The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) is tracking tenure to monitor legal recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities. In total, they offer five databases, which embrace both quantitative and qualitative data. Besides tracking Land Tenure, Bundle of Rights and Women’s Rights to Community Forests, they provide the Forest Tenure Database covering more than 90% of the global forest area.
“Who owns the world’s lands and forests, and how has the recognition of communities’ statutory tenure rights shifted over time? Drawing on over 15 years of data, RRI’s quantitative Forest and Land Tenure Databases provide global evidence responding to these critical questions.”