Getting a Clearer Picture: Civil Society Reports on Progress Towards SDG Target 1.4 in Seven Asian Countries, 2020 | Land Portal

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February 2022
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ISBN: 978-971-8632-67-3

Target 1.4 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seeks to ensure that “all men and women, particularly the poor and vulnerable, have equal rights … to ownership and control over land and other forms of property.”

This target’s inclusion under SDG Goal 1, on “ending poverty in all its forms,” signifies a new global recognition that secure land tenure should be a central strategy in combating poverty. However, this land agenda has not been prominent in recent SDG reporting processes of governments.

This publication was therefore prepared by civil society organizations (CSOs) working on land rights in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, and the Philippines, to identify potential gaps in reporting on land under the SDGs. It gauges the progress made by governments towards addressing land rights under SDG 1.4, not only through the lens of official data and global indicators, but also through studies and feedback from CSOs and rural communities.

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Production team: Nathaniel Don Marquez, Denise Hyacinth Joy Musni, Marianne Jane Naungayan, Melissa Moran, Ma. Cristina Dumlao, Eisen Villanueva, Gerard Jerome Dumlao, Maria Azel Cabello Gorne, Joseph Onesa, Lennie Rose Cahusay, Joy Dumalanta


Land Watch Asia (LWA) is a regional campaign to ensure that access to land, agrarian reform, and sustainable development for the rural poor are addressed in national and regional development agenda. The campaign involves civil society organizations in seven countries – Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines.

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