Research Activities

To date the World Bank and NELGA partner institutions have successfully implemented the following projects:

  • Impact evaluations of innovative land related projects to inform subsequent roll-out;
  • Development and test of new methodology and technologies (e.g. satellite imagery) for analysing land issues;
  • Implementation of Land Governance Assessment Framework in eight countries and kick start of follow up activities;
  • Development of training, Master and PhD courses in the area of land governance;
  • Support of Bachelor, Master and PhD students in pursuing land related research through the NELGA scholarship programme;
  • Co-organising national, regional and international events in land governance (workshops, conferences, multi-stakeholder dialogues, etc.).


The Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF) was designed by the World Bank (2009) to support countries in assessing their land governance policies and practices, by relying on expert workshops on various dimensions of land governance. In 2017, GIZ in cooperation with NELGA partner institutions and World Bank started to support LGAF continuation processes in Ethiopia and Rwanda with the aim to translate LGAF recommendations into policy actions.

Most research and studies conducted through NELGA can be found in the following map:

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For more information, please download our fact sheet:

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