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Landesa is a international development organization based in Seattle, WA that was founded in 1981. As of 2019 they had $12 million in revenue and $7.6 million in assets.

Landesa works to secure land rights for the world's poorest people-those 2.47 billion chiefly Rural people who live on less than two dollars a day. Landesa partners with developing country governments to design and implement laws, policies, and progra...

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Rural Development Institute.

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Program areas at Landesa

Landesa's global work includes efforts to strengthen land rights in new geographies and across thematic areas. Landesa began work in partnership with the government of myanmar on reforms to the country's land rights policies, including technical advice and support for myanmar's first national land use policy and historic land distribution program. The land distribution program will help myanmar address a vexing problem: how to help the country's more than 3 million Rural landless families trapped in extreme poverty. As part of our cross-cutting work, Landesa also advises corporations and other actors in the private sector on how to integrate land rights best practices in their operations. This work includes the responsible investment in property and land project, which is developing a series of guidebooks to help stakeholders - including governments, investors, and communities - involved in large-scale land investments.

The number one predictor of poverty in india is not caste or education level, but landlessness. Landesa helps improve the lives of india's Rural poor through innovative programs and policy work designed to strengthen the land rights of the country's 18 million families who are poor, Rural, and landless, and the millions more who lack legal documentation for their land. To accomplish this, Landesa partners with national and state governments to improve Rural land ownership, strengthen the land rights of women and girls, increase land tenure security through legal aid, and promote land leasing reforms. Through its work in eight states for more than a decade, Landesa has provided secure land rights to more than 1 million families, giving them an opportunity to grow a better future.

Landesa works in other core geographies, including in china and in parts of sub-saharan africa, on policy work and programs to strengthen the land rights of Rural families. All of Landesa's program work is subject to rigorous standards of monitoring and evaluation. This process facilitates internal learning for future projects and in many cases expands the understanding of land-related interventions among the global Development community. Landesa further disseminates project learning and elevates the issue of land rights on the global stage through the use of strategic communications. These efforts help ensure greater awareness of the issue, greater attention and resources, and an increase in partnerships within the Development community. Our global advocacy work seeks to establish land rights as a key tool for resolving persistent Development challenges. This includes incorporating land rights within the targets and indicators of the united nations' sustainable Development goals. To help nurture the coming generations ...

Form 990s for Landesa

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Aug 17, 2019990View PDF
2017-06May 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Aug 18, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Jul 21, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Mar 27, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Landesa

Total grants, contributions, etc.$10,083,457
Program services$2,555,732
Investment income and dividends$1,693
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-154
Net income from fundraising events$-64,698
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$717
Total revenues$12,576,747

Vendors for Landesa

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
BDO USA LLPTax accounting2020-02-22
██████████Marketing software2019-08-18
█████████Content management system software2019-08-18
███████████ ███ ███████ ██████Land Rights Consulting$137,8072019-06-01
████████ ██████Land Rights Consulting$193,9252019-06-01
█████████ ██████████ █████████Land Rights Consulting$225,0002019-06-01
███ ███████Land Rights Consulting$239,3592019-06-01
███ ███████████ ███Fundraising services$17,5002015-06-01
...and one more vendors

Personnel at Landesa

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Chris JochnickPresident and Chief Executive Officer$236,730June 4, 2020
Leonard Rolfes Jr.Chief Operating Officer-June 4, 2020
████████ ██████████Chief of Advocacy-June 4, 2020
████ █████Chief Development Officer-June 4, 2020
██████ ████████Chief Human Resources Officer-June 4, 2020
█████ █████████Chief Program Officer-June 4, 2020
██ ████Interim China Program Director, SR Attorney and Land Tenure Expert$145,726June 4, 2020
████ ████Myanmar Program Director-June 4, 2020
██████ █████Tanzania Program Director-June 4, 2020
██████ ████████Senior Director of Program Operations$151,681June 30, 2018
...and 14 more key personnel

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