses.Therefore, land represents both a uniquely powerful risk of conflict and a uniquely powerful opportunity for cooperation and peacebuilding across USAID’s full programmatic spectrum.



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Maurizio Navarra


Maurizio Navarra

Secretariat Coordinator for the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development