Research Innovation Fund

In July 2020, the Arab Land Initiative, led by UN-Habitat and Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) with the financial support from the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ), launched the Research Innovation Fund. The Fund addressed students, young professionals, and scholars from the region with the aim of gathering innovative ideas and approaches on land governance-related topics and increasing their engagement in the regional land sector network.

The Urban Training and Studies Institute (UTI / HBRC), a GLTN partner based in Cairo, Egypt, managed the first edition of the Fund, which assessed over eighty research proposals and selected seventeen to be developed with the support of a pool of senior reviewers from the Arab Land Initiative’s network. The papers explore a broad range of land-related topics at the country and region levels. These include land and socio-economic development; women and land; youth and land; land and natural resources; land and climate change; land administration and its functions; land policies, laws and regulations; land-based investment; land markets; monitoring land governance and land tenure security; and innovative land management tools.

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Research papers


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