Property rights are a cornerstone of economic development and social justice. PRIndex supports the achievement of secure property rights around the world by creating a baseline global dataset measuring individual perceptions of tenure security. The first round of PRIndex surveys measured perceived tenure security using the following two questions:

  1. Question: Do you think it is at all possible that you, personally, could lose the right to live in this home against your will in the next five years? “Against your will” means you are not given a choice and you have to stop living in this home.
  2. Question: [If “yes” to question 1] Do you think this will probably happen in the next five years, or not?

Based on the combination of the answers given to these two questions, respondents in each country were classified into three tenure security categories: SecureSomewhat insecure; and Very insecure.  This indicator can be broken down further for two specific groups, namely homeowners and renters.

The indicators presented here on the Land Portal represent only a fraction of the data collected and additional information about the PRIndex methodology can be found in the first PRIndex report.

 

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PRIndex: Perceived Tenure Security

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Who is feeling tenure-insecure?

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Data definitions: 

Insecure

Those who said it is both possible and probable that they will lose the right to live in their homes in the next five years.

Somewhat insecure

Those who said it is possible that they could lose the right to live in their homes against their will in the next five years, but that it is not probable (i.e., they said “no” to the second question), or who say it is possible but are unsure whether or not it is probable (i.e., they said “don’t know” or did not respond to the second question).

Secure

Those who simply answer “no” to the first question, indicating they do not believe it is possible they could lose the right to live in their home against their will in the next five years. These respondents were not asked the second question above. Those who said they don’t know or did not answer this question were removed from the results, while those who said it is possible moved on to question 2.

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Measurement unit: 
Percent

The indicators presented here on the Land Portal represent only a fraction of the data collected and additional information about the PRIndex methodology can be found in the first PRIndex report.

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