Evaluation of FAO's Work on Tenure, Rights and Access to Land and other Natural Resources
Secure tenure and access to land and other natural resources has been a long-standing area of FAO concern. Much of FAO’s work has focused on analysis, policy, legislation and practical approaches related to land reform, land consolidation, land registration and cadastre, leasing, customary and communal land tenure, rural property taxation and the administration of public sector land. More recently, the scope of work has broadened to include governance (including corruption), gender, indigenous groups and minorities, the environment, participation of civil society and the decentralization of public services.
Given FAO’s Vision, Goals and Objectives, the evaluation is expected to advise on priorities that should be pursued by FAO in this area, taking into account strong and weak points of work carried out by FAO in recent years and activities of other actors in this area. It will assess the implications in terms of how Tenure, Rights and Access work should be focused and organized within the FAO, identify the constraints that need to be addressed and, if changes are desirable, how these be addressed.
The evaluation report is expected to be finalized by September 2011 and the report and management response will be reviewed by the Programme Committee at its May 2012 session.