Last week, our colleague Ghanimat Azhdari was one of the 176 people who lost their lives in a plane that crashed just outside of Tehran, Iran. While our interaction with Ghanimat was brief, our team had the pleasure and honour of working with Ghanimat at the First Arab Land Conference, which took place in Dubai in February of 2018.
KPMG UK’s International Development Assistance Services provides management consultancy services to international development sector clients, and in particular within the KPMG UK public sector practice, to the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
Prindex is an indicator of citizen's perception of the security of their property rights. Perceptions determine behaviour and make accurate comparisons of property security under different legal frameworks possible. Prindex is a resource for researchers, governments, entrepeneurs, and the global land rights movement to take action based on accurate and up-to-date information, and make possible the changes that will bring about more secure, productive and dignified societies.
The Interlaken Group is an informal network of individual leaders from influential companies, investors, CSOs, government and international organizations. The purpose of the Group is to expand and leverage private sector action to secure community land rights. Together they develop, adopt and disseminate new tools and advance new “pre-competitive” mechanisms to accelerate private sector learning on responsible land rights practices.
Evidence shows that women can benefit from having individualised land rights formalized in their names. However, similar evidence is not available for formalization of land rights that are based on collective tenure. Studies have estimated that as much as 65 percent of the world’s land is held under customary, collective-tenure systems. Improving tenure security for land held collectively has been shown to improve resource management and to support self-determination of indigenous groups.
During the recent Conference on Land Policy in Africa, we had a chance to sit down and speak with Professor Howard Stein of the University of Michigan. Scroll below to read more.
1) Can you tell us a little bit about your research, work and background?
TMP Systems is a network that solves complex environmental and social problems, working through cooperative agreements among three specialised organizations (TMP Public, TMP Private and TMP Climate). Their expertise lies in finance, technology and political economy and their work spans developed and developing countries on six continents. TMP has been working with the LEGEND program from its inception with a focus on improving tenure risk assessment and management.
Since 2015, the Land Portal has been funded by DFID through the LEGEND programme to focus on creating a vibrant and diverse online community that contributes content, shares information, exchanges good practices and uses open data on land to increase transparency and to influence land policy at all levels. More specifically, as a member of DFID’s LEGEND program, the Land Portal has created the following suite of tools:
Landesa is an international NGO that partners with governments and local organizations to ensure that rural women and men living in extreme poverty have secure rights over the land they depend on. As a member of DFID’s LEGEND program, Landesa has created the following suite of tools: