Rights and Resources Initiative



The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) is a global coalition of organisations working to encourage forest land tenure and policy reforms and the transformation of the forest economy so that business reflects local development agendas and supports local livelihoods. RRI works at the country, regional and global levels, collaborating on research, advocacy and convening strategic actors. 

The RRI Coalition is formed by a group of core partners who work in areas of their regional and thematic expertise. Partners also engage with a wide group of collaborators who participate in and support RRI activities. The 14 Partners and 120 plus collaborator organisations are directly engaged in land and forest policy reforms in almost 20 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The Secretariat of the Rights and Resources Initiative, the Rights and Resources Group (RRG), is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, that leads the global-level analysis and advocacy, catalyses new strategic collaboration and advisory groups, and coordinates the governance and activities of the Initiative.

The key mission of RRI is to promote greater global action on pro-poor forest policy and market reforms to increase household and community ownership, control and benefits from forests and trees.