Land Alliance, in collaboration with ON, DFID and Gallup, is launching the Global Property Rights Index (PRIndex)


Land Alliance, in collaboration with ON, DFID and Gallup, is launching the Global Property Rights Index (PRIndex)

Tuesday, December 6
10:00am-12pm GMT
The Shard, London
Watch it here live streaming

10:00am to noon | Key Findings and Next Steps
Moderated by Joe Daly, Gallup, Inc.
• Introduction | DFID and Omidyar Network
• Initial Research Findings | Land Alliance and Gallup
• Hidden Stories: Reporting on Property Rights | Thompson Reuters Foundation
• Using Technology to Understand Citizen Perceptions | Dalberg Global Development Advisors
• The Way Forward | Omidyar Network

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What is the PRIndex Pilot Project?
PRIndex stands for the Global Property Rights Index, a citizen’s perception-based indicator of the security of property rights. Land Alliance, with support from the Omidyar Network, UK DfID, and in association with Gallup, Inc., is leading a pilot project to develop the index and test its application in ten countries in 2016 and 2017. After piloting, the index will be globalized through the Gallup World Poll starting in 2018. The PRIndex database is intended to be an open data set which will function as global public good to monitor and encourage property rights reforms. It is linked to the post-2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Voluntary Guidelines for the Governance of Land, Forests and Fisheries.

Why does PRIndex matter for development?
Property rights are a cornerstone of both economic development and social justice. To date, there is no well-established methodology to provide reasonable comparisons of property rights as perceived by average citizens over time, and across countries. PRIndex will demonstrate both progress and gaps in the provision of secure tenure through citizens’ perception-based responses, helping to fill the evidence gap on the “demand side” of the property rights issue.

Who is involved?
Land Alliance, Inc. in association with Gallup Inc., is implementing the PRIndex pilot project in 2016. Financial support and oversight for the pilot project comes from the Omidyar Network and the UK Department for International Development (DfID).

What is the status?
• Question module developed with a technical advisory group of research experts;
• State-level pilot surveys carried out in India with 14,000 respondents;
• Gallup is collecting data in a set of ten countries with nationally representative samples during August-December, 2016;
• A mobile-phone and internet-based survey of 30,000 respondents is ongoing in India with results expected in December 2016;
• Gallup and Land Alliance will disseminate initial findings in a global launch on December 6 2016;
• Stakeholder consultations for PRIndex will be held during 2017.


1. Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Peru.