From June 20th to July 14th, 2017, the Land Portal, in collaboration with GLTN/GLII, Land Alliance and LandAC, will co-facilitate a dialogue through which a variety of stakeholders will focus on discussions centered around measuring the perception of land tenure security in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The land tenure and property rights community has worked tirelessly to contribute to several of the Goals, with a major focus on Goal #1—to end poverty in all its forms everywhere. In order to reflect the paramount importance of land rights in the eradication of poverty, the UN System has developed Indicator 1.4.2. to monitor the progress of the security of land and property rights by countries during the SDG period until 2030. The specific text of Indicator 1.4.2 is, “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.”
We are now in a period in which each of the SDG indicators are being reviewed by the UN’s statistical experts to assess the methods for measuring them, and the current and future data sources for providing globally comparable statistics on them.
The online discussion therefore aims to widen the scope of awareness among land sector stakeholders about the efforts to measure Indicator 1.4.2., elicit feedback and views on the plans from a diversity of stakeholders, and focus attention on some of the particular benefits and challenges in measuring perception of tenure security as called for in the Indicator 1.4.2.
- Highlight the importance of monitoring land tenure security for all and the provision in the SDGs Indicator 1.4.2. including national policy reforms, global scorecard effects, and resource allocation in response to progress or lack thereof.
- Provide readouts from the EGM on survey data about main methodologies and questions for measuring security and state-of-play for reclassification of 1.4.2.
- Introduce the opportunities and challenges of collecting data on perception of land tenure security.
- Discuss the specific challenges and opportunities for collecting meaningful data by gender, and for vulnerable groups(e.g. Indigenous/territorial rights) in monitoring and reporting on perception data
- Profile innovative data collection/reporting approaches and best practices from various players on perception data, disaggregation -and locate their contribution in monitoring indicator 1.4.2
- Provide specific recommendations on areas of focus on perception data to the custodian agencies responsible for indicator 1.4.2, currently working on the methodology for measuring this indicator consideration.
- Provide key messages for the overall LANDac2017 including GLII session on the SDGs - with a focus on tenure security and land governance in relation to the SDGs, leaving no one behind.
- What data is needed to measure tenure security for all? What is available, and what are the plans for collecting the required datasets?
- How do we understand the perception of tenure security?
- What gender and other group dynamics that need to be considered in collecting, analyzing and reporting on perceptions and legal documentation?
- What are some of the best practices we have on how perception data has been collected and disseminated? (Existing or developing), challenges and opportunities.