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Research and Solutions from Cloudburst at the World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty

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 [...]

2017-05-26T14:24:19+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Blog, Events, Newsroom|

Cloudburst Works with HUD and New Orleans on Lessons Learned Ending Veteran Homelessness

In June 2014, First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness by the end of 2015. In New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu assembled a broad public-private partnership in a committed and very public effort to achieve this ambitious goal. The Cloudburst Group, working with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Mayor Mitch Landrieu and community leaders, has documented how the City of New Orleans met the Mayors Challenge – a full year early.

2017-05-26T14:24:20+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Blog, Newsroom|

Property Rights Are Human Rights: Why and How Land Titles Matter to Indigenous People

Originally appeared on the Cato Institute's events. Featuring Tim Wilson, Human Rights Commissioner, Australia; and Karol Boudreaux, Land Tenure and Resource Rights Practice Lead, The Cloudburst Group; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute. Indigenous peoples’ land rights around the world have long been violated or weakened by hostile [...]

2017-11-13T13:51:17+00:00 October 1st, 2015|Cloudburst in the News|

Smartphones help Tanzanian women secure land rights

Originally appeared on Thomson Reuters Foundation. ILALASIMBA, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Yolanda Ngunda has every reason to smile now she holds a title deed recognizing her as sole owner of a disputed plot of rugged farmland in Tanzania’s remote southern highlands [...] Launched in 2014, the $1 million project, implemented by the Cloudburst Group, [...]

2017-11-13T13:12:05+00:00 August 25th, 2015|Cloudburst in the News|

USAID helps 940 Iringa villagers to own land

Originally appeared on the Guardian Media / CARE Tanzania. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has mapped and registered land for more than 940 Ilalasimba villagers in Iringa Rural District to help rural people own land. Launched in 2014, the project developed a participatory methodology to implement the pilot by combining use of technology [...]

2017-11-13T13:56:02+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Cloudburst in the News|

Request for Proposals: Impact Evaluation Data Collection

Cloudburst Group has released the following request for proposals (RFP): “Land Administration to Nurture Development (LAND) Impact Evaluation Data Collection in Afar,” RFP No. 2015-ERC-001. All responses must be submitted by 5:00pm Eastern Time on Friday, July 24, 2015. Update (7/15/15): Responses have been posted to submitted questions about the RFP. Download: the RFP, the budget attachment, and [...]

2015-07-15T19:32:22+00:00 July 8th, 2015|Requests for Proposals|

Small Business Insights: Working with USAID

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 [...]

2017-05-26T14:24:20+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Blog, Newsroom|

Turning land rights commitments into practice in the sugar sector

Originally appeared on the World Bank's blog. In November 2013, responding to Oxfam’s Behind the Brands Campaign, Coca-Cola committed to ‘zero tolerance’ for land grabs in its supply chain. Pepsi, Illovo and several other food and beverage companies made similar commitments to respect land rights of women, men, and communities in the last year. Now, [...]

2017-11-13T13:25:33+00:00 April 9th, 2015|Cloudburst in the News|

Cloudburst Supports National Public Health Week

The Cloudburst Group is committed to the mission of our federal, state, and local partners in developing, disseminating and supporting comprehensive, integrated, science-based public health policies and programs. Whether supporting programs for immunizations, chronic disease prevention, supportive housing, environmental health or behavioral health, we are proud to serve the dedicated professionals who work to improve public [...]

2017-05-26T14:24:20+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Blog|

Why Land Rights Matter: An Animated Video & Infographic

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 ...

2017-05-26T14:24:20+00:00 April 6th, 2015|Blog|