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LIFT - Land Investment for Transformation programme

This case study describes how the Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) programme pioneered an innovative strategy that applies a market systems approach to land certification. 

LIFT supports the Government of Ethiopia to print and distribute 14 million second-level land certificates (SLLCs) and streamlines the processes and procedures of the government’s land administration system (including the development of a digital land registry database). This has improved the security of tenure of over 6.5 million farmers.

To accelerate and maximise the productivity and income benefits of these land system interventions, LIFT has used the market systems approach to identify sustainable, market-friendly solutions that allow rural landholders to further increase investment in their land.