Global Campaign to Eradicate Insecurity of Tenure by 2030

Robin McLaren, Stig Enemark

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The global eradication of infectious diseases through highly coordinated campaigns has been successful. Although insecurity of tenure is not a disease, its impact is devastating in terms of trapping people in poverty, displacing communities and making them homeless, and reducing food security and creating hunger. Only about 30% of the world’s population are covered by official land administration systems while the rest potentially suffer from insecurity of tenure. This is a human rights issue. Therefore, should a global campaign to achieve 80% global security of tenure by 2030 be planned and initiated?
It is time for the land sector communities to be more ambitious in their goals, involve new partners to support innovation, adopt highly scalable approaches, collaborate more effectively under this common objective to eradicate this scourge on the earth and create land rights for all. This proposed global campaign could well be the necessary catalyst for change.
The paper initially investigates the drivers that are emerging at the highest levels to raise the necessity and urgency to initiate a scalable, global campaign to eradicate insecurity of tenure. The paper then discusses how the global community needs to change and coordinate to make it happen.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResponsible Land Governance: Towards an Evidence Based Approach : 2017 World bank Conference on Land and Poverty
Number of pages15
PublisherWorld Bank Publications
Publication dateMar 2017
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017
Event2017 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty -
Duration: 20 Mar 201724 Mar 2017


Conference2017 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty
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