Measuring global perceptions of land and property rights
Prindex collects robust data on perceptions of property rights to help to build a world where everyone feels secure in their right to their home. Find out more
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How secure do property rights feel to people in your country? Explore the data and make comparisons
Land rights matter.
Watch this video covering the findings from Prindex's 2020 data and featuring three experts discussing why tenure security is so crucial.
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Press release: Almost 1 billion people worldwide expect to lose their homes against their will, Prindex global study reveals
Conducted just prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, the survey likely underrepresents current levels of insecurity now exacerbated by a slumping global economy.
Q&A with Rina Chandran from Thomson Reuters Foundation
Journalist Rina Chandran, who will moderate our global launch on 15 July, talks about land and property rights in Asia
Global launch: Securing Land and Property Rights in a Post-Pandemic World
Join us on 15 July for the online launch of our full global dataset of 140 countries.
Prindex Comparative Report, July 2020
The culmination of over five years of work to develop and apply the Prindex methodology, this report presents the first ever comparable assessment of perceived tenure security that is truly global, with data from more than 140 countries, representing 96% of the world’s adult population.
Women's perceptions of tenure security: Evidence from 140 Countries
The global Prindex survey provides comparative and representative evidence of women’s perceptions of the security of their land and property rights. This report draws on this data to examine gender differences across a wide spectrum of countries and provide evidence relevant to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Global perceptions of tenure security: Looking beyond the formalisation of property rights
Policy makers often focus on expanding access to formal documentation to improve tender security. Yet Prindex data reveals that formalisation does not always shift how secure people feel in their property rights.
Women's perceptions of tenure security: Evidence from 33 Countries
This report uses household-level data from 33, mostly developing, countries to analyse perceptions of tenure insecurity among women. We test two hypotheses: (1) that women feel more insecure than men; and (2) that increasing statutory protections for women, for instance by issuing joint named titles or making inheritance law more gender equal, increases de facto tenure security.