Integrated Land-Use Initiatives: Theory and Practice


Integrated land use aims to sustainably manage multiple land uses across landscapes, considering both the natural and human systems that depend on them. In doing so, this approach can give rise to programs which recognize the interrelatedness between different sectors. 

The World Bank’s two-part course, entitled “Integrated Land-Use Initiatives: Theory and Practice,” will teach you how to balance economic, environmental and social considerations within a landscape. It is designed to help sustainability practitioners learn how to deal with the complex problems posed by the conflicting demands of different sets of groups and set priorities and boundaries.  

Part 1 of the course covers: multistakeholder engagement; environmental sustainability; economic benefits; and boundary setting within the context of integrated land-use initiatives. Part 2 covers: land tenure; financing strategies; monitoring, evaluation, and learning; and cross-sectoral coordination. Part 1 is a prerequisite for part 2. 

This course is part of an ongoing learning initiative and collaboration between the World Bank’s BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (ISFL) and the Global Partnership for Sustainable and Resilient Landscapes (PROGREEN)

World Bank
Publication Date
Wednesday, 01 November 2023
Applicable location
Sustainable land use
Financing policies and mechanisms
Learning materials