5 years later: progress towards the SDG land rights commitments

Publication date: 23 September 2020
Authors: International Land Coalition, Landesa, Oxfam

This research assesses the extent to which countries have advanced their commitments under the Sustainable Development Goals to ensure secure land rights for all. It analyses the Voluntary National Reviews submitted by national governments to the High Level Political Forum 2020 which reviewed progress towards SDGs directly dealing with land and land rights.

While some countries have allocated resources and strengthened land rights in an inclusive manner, most countries are yet to prioritize land rights in their national development agendas. Reaching the SDG land rights targets will require strong political commitment in all countries, backed by dedicated resources, to enact concerted, deliberate and multi-sectoral efforts.