Analysis to Support Women’s Land Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and North Africa

Project Sponsor
The World Bank

Project Scope
The development community has increasingly recognized the importance of women’s land rights to inclusive and sustainable development, but this recognition hasn’t translated into sufficient support for women’s land rights in practice.

Resource Equity is collaborating with the World Bank to undertake an analysis of women’s land rights in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the Middle East and North Africa (MNA).

The World Bank’s primary objective is to better understand the landscape of women’s land rights in these regions and outline potential areas for strategic engagement, including advocacy.

This project involves three phases:
  • Phase 1 – Conduct a regional assessment of the landscape of women’s land rights in these regions, including country scans in 15 countries.
  • Phase 2 – Undertake in-depth case studies in five countries to understand the impediments that women face in accessing housing, land, and property, and identify effective interventions on the ground.
  • Phase 3 – Based on the learnings gained from the first two phases, develop a communications strategy for promoting women’s land rights in these regions.
To date, Resource Equity has conducted desk research and numerous key stakeholder interviews to identify and profile key stakeholders in both regions.

In each region, we’re working with a diverse group of stakeholders to contextualize women’s land rights in target countries and identify key actors and promising interventions.

Project Timeline
October 2021 to present
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