DFID spending on significant, standalone land programmes amounts to around £27 million in 2016/17. This is a £10 million increase from the previous year and can be attributed to the main existing programmes scaling up their activities and disbursing more of their allocated budgets.
• Other programmes that have significant land-related components include those that target the poorest and more vulnerable, and, increasingly, those that work on forest governance. A number of urban land programmes have ended in recent years.
• Several land programmes have successfully rolled out fast-paced land registration exercises that secure women’s participation and deliver land titles in their names. However, land administration processes need to ensure households see the benefit of, and are therefore willing to pay for and collect titles and continue to register subsequent land transactions.
• Analysis of land-related activities in a single DFID priority country – Nigeria – suggests opportunities exist for programmes to learn more from each other’s approaches, especially on land issues that affect investments supporting commercial agriculture and infrastructure.