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Securing Land and Property Rights for All

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EOIRequested Service: An Institution to Undertake Capacity Development of Statisticians, land experts and practitioners (Producers and Users) On Methodology for Data Collection and Reporting on Land Indicators

Introduction

Secure land and property rights are critical for reducing poverty and for enhancing economic development, gender equality and social stability. When land is poorly managed, the resulting problems often lead to disputes, land degradation and lost economic and development opportunities, as can be seen in many developing countries. Secure land tenure and property rights can be delivered through a variety of forms. Tenure security is partly a matter of perception and can be safeguarded by various mechanisms if the rights of land users and owners are clear. In addition to formal titles, security can be achieved through long-term rental contracts or by the formal recognition of customary rights and informal settlements. This range of possible forms of tenure has become internationally recognized as a continuum of tenure security, along which each form of tenure provides a different set of rights and degree of security and responsibility.

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