Collective Land Restoration through Agricultural Intensification in Makueni County, Kenya

Restoring Degraded Landscapes (RDL) is positioned to influence global restoration agendas such as 20x20 in Latin America, AFR100 in Africa, and Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) to ensure sustainable and equitable outcomes. These restoration efforts will, at least partially, be financed by private investors. For example, the LDN Fund is designed as an impact investment fund, currently managed by MIROVA a global asset management firm. WLE's theory of change impact pathways show that the CRP must provide scientific backstopping in the areas of: 1) baselining and exante modeling, 2) cheap and effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems, and 3) governance and institutions that are socially equitable. This framework (P420) outlines how RDL can provide these services and engage with privately financed land restoration projects which is largely an unfamiliar area for CRP's.