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Secure land tenure and property rights are fundamental to shelter and livelihoods, and for the realisation of human rights, poverty reduction, economic prosperity and sustainable development. Likewise, access to land and security of tenure are prerequisites for providing shelter and for the realisation of sustainable urban development.

The Global Land Tool Network quote s long-term goal therefore is to contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable development through promoting secure land and property rights for all.

GLTN, now in its second phase (2012-2017) of operations, our objective is to support international partner organisations, UN-Habitat and related land programmes/projects and targeted countries and/or cities/municipalities in improving tenure security of the urban and rural poor through the adoption and implementation of land policies, tools and approaches that are pro-poor, gender appropriate, effective and sustainable.

GLTN will contribute to addressing the above issues and will retain its broad strategic partnerships with key international organizations involved in the land sector including UN agencies, multi-lateral and bi-lateral institutions, civil society organizations, professional groups and academia and training institutions. It will focus mainly to consolidate the gains of Phase 1 (2006-2011) and continue with the advocacy and knowledge management efforts; prioritise land tools; pilot test and roll-out of priority land tools and approaches at country level; mainstream gender, youth and grassroots; integrate capacity development and training into tool development process; implement capacity development programmes and support tool implementation in targeted countries and/or cities/municipalities.

The Project will be implemented in six years with an estimated budget of USD 40 Million where a portion of the budget has been secured from donors (e.g. Norway and Sweden).

The Global Land Tool Network Programme is currently WORKING the achievement of outputs and activities under each of the following Expected Accomplishments: