Introducing the PRIndex Analytical Report 2017 | Land Portal

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March 2018
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Property rights are a cornerstone of economic development and social justice. One of the most fundamental ways of understanding the strength of property rights is through citizens’ perceptions of them. Yet perceptions of tenure security have never been collected at a global scale, obscuring a clear understanding of the magnitude and nature of citizens’ experience, and preventing the issue of property rights from receiving the visibility and attention it deserves. The Global Property Rights Index, or PRIndex, seeks to address this gap.

The latest in a series of reports on PRIndex testing efforts, this report is based on a 3-country study in Colombia, India, and Tanzania. The primary aim of this study was to identify the best way to measure tenure security in advance of a full-scale roll-out of PRIndex in 2018-9. A secondary purpose was to validate prior test results by producing more precise estimates of tenure security through collection of larger samples drawn from an increased number of clusters.

Results for this test are provided in two reports: in this analytical report, we highlight key findings on tenure security in the three countries based on our recommended tenure security measure. In an accompanying methodological report, we focus on how we arrived at our recommendation for measuring tenure security.

You can download the data files for the 3-country test here.

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The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is the UK's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.


Our mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries.

We do this by locking together high quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused dissemination and debate.

Global Land Alliance

The mission of Global Land Alliance is to enable the prosperity of people and places by advancing learning and practice to achieve land tenure security and the efficient, inclusive and sustainable use of land and natural resources.

We aim to accelerate quality development by resolving land issues with new paradigms of participation and accountability.   We are a think-and-do tank focused on resolving land issues to address four critical development challenges:

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