Quick Disbursement Fund (QDF)

Quick Disbursement Fund (QDF)

QDF is a quick response funding window that can be accessed to support immediate actions to address situations that puts tenure security of family farmers, women and ethnic minorities at risk, or influence emerging land governance agendas or windows of opportunity towards a more positive policy outcome or environment of a regional, national or local scope. The QDF will fund activities up to a maximum of US$50,000. The proposed activity should not be for more than six (6) months.

The Quick Disbursement Fund Guidelines


QDF Activity and Budget Proposal Template

MRLG have already disbursed fund for the following Quick Disbursement Fund Projects:

Project Title


Thematic Coverage


 INRM for Food Security – Capacity  Development Framework for an  Integrated Approach

 (completed project)

 Land Issues  Working Group,  contracted to  Village Focus  International

 Land Rights Awareness/  Education.

 Lao PDR

 CSO Pre-consultations on Myanmar  National Land Use Policy

 (completed project)

 Land Core Group,  contracted to  Loka Ahlinn

 Land Use Policy Public  Consultation.


 Rubber Baron Accountability Project:    Preparing and Assisting Affected  Communities for CAO Process

 (closing in August)

 Equitable  Cambodia

 Assisting threatened  communities to defend  their rights.


 Recommendation for Draft Decree V-1  on Land Policy



 Providing evidence and  public consultation to  improve the land policy  draft decree.

 Viet Nam

 Representing IP Community in Orona  Village against the Encroachment on  the Collective Registered Land


 Vishnu Law  Group

 Assisting threatened  indigenous communities  and providing redress.


Establishing  CFs in Cancelled ELCs in Strung Treng Province

(on going)


 Land Rights

Recognition-Forest Tenure


 Facilitating private sector  leadership to address land governance issues in the eucalyptus and tea plantation sectors

(on going)

 Earth Systems

 Private Sector Engagement

 Lao PDR