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Prindex is groundbreaking

Around the world, insecure property rights prevent families from feeling confident about the future, businesses from investing, and communities from becoming more productive. Hundreds of millions of us lack property security. This makes the world poorer, less free, and less just.

There is a growing recognition of the need for change, but without accurate information, governments, business and civil society can’t understand the nature of the challenge or how to overcome it.

Prindex will provide that information, and make possible the changes that will bring about more secure, productive and dignified societies.

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What we do

Our growing global dataset will measure perceptions of property security in more than thirty countries by the end of 2018. We survey perceptions of a representative sample of citizens, not only heads of household. Perceptions determine behaviour and make accurate comparisons of property security under different legal frameworks possible. That’s also why perceptions of property security are included in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Representative surveys allow us to include women and young adults in the land rights conversation.

We’re a resource for researchers, governments, entrepreneurs, and the global land rights movement.

Our plan

In 2018, we will collect data from 33 countries to build the first truly global, comparable measure of property security; we plan to cover over 100 countries by 2019. Our rigorous methodology has been refined through prior, experimental, rounds of data collection, including a nine-country study in 2016, and a more focused three-country study in 2017.

Prindex is a joint initiative of the Global Land Alliance and Overseas Development Institute with staff from both organisations working on the project alongside expert consultants. Meet the team.

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