Findings so far

Our first PRIndex report found that almost 25% of the respondents globally surveyed in the pilot phase feel their property rights are at risk. However, the levels of perceived tenure security may vary significantly among different countries. For instance, while in Egypt 17% percent of the population is concerned that their tenure rights are insecure or somewhat insecure, the same figure reaches 31% when we look at Nigeria.

A key finding from our first round was that the level of self-reported tenure insecurity varied depending on the phrasing of the questions and answers put to respondents. Our second test in late 2017 aimed to unpick this point further. Findings from this test will be published in our forthcoming report. 

Methodology

PRIndex is based upon nationally representative surveys targeting individuals aged 15 and above. Our efforts to date have focused on fine-tuning our data collection methods, including our questionnaire. A first round of testing in nine countries (see below) took place in 2015-16 and a follow up round in three of those countries took place in late 2017.

This latest test round took place in three of the nine countries – Colombia, India and Tanzania.

The first nine countries were Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Peru and Tanzania.

Additional information about the PRIndex methodology can be found in the first PRIndex report, as well as in a previously published India report.  Further details on our updated methodology are available in the forthcoming report.