Where We Work

Country and Regional Initiatives

Global Programs


Where We Work

RRI works both on the ground through its diverse Partners and Collaborators and internationally through its global-level thinking, comprehensive strategic analysis capabilities, and impressive convening power. Given the breadth of programming, RRI divides its work program into Country and Regional level initiatives (throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America) and the more theme-based Global Programs that are driven by emerging research and analysis, and implemented around the world to advance rights and tenure issues.

RRI’s Country and Regional Initiatives include advocating for pro-poor policy and market reforms at the state level, carrying out country-level research and convening dialogues to generate new legislation and improved implementation of existing policies, and engaging government policymakers and strategic actors from civil society and communities to share new models and research.  

RRI prioritizes country-level work in landscapes where:

  • There is political space for and interest in reform
  • There are RRI Partners and active civil society groups engaged in supporting reform
  • Activities can make a strategic contribution toward advancing pro-poor tenure, policy and market reforms

Currently RRI is engaged (to varying degrees) in the following countries:

  • Africa: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Liberia, Mali
  • Asia: China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand
  • Latin America: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru

RRI’s Global Programs track the development of a range of issues relevant to RRI and informs its advocacy efforts in tropical forest countries. Through the Global Programs, RRI studies issues such as community forest enterprise development and rights-based conservation, and reports on trends in forest tenure around the world. These analyses empower the Coalition with new ideas, emerging research, and information on changing political environments. The Global Programs team also facilitates the international exchange of experiences in tenure reform by bringing together community-level change agents, government officials, civil society representatives and issue experts from different regions.  These efforts increase awareness that tenure reform and security of people’s and communities’ rights is a necessary first step to sustainable development, and amplify the Coalition’s impact within countries.