Thursday, October 26, 2006
Indicators of Secure Tenure over the Commons: Issues raised at a Roundtable in June 2006 in Bali, Indonesia (IASCP Conference)
As part of the June 2006 IASCP conference in Indonesia, CAPRi and ILC organized a roundtable discussion on developing indicators of secure access to common property. While there is growing interest among governments, civil society and international agencies) to monitor access to land, including through the use of indicators, most of efforts so far have focused on individual rights to land. In organizing this discussion, CAPRi and ILC sought to generate ideas and increase attention to how indicators might also assess security of tenure to the commons. Key questions and issues that arose during this discussion included:
- What is the justification or purpose of developing indicators?
- What are key criteria for considering how useful and relevant they could be?
- What are relevant concepts and key substantive considerations in developing indicators for the commons?
- What are technical or methodological issues?