USAID is generally working with the Government of Liberia to strengthen its land governance systems through policy and legal reforms and institutional capacity development. USAID is helping to stand-up the Liberia Land Authority as the new unified land regulatory body. USAID will also support new titling systems and community self-identification processes upon passage of the Land Reform Bill.
The Land Governance Support Activity (LGSA) is a USAID supported grant project to the government and people of Liberia covering a period of five years (2016 to 2021). It has four (4) components, namely; (1) strengthen policy, legal and regulatory framework for land governance; (2) improve human and institutional capacity for land governance; (3) conduct action research supporting land rights policy; and (4) strengthen civil society, private sector, and citizens’ engagement in land governance. Mindful that gender is a cross-cutting issue, the project activities are implemented along with a gender-responsive approach. The key focus of the project since implementation has been capacity building through the training of surveyors, public information campaigns and outreach on the land reform, including on the LLA and various land laws, and research in customary land issues with particular attention to women land rights.