- 1. Secure Tenure Rights
- 2. Strong Small-Scale Farming Systems
- 3. Diverse Tenure Systems
- 4. Equal land rights for women
- 5. Secure territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples
- 6. Locally-managed ecosystems
- 7. Inclusive decision-making
- 8. Transparent and accessible information
- 9. Effective actions against land grabbing
- 10. Protected land rights defenders
8. Transparent and accessible information
Ensure transparency and accountability, through unhindered and timely public access to all information that may contribute to informed public debate and decision-making on land issues at all stages, and through decentralization to the lowest effective level, to facilitate participation, accountability and the identification of locally appropriate solutions
In Albania, our members are documenting good practices and promoting mutual accountability in the collection and management of fees and tariffs by local governments for forest and pasture use
In Bangladesh, through the NES process, members are working in cooperation with Transparency International Bangladesh (TiB), to develop appropriate strategies to build public pressure against all corruption in land governance structures and systems
In Cambodia, our members are collaborating with provincial forestry and fisheries administrations to conduct boundary demarcations and mapping so that community claims on natural resource management may be legalized
In Indonesia, our members are working to train facilitators to map people’s land use and to help local communities in participatory mapping. The maps produced during training sessions serve as best practice cases and advocacy materials for informing the spatial planning policy in the province of Southeast Sulawesi.
In India, our members are documenting village level data through participatory meetings for the identification of landless, homeless, land holdings that are not regularized
Our members are also developing and testing a pilot rangelands monitoring observatory
In the Philippines, the NES platform is using and informing the National Land Spatial Database developed by members, which includes data on zoning, conflict management resolution and negotiation, most particularly in the framework of Environmental Impact Assessments and other instruments
Sustainable, Reliable and Transparent Data and Information Towards Responsible Land Governance
- Land Watch Asia allows partners to lobby for the formulation of pro-poor legislation on access to land as well as influence national land land-related policies
- Strengthening capacities by monitoring the implementating land laws and programmes through evidence-based advocacy
- Enhancing and expanding a regional spatial data platform managed and updated by ILC members
Red Regional de Observatorios de la Tierra y el Territorio
- Generating and promoting information about land tenure structures, legislation and regulatory frameworks, land concentration, agrarian conflicts, etc.
- Joining up with national and regional advocacy initiatives to reinforce civil action and the defence of land rights and territory
Measuring and monitoring progress on development objectives should capture critical dimensions of land rights and governance, but to achieve land governance with and for people based on greater transparency and accountability, it should also include individuals and communities. ILC collaborates with technical partners and key constituencies to contribute to the development of globally comparable, nationally collectible land indicators, including for the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and , and the strengthening of the capacities of its members and partners including by providing tools, guides, and methodologies for undertaking monitoring activities. On monitoring, ILC is active in working groups on indicators for the land rights of Indigenous Peoples, has contributed an e-learning module on monitoring to the FAO's E-learning curriculum to support the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests, in the context of National Food Security”, and is supporting members' promoting participatory, community-based information and monitoring systems.
ILC has partnered with others to develop global online platforms, namely the Land Matrix, Land Mark Map and the Land Portal, which gather and aggregate land data and information useful for monitoring.