ODI expert Anna Locke explains how PRIndex in 2018 is working to equip governments, citizens and civil society with a powerful tool for achieving tenure security for all.
Millions of people currently lack the fundamental foundation for growth and development that tenure security and property rights offer. After being neglected in the Millennium Development Goals, land and property rights have since been pushed much further up the development agenda and now appear in three of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To seize this vital opportunity for progress we need good, reliable and trusted data. PRIndex – the Global Property Rights Index, an initiative between ODI and Land Alliance, with seed funding from Omidyar Network and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) – seeks to provide this data.
A cost-effective and widely accessible measure of citizens’ perceptions of their property rights PRIndex will, within the next eighteen months, cover at least 36 countries, with data being used to inform key agendas and stakeholders. By 2019, the project aims to cover 140 countries.