Thursday, November 8, 2012

US AID Land Project: Requests For Proposals For Research on Three Land-Related Themes

Initiated in June 2012, the LAND Project seeks to strengthen the resilience of Rwandan citizens, communities and institutions and their ability to adapt to land-related economic, environmental and social change. 

Building the capacity of Rwandan institutions to produce high quality, evidence based research on land is a critical part of reaching this goal. Solid, empirical research is fundamental to the identification of needed policy changes in the land sector and also to validate policies and laws that are already contributing to stronger citizen resilience and improved livelihoods.

From September 24th to 26th, the LAND Project held a multi-stakeholder workshop to identify key, policy-relevant research priorities on land. Drawing from a list of 58 research themes submitted in advance of the workshop, participants collaborated to distill this down to three research priorities that would receive LAND Project support during the first year: Subsequently, LAND Project sought the views of several GOR institutions whose mandates intersect with these research priorities to help inform that development of draft technical Terms of Reference for each theme.

Requests for Comments on the technical Terms of Reference were then published and responses from stakeholders informed the further development of those TORs for incorporation into the present Requests for Proposals.

The LAND Project is eliciting three separate Requests for Proposals (RFP) for research on the following themes:

1. Examination of the Inheritance and Succession Law and its Practice in relation to Land Rights: A Gender   Perspective;

2. Assessment of the Socio-economic and Environmental Impacts of the Land Use Consolidation Component of the Crop Intensification Program in Rwanda; and

3. Land Market Values, Urban Land Policies, and their Impacts in Urban Centers of Rwanda.

Only Rwandan organizations or companies are eligible to submit tenders. If you are interested in receiving a copy of one or more of the above RFPs, please send a request to 

LAND Project Operations Director, Andrew Musemakweli 

Please be sure to specify clearly which RFP you wish to receive.

Proposals must be received no later than 16h30 on Wednesday, 4th December 2012, following the instructions contained in the RFPs.


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