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On the 28th March 2014, over 30 land specialists met in their third Expert Group Meeting (EGM) in Washington DC, United States of America, to advance the discussion on possible targets and indicators for the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

One of the World Bank Conference policy side-events

Participants represented various organisations and institutions including bilateral and multilateral, civil society, research and training, and independent experts.

During the meeting, participants and organisations shared recent developments in the Agenda and identified possible ways of meaningful engagement.

Participants also identified key land issues and messages that ought to be taken into account in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. These issues include gender, the continuum of land rights and tenure, and the cross-cutting nature of land to service a range of focus areas currently under consideration.
Experts proposed the following target for the Post-2015 Development Agenda:

Increase by XX% the number of women and the number of men who have secure tenure of land, property and natural resources that support their well-being and livelihoods

Experts also outlined the possible wordings of two indicators that could track progress towards the above target:

  1. Percentage of women and percentage of men with tenure that is legally recognised and documented
  2. Percentage of women and percentage of men who perceive their tenure is secure

Experts issued a Communique that captures their key messages for discussion and further engagement in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

The EGM was convened at the margins of the Annual World Bank Land Conference and as a follow up to another meeting on land indicators feasibility studies, held in Washington DC on 22nd March 2014.

The EGM was sponsored by GLTN a network of 63 global and regional partners working towards securing land and property rights for all.

The meeting was facilitated by the Global Land Indicator Initiative (GLII), an initiative of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, UN-Habitat and the World Bank, supported by GLTN.

The GLII was established in 2012 with the aim to support efforts to harmonize monitoring efforts around land tenure and governance. For more information, please visit the GLII webpage.

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