PRIndex - Global Property Rights Index

PRIndex stands for the Global Property Rights Index, an indicator of citizens' perception of the security of property rights.

An initial phase of development of the index and testing its application is being carried out in nine countries (Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Peru and Tanzania) during 2016 and 2017. The PRIndex dataset presented here contanins indicators based on the pilot survey data collected in these 9 countries with nationally representative samples (3000 respondents in India and 1000 respondents in all other countries). The indicators included in this dataset measures the level of perceived tenure security and the rate of property documentation in each country and for specific categories (Total, that is the full sample; Men and Women; Owners and Renters; Urban and Rural).

After the development phase, the index will be globalized through the Gallup World Poll and other data collections in 2018. The dataset is intended to monitor and encourage good governance of property rights. Data on perceptions of security of property rights are required to monitor the Sustainable Development Goals -- such as Indicator 1.4.2 -- and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Forests and Fisheries.

PRIndex is an initiative of Omidyar Network and UK DfID, being implemented by Land Alliance in association with Gallup, Inc. A Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of research experts in property rights is providing guidance on the design and methodology of surveys and analysis of data.

The PRIndex data presented here -- originally created by by Land Alliance in association with Gallup, Inc. -- can be reused under the terms of the CC BY-NC 4.0 licence (Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International).

For more information, please visit or consult the report: Global Property Rights Index (PRIndex) - 2016 Testing of a New Survey Module on Perceptions of Land Tenure Security in Nine Countries