Senegal launches SDG report
In the first report of its kind, ILC members in Senegal have used LANDex data, state statistics and a review of official documents to highlight the central role that land plays across a number of social, economic and environmental goals set out in Agenda 2030.
The report, Senegal: Monitoring Progress Towards Land Rights in the SDGs, provides a unique analysis of progress towards a number of land rights indicators that inform overall progress towards 10 of the Goals. Going beyond traditional key land indicators, the report includes complimentary sources of data from LANDex and the state-led Voluntary National Review. It compares political commitments made, programs and policies created, and uses official and LANDex data to measure progress towards common goals.
The big picture:
Data gathered through LANDex confirms important advancements towards Agenda 2030 in Senegal, noting relatively high levels of perceived tenure security and gains in the legal and institutional frameworks providing for secure land tenure. Women’s control over land in Senegal remains limited, as does their effective enjoyment of the laws that provide for their equal rights. State support for family farmers is deemed insufficient, affecting their ability to contribute to a resilient food system. Access to land information is relatively good, but corruption in the land sector persists. Existing platforms for dialogue on land provide an important space for the achievement of the SDGs but could benefit from more meaningful participation from women and other target groups