Research on Land Policy and Urban Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM

This RFP will open on November 15, 2023.

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy invites proposals for original research on land policies and urban development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our objective is to understand how land policies are overcoming—or can overcome—systemic challenges to sustainable development in the region, including housing affordability and informality, spatial segregation, fiscal autonomy, and climate change. We need to think holistically to produce structural changes to address these challenges, so we are seeking to shed light on current policy debates across the region on key research areas of interest to the Lincoln Institute. These areas include the implementation of land-based financing instruments for infrastructure finance and fiscal stability, approaches to informal settlements’ upgrading and regularization, policies to reduce housing deficits, and enabling nature-based solutions for climate action.

Application guidelines and proposal submissions are also available in Spanish and Portuguese.


Submission Deadline
January 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM


Adaptation, Climate Mitigation, Housing, Inequality, Informal Land Markets, Infrastructure, Land Market Regulation, Land Use, Land Use Planning, Land Value, Municipal Fiscal Health, Planning, Property Taxation, Public Finance, Public Policy, Urban Development, Urban Upgrading and Regularization, Value Capture, Water