Realizing women’s rights to land in the law: A guide for reporting on SDG indicator 5.a.2

The focus on land in target 5.a reflects the recognition that land is a key economic resource inextricably linked to access to, use of and control over other economic and productive resources. In rural and peri-urban areas, it is a key input for agricultural production; it can be used as collateral to access financial resources and extension services or join producer organizations; in both rural and urban areas, it can generate income directly, if rented or sold. Further, the focus on land is an explicit acknowledgement that ownership of and/or control over land is critical for poverty reduction, food security, inclusiveness and overall sustainable development objectives in both rural and urban settings.

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