Community land rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): a summary of 2020 analyses

This summary highlights findings of three RRI studies conducted in 2020 as they relate to the DRC. The studies are: The estimated area of land and territories where the rights of Indigenous Peoples, local communities and Afro-descendant Peoples have not been recognized; The identification of opportunities for investments in securing collective tenure rights in the forest areas of low -and middle- income countries; The exploration of rights-based interventions in conserving biological and cultural diversity. This document explains what these three studies mean for the DRC 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.