The Global Land Tool Network

The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN)’s 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 has developed a global partnership on land issues, pulling together global partners, as well as many individual members. These partners include international networks of civil society, International Finance Institutions, international research and training institutions, donors and professional bodies. It aims to take a more holistic approach to land issues by improving global coordination on land; through the establishment of a continuum of land rights, rather than simply a focus on individual land titling; through improving and developing pro-poor land management, as well as land tenure tools; by unblocking existing initiatives; assisting in strengthening existing land networks; assisting in the development of gendered land tools which are affordable and useful to the grassroots; and improving the general dissemination of knowledge about how to implement security of tenure. To reach the overall goal of poverty alleviation through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure, the GLTN partners have identified and agreed upon the18 key land tools which need to be addressed in order to deal with poverty and land issues at the country level, across all regions. The partners of GLTN argue that the lacks of these tools, as well as land governance issues, are the main cause of failed implementation at scale of land policies world wide.