What if local people had secure rights to manage and benefit from the use of forests, or pastures, or farmland? What kind of entrepreneurial activities would we see?
At the 2016 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty last week—the most important event of the year for influencing policy and programming in the land sector—The Cloudburst Group presented our research and solutions for addressing one of the pressing global development challenges: strengthening land and resource rights. The theme of the 17th annual conference was Scaling [...]
By J. Patrick Moynahan, President Managing international development programs – which often requires deep understanding of local contexts and cultures, and can involve working in remote areas or supporting institutions with limited capacity – can be a challenge for any firm, particularly a smaller one. Building the right mix of skills, expertise, and oversight within [...]
The Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty is the most important event of the year to influence ideas and policies in the land tenure and property rights sector. For the 2015 conference, The Cloudburst Group embarked upon an ambitious mission ...
At the 2015 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, The Cloudburst Group's Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management Practice Lead, Karol Boudreaux examined the Coca-Cola Company's recent efforts to make its sugar supply chain more responsible with respect to land rights. Coca-Cola, which is the world's largest purchaser of sugar, has received criticism for illegal takings [...]
By Karol Boudreaux, Practice Lead, Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management If you want to see why natural resources matter for local-level democracy, look no further than Namibia. Across this breathtakingly beautiful country, a remarkable social and economic experiment has been going on for nearly two decades: devolving rights to manage and benefit from the [...]
The Cloudburst Group, a leading consulting firm serving public and private sector clients in land tenure, property rights, natural resource management, urban development, housing and community development, and public health, will be presenting information about several groundbreaking new projects at the upcoming Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty. The Annual World Bank Conference [...]
By Gregory Myers, Ph.D., Director of Private Sector Engagement Over eight hundred million people in the world do not have enough to eat. In fact, hunger kills more people every year than malaria, AIDS, and tuberculosis combined. But feeding the world’s growing population cannot be achieved through government action and public resources alone. Instead, governments [...]