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Description/achievement of initiative

The Global Land Tool Network?s (GLTN) main objective is to contribute to poverty alleviation and the Millennium Development Goals through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure. The GLTN originates from requests made by Member States and local communities world-wide to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), who initiated the network in cooperation with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the World Bank, in 2006.

The core values of the GLTN are pro poor, governance, equity, subsidiarity, affordability, and systematic large scale approach as well as gender sensitiveness.

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Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Government of Norway - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Sweden - Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Major Groups:
International Federation of Surveyors (Denmark)
Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (Switzerland)
Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Huairou Commission (United States of America)

UN System:
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) (Kenya)
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) (Italy)
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (Italy)
World Bank (United States of America)

Other intergovernmental organizations:
International Land Coalition (Italy)

Federation des Geometres Francophones (France)
Groupe de recherche et d?échanges technologiques (France)
Slum/Shack Dwellers International (India)
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) (Netherlands)
International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (Netherlands)
Norwegian Mapping Authority, Cadastre and Land Registry (Norway)
National Land Survey of Sweden (Sweden)
Habitat International Coalition (HIC) (Switzerland)
University of East London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (United States of America)
Rural Development Institute (United States of America)
Terra Institute Ltd (United States of America)
The Inter-American Alliance for Real Property Rights (United States of America)

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This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: 0000-01-01
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