Prindex - Global Property Rights Index - 2019/2020 | Land Portal

Prindex stands for the Global Property Rights Index, an indicator of citizens' perceptions of the security of land and property rights. Prindex is an initiative of ODI and Land Alliance supported by Omidyar Network, DFID and other donors. It aims to fill the gap in information about individual perception of tenure security, by creating a baseline global dataset covering more than 100 countries, to support the achievement of secure property rights around the world.

An initial phase of development of the index and testing its application was carried out in ten countries during 2016 and 2017. After the development phase, the index was turned into globalized collections in 2018. In 2019, with data added to the Gallup World Poll, Prindex expanded to a total of 141 countries worldwide. In July of 2020, Prindex released comparative results from its data collection and found that almost 1 billion people worldwide feel that they are vulnerable to losing their house or property over the next five years.

For additional information about the methodology and the questionnaire, as well as the full data are available on the new Prindex website: https://www.prindex.net/.

 

Prindex - Global Property Rights Index - 2019/2020 - FIGURE 2: GLOBAL LEVELS OF PERCEIVED TENURE INSECURITY BY COUNTRY
Source: Prindex Comparative Report, Figure 2 (p. 12,) July 2020.

 

Percentage of people who believe it is somewhat or very likely that they could lose the right to use their property or part of it against their will in the next 5 years

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Percentage of people who believe it is very unlikely or unlikely that they could lose the right to use their property or part of it against their will in the next 5 years

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Percentage of people who say they have formal, legally-binding documents that demonstrate their right to live in or use any of their properties

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Percentage of people who say they have informal formal documents that demonstrate their right to live in or use any of their properties

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Percentage of people who say they have no formal or informal documents that demonstrate their right to live in or use any of their properties

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Percentage of people who think that property rights are somewhat or very well-protected in their country

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Percentage of people who have lost the right to live in a property against their will

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Percentage of people who, if challenged, know how to defend their rights to live in or otherwise use their properties

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Prindex - Perceptions of tenure security

Prindex (PRINDEX)

PRIndex, the Global Property Rights Index, is a collaborative initiative between Global Land Alliance and the Overseas Development Institute (with staff from both organisations working on the project alongside expert consultants), that aims to develop and roll out the first global measurement of peoples’ perceptions of their property rights.

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