In April 2019, UN Habitat through the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) and Global Urban Observatory (GUO) Units; with support from the Global Land Indicators Initiative (GLII) contacted National Statistical Offices (NSOs), National Land Registries and SDGs focal points with the aim of mobilizing existing data on land tenure security in response to SDGs indicator 1.4.2. The data drive was conducted in support of UN Habitat Database for Human Settlements Indicators, for which 1.4.2 is part of.
A total of 141 UN member States out of 191 were contacted between April and July 2019. A standardized excel template that provided guidance on the data sets required for indicator 1.4.2 was shared with the data institutions for completion. Open consultation and discussion with the respective offices was sustained via email, Skype and telephone conversations; mainly clarifying the datasets required, relevant surveys for integration of the joint module for indicators 1.4.2 and 5.a.1 as jointly developed by the custodian agencies (UN-Habitat, World Bank and FAO).
The purpose of this data drive is three-fold:
- Profile the data that exists, and the level of effort required to deliver country-level data to achieve Tier I status for indicator 1.4.2.
- Establish a baseline data on SDG indicator 1.4.2 for member States’ while building on existing land datasets.
- Inform the work of the custodian agencies in planning, dissemination of the joint module for indicator 1.4.2 and 5.a.1, and capacity support by partners’ including CSOs, private sector, donors, and other development agencies for data efforts.
Authors and Publishers
Clinton Omusula and Everlyne Nairesiae
The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) is an alliance of global regional and national partners contributing to poverty alleviation through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure particularly through the development and dissemination of pro-poor and gender-sensitive land tools.
Secure land tenure and property rights are fundamental to shelter and livelihoods as well as the realisation of human rights, poverty reduction,economic prosperity and sustainable development.