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17 October 2018
Global

Global survey of perceptions of property rights could help provide solutions to key development challenges

The first official results from an international survey of how secure people feel in their homes and on their land were published today, revealing that in the initial 15 countries surveyed, 25% of citizens are concerned that their property could be taken away from them. This aligns with earlier findings from a pilot study in three countries.

24 March 2017
Honduras
Macedonia
Nicaragua
Vietnam
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Only 30% of the world’s population has a legally registered title to their land.
  • As discussed at the Land and Poverty Conference 2017, secure land rights are important for reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity at the country, community, and family levels.
  • The World Bank supports countries to secure land rights for their populations, especially women, Indigenous Peoples, and other vulnerable groups.

South America
Bolivia
Brazil
Colombia

By: Chris Arsenault
Date: October 6th 2016
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Communities that own the territory are more likely to conserve the forest than other land users

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Giving indigenous people land title deeds is one of the most cost-effective ways to preserve South America's endangered rainforest, a research group said on Thursday.

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