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GLOBAL
LAND INDEX

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GLOBAL
LAND INDEX

Global Land Index

Land is finite in quantity. Competing demands for its goods and services are increasing pressures on land resources in virtually every country.

As part of the long-term vision for the GLO and its communications strategy, the UNCCD is exploring the development of a Index to compare and rank countries based on governance and institutional indicators related to land management. The preliminary approach to the derivation of the Index is based on a governance framework in order to generate a composite index that reflects the enabling environment for Sustainable Land Management (SLM). The Index is envisioned to have two purposes: first, it is meant to be a communication and awareness raising tool, i.e., a mechanism by which to explore the utility of using existing data to help inform better land management policies, planning and practices. Second, with its focus on governance indicators, it could be used in conjunction with other land indices that cover bio-physical and socio-economic dimensions of SLM.

A preliminary draft scoping paper was commissioned and discussed at an expert workshop held in June 2017. The summary and recommendations from this workshop serve as a guide for future work on the Index.