Informal documentation

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Measurement unit
Percentage
Best value is
Low

This indicator expresses the percentage of respondents who personally own their homes -- rural residents only -- with informal documentation only.

In all nine countries studied, residents who said they personally own or rent their homes were asked whether they had property documentation to support their right to live there. Questions about documentation were asked only to respondents who say they personally own or rent their homes, as opposed to those who say a family members owns or rents it.Those who indicated they did were asked about the type of document, with the results used to distinguish roughly between formal and informal records.

- For homeowners, formal documents include a title, deed or some country-specific form of formal record. Any other document cited by respondents is regarded as informal.

- For renters, a lease deed or agreement is the only type of document categorized for the purposes of this survey as formal.6 Any other type is regarded as informal.

Source: Gallup (2017), Global Property Rights Index 2016. Testing of a New Survey Module on Perceptions of Land Tenure Security in Nine Countries (Available here: http://landportal.info/library/resources/global-property-rights-index-pr...)

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, see: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

For more information, please visit http://www.prindex.net/ or consult the following report: http://landportal.info/library/resources/global-property-rights-index-pr... .

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This indicator expresses the percentage of respondents who personally own their homes -- rural residents only -- with informal documentation only.

Measurement unit
Percentage

The indicators presented here on the Land Portal represent only a fraction of the data collected and additional information about the PRIndex methodology can be found in the first PRIndex report.