Integrated Land-Use Initiatives: Theory and Practice

on-line course, integrated land-use initiatives


It is possible to institute sustainable land-use practices, promote climate mitigation and adaptation, fight nature loss, and lift communities out of poverty at the same time. 


We want to show you how. 


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. 

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To register for the course on a mobile device, follow the steps below:

  1. Download the EdCast app through the app store
  2. Open the EdCast app
  3. Enter the Team name:
  4. Click the URL for the ILU Course
  5. When prompted to log-in, create an OLC account if you are a new user or log-in with an existing OLC account
  6. Find & Launch the course (either by searching or clicking the link again)

For detailed instructions on creating your OLC account and accessing Part 1, click here

For instructions on accessing Part 2, click here 

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)

To learn more about integrated land use, read the World Bank’s Guide to Integrated Land-Use Initiatives.  


Integrated Land-Use Initiatives: Theory and Practice was funded by
German Federal Foreign Office (AA)
German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI)
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
United Kingdom Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ)
United States Department of State (DOS)