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Cloudburst’s John Dwyer Takes the Bronze in USAID Photo Contest

Public-Private partnerships play an increasingly vital role in the world of international development and will be one of the primary means through which the 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, ratified by the UN General Assembly, will be achieved by 2030. One such example is USAID’s Public Private Partnership for Responsible Land-Based Investment project, which is [...]

2018-03-01T20:28:30+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized, Blog|

It’s Time to Stem the Tide

Working on the Public Health team at The Cloudburst Group, I often see statistics on the insidious pervasiveness of addiction and the painful abuse of drugs. According to the CDC, overdose deaths from prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, claiming the lives of more than 183,000 people from 1999–2015. It can be hard to comprehend [...]

2018-01-05T23:14:03+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Blog|

Ask the Expert: An Interview with Heather Huntington, Cloudburst

Originally appeared on USAID's LandLinks. LandLinks caught up with Dr. Heather Huntington, Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management Impact Evaluation Specialist with The Cloudburst Group to discuss a key research paper on tenure security that she has been developing under USAID’s Evaluation, Research and Communication (ERC) Project. The research compares datasets across seven impact evaluations in customary systems across [...]

2017-11-13T14:18:34+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Blog, Cloudburst in the News|

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|

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|

Why natural resources matter for improving governance in Namibia

Originally appeared on Devex, written by Karol Boudreaux. 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 use of natural [...]

2017-11-13T14:03:53+00:00 December 9th, 2014|Blog, Cloudburst in the News|