20 Mar '17, 5pm

By the Numbers: Indigenous and Community Land Rights

By the Numbers: Indigenous and Community Land Rights

When more than 1,200 land rights experts converge on the World Bank’s Washington, DC headquarters today for the 18th Annual Land and Poverty Conference, participants from government, civil society groups, private sector and donor agencies will focus on how they can use data and other evidence to reform land policies, identify strategies for expansion and find ways to monitor progress. While conference participants from around the world have in previous years presented and discussed new information on individual private property rights and state land, here are some important numbers about Indigenous and community land rights, the world’s most common form of tenure. 50% The proportion of the world’s land held by Indigenous Peoples and other local communities. The precise amount of communal land is not known, but many experts argue that at least half of the world’s land is he...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/03/numbers-indigenous-and-co...

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