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Final evaluation of the Global Programme to Support the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (2012 – 2016)

04/01/2018

The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGTs) provide principles and best practices for governance of tenure. Since their adoption in 2012, FAO has implemented various projects to support the VGGTs being applied to improve governance of tenure. The evaluation shows that through awareness raising, combined with high quality capacity development interventions, FAO has empowered various actors who can now influence the policy debate on tenure. While awareness raising and capacity development will always be needed, improved governance of tenure is more likely to be achieved with interventions that aim more specifically at strengthening the institutional and operational frameworks and through specific support at local level, where tenure mechanisms are applied. Since resources are limited, it is also very important to carefully select countries and ensure continuity. The evaluation defines some criteria that can be used for country selection.