The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) is an alliance of international partners contributing to poverty alleviation and the Sustainable Development Goals through increased access to land and tenure security for all. The Network’s partnership of organizations is drawn from the rural and urban civil society, international research and training institutions, bilateral and multilateral organizations, and international professional bodies. We takes a more holistic approach land issues and improves on global land coordination through development, dissemination, and implementation of pro-poor and gender responsive land tools.
GLTN tools and approaches contribute to land reform, good land governance, inclusive land administration, sustainable land management, and functional land sector coordination.
Established in 2006, GLTN has developed a global partnership on land issues pulling together global partners, as well as many individual members. These partners include international networks of civil society organizations, international finance institutions, international research and training institutions, donors and professional bodies. We aim to take a more holistic approach to land issues by improving global coordination on land; through the establishment of a continuum of land rights, rather than just focus on individual land titling; through improving and developing pro-poor land management, as well as land tenure tools; by unblocking existing initiatives; assisting in strengthening existing land networks; assisting in the development of gendered land tools which are affordable and useful to the grassroots; and improving the general dissemination of knowledge about how to implement security of tenure.
To reach the overall goal of poverty alleviation through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure, GLTN partners have identified and agreed upon pro-poor, gender-responsive and scalable land tools which address a variety of land issues at the country level, across all regions.