Clear property rights help reduce poverty. People assets to generate income. The poorest people in rural areas typically do not have rights to the land they depend on. 90% of rural land in Africa is undocumented and a third of farmers in India have no claim to their farms. They risk losing their livelihood and have no way to use land as collateral to raise finance or investment.
Bluenumbers let people agree what is individual and communal property.
Transboundary Haze Evidence and Predict Practices South East Asian transboundary haze is a fire-related large-scale air pollution problem that occurs regularly and has been recorded since 1972. This issue has severe environmental and economic repercussions. In 2015 CIFOR reported that haze cost the region US $14 billion of damage related to agriculture production, forest degradation, […]
Treating Workers Fairly Enable Transparency and Accountability Large companies and brands claim to respect human rights. How do they that without knowing exactly who is in their supply chains? Clothing is a $3 trillion a year industry with 40 million workers. Most are poor and unskilled in developing countries. 85% are women working in informal […]
Helping Small Farmers Sell Enabling Open and Direct Markets Small producers supply between 70-80% of all food consumed in Asia and Africa. Over 2.5 billion people make their living from 500 million small farms worldwide. Choosing to buy from small farmers stabilizes supply, lowers risk and helps countries and communities become more food secure. When […]
Securing Land Rights Recognising Property Rights Clear property rights help reduce poverty. People assets to generate income. The poorest people in rural areas typically do not have rights to the land they depend on. 90% of rural land in Africa is undocumented and a third of farmers in India have no claim to their farms. […]
Financial Inclusion Proving Identity for Financial Services People in places with weak financial services infrastructure don’t have accounts, credit histories or ‘normal’ documentation. The World Bank says there are 2 billion people unbanked in the world today. But of these, 1 billion have cell phones – an new channel for mobile money and financial services. […]
Refugees and Labor Trafficking Digital Identity for The Vulnerable Refugees and victims of trafficking do not usually carry physical identity documents, or may have them lost or seized. If information falls into the wrong hands, the family and friends they left behind may be at risk. Refugees might move through several states before finding a […]
Measuring Real Impacts Realising SDG Benefits for Every Individual Research on the MDGs (which were succeeded by the SDGs) shows a critical data gaps exists at the individual level – e.g. global poverty levels might be higher than the previously assumed 25%. Surveys and census on employment and households miss up to 350 million people. […]