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The Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) initiative

Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR) is a joint research initiative from the ODI and TMP Systems, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development Economic Growth team in 2017 and 2018. Our aim is to provide the data and analysis that businesses need to reduce land conflict and improve land governance through better informed investment decisions. This video introduces our approach and how it can help you make better informed investment decisions.





The acquisition of agricultural land is growing at an unprecedented rate in Africa, as global demand for food and resources grows. Research shows that land disputes are also on the rise, exposing businesses to severe risks at the project level. The problem is endemic and growing – companies want evidence-based approaches to address this new reality and understand their exposure to risk. The Quantifying Tenure Risk project will refine a financial model that blends verified company data with detailed case research to accurately assess tenure risk and provide tailored support to investors and businesses.


ODI and TMP Systems

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is the UK's leading global development think tank. ODI has an extensive body of research on land rights and an in-house team dedicated to agricultural policy. TMP Systems is a network with expertise in finance, technology and political economy that solves complex environmental and social problems, working through cooperative agreements among three specialised organizations. TMP Systems has discussed tenure risk with over 70 companies and manages a database of over 440 cases of tenure disputes.


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