Briefing PRIndex will collect data from 36 countries to help citizens secure property rights

    by PRIndex
    Wednesday, 13 December 2017 13:51 GMT

ARCHIVE PHOTO: Tribal villagers tend to her rice paddy crop in Khammam district in India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh March 20, 2012. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Nita Bhalla

After two years of rigorous testing, Land Alliance and the Overseas Development Institute are expanding a first-of-its-kind global dataset and index on perceptions of property rights, called the Global Property Rights Index (PRIndex).

With seed funding from Omidyar Network and the UK’s Department for International Development, PRIndex is a baseline, multi-national dataset measuring how secure people feel about their rights to the land and property on which they live and work. This data will provide the grounding for a global conversation and movement around securing the property rights of billions who currently lack them, and has the potential to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Building on initial data collected from 9 countries in 2016 and 2017, PRIndex 2018 will collect data from an additional 36 countries in different regions of the world, creating the world’s first comprehensive account of people’s perceptions and opinions of property rights.

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