Prindex is a global index and set of tools that collects and makes available data on citizen's perception of security of their rights to property and land. People’s perceptions of security influence their readiness to invest time and money into their homes and farms and can drive social and economic behaviour in various ways.
The QTR project conducted jointly by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), a UK based international development think tank and TMP Systems, a consultancy network that helps the private sector solve complex environmental and social problems, have sought to develop a methodology to assess and demonstrate the levels of land related risks to business that investors and companies face in land-based investments in agriculture.
A collaboration between Landesa and TMP systems, the Social License Platform (SLP) is a web-based service that helps companies and investors find the expertise needed to perform due diligence, meet applicable land-related environmental and social standards, and achieve smarter and more successful land-based projects and investments in land, while promoting better outcomes for local communities.
Namati champions the role of grassroots legal advocates, or “community paralegals” who are trained in basic law and skills for mediation, organizing, education, and advocacy. This enables them to assist communities to secure rights to land and natural resources in three key ways: documenting community land claims and strengthening local land governance before investment projects arrive, supporting communities to negotiate equitable deals, and monitoring and promoting compliance with the terms of investment once agreements are reached.
In 2018, Global Witness found that Guatemala had experienced the highest increase in the number of murders of land and environmental defenders of any country in the world. Last year alone, the president of the village chapter of the Comité de Desarrollo Campesino (CODECA), a national organization of social movements led by indigenous people who work for the recognition of land rights, was murdered, as well as four of his colleagues. Many of these murders occurred in the municipality of Izabal.
En 2018, Global Witness encontró que Guatemala experimentó el aumento más alto en el número de asesinatos de defensores de la tierra y el medio ambiente. Sólo el año pasado, el presidente del capítulo de la aldea del Comité de Desarrollo Campesino (CODECA), una organización nacional de movimientos sociales liderada por los indígenas que trabaja por los derechos a la
tierra, fue asesinado, así como cuatro de sus colegas de CODECA. Muchos de estos asesinatos ocurrieron en el
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.