The Tenure Facility (RRI-ILFTF) 2014-2018 - The Tenure Facility (RRI) 2014-2018

Activity identifier

Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) has applied to Sida for funding of SEK 100,5 million to carry out "International Land and Forest Tenure Facility - leveraging greater public and private commitment and finance to secure land rights in the forest and rural areas of the developing world" during four years 2014-2017. Sida has an on-going agreement on support to the Rights and Resources Initiative’s (RRI’s) framework program 2013-2017. The proposed contribution concerns additional support to RRI for a project that will develop, establish and test an independent, global facility that would contribute to secure land and forest tenure for smallholders (especially women), communities and Indigenous Peoples. The proposed contribution includes support to the establishment of the facility as well as to its operations during the first two years of implementation. Agreement partner for the contribution will be Rights and Resources Group (RRG), which is the secretariat of RRI. Clear and secure land tenure för local communities is an important precondition for several aspects of development, including sustainable use of natural resources, including decreased or avoided deforestation, increased resilience, economic development and enhancement of human rights and democratic societies. Special attention to securing women’s rights is part of the intervention's design. The facility would have two principal lines of action: 1. Provide funding and technical support for selected tenure reform projects proposed by civil society, Indigenous Peoples, governments and investors, in developing countries; and 2. Serve as a neutral platform for convening all kinds of stakeholders to coordinate commitments and develop shared community tenure reform strategies. The priority will be to promote reform that is beneficial for vulnerable groups and those in most need. The facility will not be structured to help to fund actions by private sector investors or companies to resolve tenure security in specific sites where they are active. Sida assesses the proposal to be relevant and innovative and that it therefore deserves further support. Sida has during 2012-2013 supported background studies and consultations for the preparations of the current proposal with SEK 1,5 million and has also contributed with comments on earlier versions. The proposed intervention's total budget is SEK 235,6 million (USD 35,16 million) and full finance is not yet confirmed, but support is expected mainly from Norway. There are positive indications also from other donors.

Expected results

Increased security of tenure for Indigenous Peoples and local communities in rural, forest, and dryland areas in order to contribute to climate and human rights goals, local and nationaleconomic development, forest governance, food security, and biodiversity conservation.


See Conclusion on Performance from Nov 2017



Granting agency
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Implementing organisation
Aid type
C01 - Project-type interventions
Gbl contr for sust economic development 2014-2017


Bilateral, Unspecified


Forestry development


Activity length
2014 – 2019

Financial information

Paid per year (net value)
2014 USD 1 457 747
2015 USD 2 965 845
2016 USD 4 265 763
2017 USD 3 919 504
Total paid amount (net value)
USD 12 608 859
Total committed amount


DisbursementThe amount placed at the disposal of a recipient country or agency.
Type Description Receiver Org Transaction ID Date Value
Commitment---2014-06-01USD 15 306 346
USD 1 457 747
USD 2 965 845
USD 4 265 763
USD 3 919 504

This post shows the annual total amount of disbursements for this particular activity. For the current year, the figure reflects the total amount of disbursements up until the date of the latest data update. The date of the latest data update is available on Openaids startpage.




Objectives / Purpose of activity

Results, outcomes and outputs

Review of project performance and evaluation

Focus areas (policy markers)

Marker Principal objective Significant objective Not targeted
Gender Equality
Aid to Environment
Participatory Development/Good Governance
Trade Development
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification
Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH)


Activity data from IATI