Land Monitoring | Land Portal

Land monitoring systems are crucial tools for improving the governance, ownership and management of land around the world.

Below you will find a short description for each of the principle land monitoring systems in use today.

Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT)

The VGGT are the internationally negotiated framework to improve land governance. Drafted by over 1000 stakeholders with different cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the VGGT were negotiated by Member States of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and endorsed on 11 May 2012. According to the Land governance programme map and database of the Global Donor Working Group on Land, there are currently 253 active programmes worth 2.6 billion USD related to the VGGT.

Land and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Land and SDGs UN member States endorsed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and committed to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)- a set of 17 Global Goals, in a 15-year period. The SDGs contain land-related targets and indicators under SDGs 1, 2, 5, 11 and 15.  Many national, regional and global organizations and stakeholders working in the land sector are committed to implementing the SDGs and monitoring the land-related indicators to promote responsible land governance and secure tenure rights for all. Land is a key economic resource inextricably linked to access to, use of...

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