Quantitative indicators for common property tenure security

Today, there is a growing consensus on the cross-cutting contribution of resource rights to reducing poverty, achieving food security, resolving resource conflicts and providing incentives for sustainable resource management and as a contribution to democratic development. The International Land Coalition (ILC) is a network of organizations united by a shared vision that promoting secure and equitable access to and control over land for poor women and men reduces poverty and contributes to dignity and inclusion. This paper is addressed to people concerned with common property tenure security, especially researchers, and examines one core activity of the ILC that is foundational to many of the wider activities that ILC undertakes: monitoring secure access to land. It examines the ways in which monitoring access to land provides a basis for action by a variety of organisations within and beyond ILC