Land governance issues in context
Our comprehensive collection of issue portfolios cover everything from land conflicts to corruption, food security to gender, climate change, urban and forest tenure, indigenous land rights and much more.
Land monitoring systems are crucial tools for improving the governance, ownership and management of land around the world.
Below you will find a short description for each of the major land monitoring systems in use today.
The VGGT are the internationally negotiated framework to improve land governance. Drafted by over 1000 stakeholders with different cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the VGGT were negotiated by Member States of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and endorsed on 11 May 2012. According to the Land governance programme map and database of the Global Donor Working Group on Land, there are currently 253 active programmes worth 2.6 billion USD related to the VGGT.
The SDG Land Tracker provides easy access to official data and information on all land-specific SDG indicators. It concisely explains the indicators, why they are important, and tracks progress. Context UN member States endorsed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and committed to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - a set of 17 Global Goals, in a 15-year period. The SDGs contain land-related targets and indicators under SDGs 1, 2, 5, 11 and 15. Many national, regional and global organizations and stakeholders working in the land sector are committed...