PRIndex: The Global Property Rights Index

Farmer in Colombia

Despite the importance of property rights, we don’t actually know how many people in the world feel they lack secure, equitable access to land and housing and where these problems are concentrated. Secure property rights are fundamental to a host of food security, territorial governance, financial inclusion, climate change, and health outcomes, as reflected in several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): see more here.

PRIndex, the Global Property Rights Index, is a collaborative initiative between Global Land Alliance and the ODI that aims to develop and roll out the first global measurement of peoples’ perceptions of their property rights. PRIndex is looking to establish a global and national-level baseline of perceptions of land tenure security, which will provide the grounding for a global conversation and movement around securing the property rights of billions who currently lack them. In Latin America, PRIndex has undertaken national surveys in Colombia, Peru and Brazil.


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