The 1.4.2 custodians work closely with the custodians for 5.a.1 (FAO) on harmonizing methodology, capacity building of National Statistical Organizations (NSO) and reporting.
The custodians for the two land indicators (FAO, UN Habitat and World Bank) developed methodology and tools for measuring land indicators and organized capacity building for NSO.
Nationally representative household surveys are a key source of data for both 1.4.2 and 5.a.1 and a joined consolidated module has been developed for use by NSO. In addition, SDG indicator 1.4.2 will also use administrative data supplied by land agencies.
Land indicators 1.4.2 and 5.a.1 need to reach tier I by 2020, which is the last step in ensuring that land tenure security is firmly part of the global SDG agenda and annual policy reviews. SDG indicators are universal. Reaching tier I requires 50 per cent of the countries and 50 per cent of the total population for each region to regularly report back to the data custodians and UN. This 50 % bar corresponds to a total of 99 countries: of which 27 in Africa, 27 in Asia and the Pacific, 13 in Central and Eastern Europe, 17 in Latin America and 15 in Western Europe and other OECD countries.
The custodians have prepared a global inventory to assess progress with data collection for reporting on the two indicators, gaps, and priorities for reaching tier I.
The good news is that particularly in Africa significant progress is being made and many NSO have included the key questions required for reporting on the SDG indicators, in line with the methodology approved by the IAEG-SDG. In addition, a number of countries regularly undertake surveys, collect a wide range of administrative data and have complete and accessible land records. They will be able to report on the land indicators by compiling the required data from these sources. The main gaps is in Asia/Pacific and Latin America.