Community Land Rights in Liberia: A Summary of 2020 Analyses

Author: Rights and Resources Initiative

Date: November 10, 2021

This summary highlights findings of three RRI studies conducted in 2020 as they relate to Liberia. These studies are:

  1. The estimated area of land and territories where the rights of Indigenous Peoples, local communities and Afro-descendant Peoples (referred hereon as “communities”) have not been recognized.
  2. The identification of opportunities for investments in securing collective tenure rights in the forest areas of low -and middle- income countries.
  3. The exploration of rights-based interventions in conserving biological and cultural diversity.

This document will explain what the findings of these three studies mean for Liberia and aims to equip local communities and civil society organizations (CSOs) with data to advance their advocacy work to influence future reforms, and help the government, donors, private sector actors, and conservationists make informed decisions.