The Rights and Resources Initiative is a strategic coalition of international, regional and community organizations engaged in development, research and conservation. Together, we are working to encourage greater global commitment and action on pro-poor tenure, policy and market reforms.
The quantitative dataset on forest tenure data by RRI currently covers 52 countries containing nearly 90% of the world’s forests. It monitors spatial forest tenure data - that is, who owns how many hectares of a given forest. RRI recognizes four categories of land ownership:
I) Forestland Owned by Indigenous Peoples and local communities
II) Forestland Designated for Indigenous Peoples and local communities
III) Forestland Administered by governments
IV) Forestland by individuals and private firms
To learn more about these categories visit https://rightsandresources.org/en/work-impact/tenure-data-tool/
Indicators are measured in million Ha.
Number of years
|Countries / Obs||Min / Max Value|
|Forest land administered by governments|
|Forest land designated by governments for Indigenous Peoples and local communities|
|Forest land owned by Indigenous Peoples and local communities|
|Forest land owned by individuals and firms|