Land and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Target 11.1: By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums

The human settlements goal measures the proportion of people living in households who do not meet one of the five following housing conditions: (1) access to improved water; (2) access to improved sanitation facilities; (3) sufficient-living area (not overcrowded); (4) durable housing; (5) and security of tenure.

Indicator 11.1.1 uses the following as a guide: “By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums.”

Selected indicators on the Land Portal

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Population living in slums is the proportion of the urban population living in slum households.

Measurement unit
Percentage

Other related indicators

Formalization of urban residential housing is feasible and affordable measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

Measurement unit
Index (A; D)

Individual land in urban areas is (i) recorded and (ii) mapped measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

Measurement unit
Index (A; D)

The indicator measures the total number of farm households located in urban areas in Lao. The data comes from the Lao Census of Agriculture 1998/99 and 2010/11.

Measurement unit
Thousand ('000)

Process to improve informal settlements exists measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

Measurement unit
Index (A; D)

Requirements for building permits are affordable/transparent measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

Measurement unit
Index (A; D)

Transparent process to formalize unchallenged land possession measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

Measurement unit
Index (A; D)

Urban population refers to the share (%) of people living in Urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the ratio between Rural Population and Total Population.

Measurement unit
Percentage

Indicator details

Status
Tier 1

The Indicator is conceptually clear, has an internationally established and available methodology and standards, and that data is regularly produced by countries for at least 50 per cent of countries and of the population in every region where the indicator is relevant.