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Global Property Rights Index Debuts Early Findings
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Global Property Rights Index Debuts Early Findings

by Marc Janoff

In collaboration with Land Alliance, the Omidyar Network (ON) and the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), Gallup is conducting research for the Global Property Rights Index (PRIndex), a new initiative that seeks to understand how people perceive the security of their land and homes.

To date, there is no established scientific method for comparing citizens' perceptions about property rights over time or across countries. This initiative fills that global data gap, with the hope that the data will help others build a secure future for people who are worried about losing their homes or land.

In 2016, Gallup conducted an initial round of questionnaire development and testing in 10 countries, spread across multiple geographic regions. Gallup will release early findings from several of these countries during a media event Tuesday at Gallup's offices in London from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

While Gallup is still analyzing the data, some of the initial findings from three countries (Colombia, Nigeria and Indonesia) show:

  • About one in five adults can be classified as tenure-insecure.
  • Both men and women report similar levels of tenure security.
  • Tenure insecurity is higher among renters.
  • Among renters and owners, a majority report having documents such as sale deeds or lease agreements.
  • Ownership of documents gives people a greater sense of tenure security.

Please join us to hear more about this critical research and how it helps measure the effect of global efforts to provide more secure property rights.

You can also watch the event online live:

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