This one-year scoping study, building on previous research, aimed to provide evidence of the strengths and limitations of non-statutory tenure systems in providing secure tenure, and their potential contribution to the formulation and implementation of pro-poor urban land tenure policies. In 10 case study countries the existing ‘intermediate’ tenure systems (e.g. those that provide a degree of official approval but fall short of statutory titles) were located, and the levels of security and property rights associated with each of these forms of tenure were identified. Research was undertaken in Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, India, Kenya, Peru, the Philippines, Thailand and Turkey.
The individual country reports for this project will be published in a forthcoming special issue of Habitat International (date to be announced).