SDG 1.4.2 | Land Portal

The data included in this dataset reflects indicator 1.4.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which measures the proportion of total adult population with secure tenure rights to land, with legally recognized documentation and who perceive their rights to land as secure, by sex and by type of tenure.


This indicator is under "Goal 1: No Poverty” of the SDGs and it refers to Target 1.4, which focuses on access to economic resources and basic services, amongst

 which, ownership and control over land.


>> Target 1.4.2 - By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance


This indicator is currently classified as Tier II. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the World Bank are the main Custodian agencies for this indicator. Official data is available at the SDG Indicators Database.


For more information, check also this indicator's page on Land Portal’s SDG portfolio.


Please note that according to their official formulation, several SDGs indicators need to be disaggregated, therefore the related datasets that appear on our website may contain more than one data series for a given SDG indicator. In particular, data for SDG indicator 1.4.2 is displayed in Land Portal through 3 sub-indicators:


  1. Proportion of adult population (both sexes) with legally recognized documentation on land

  2. Proportion of women out of total adult population with legally recognized documentation on land

  3. Proportion of people (both sexes) who perceive their rights as secured

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