A groundbreaking RICS research report investigates the possibility of using crowdsourcing to improve land tenure security in poor communities worldwide.A collaborative research project from RICS and Know Edge explores one potential solution to the security of tenure gap: establishing a partnership between land professionals and citizens through 'crowdsourcing'. This would encourage and support citizens to directly capture and maintain information about their land rights. The research presents a vision of how this might be implemented and investigates how the risks associated with this collaborative approach could be managed.
The latest crowdsourcing research sets a new standard for RICS output and has already been presented at a number of United Nations' and other international events.The closing of the 'security-of-tenure gap' is of critical importance to the future of the developing world and for global economic progress. Crowdsourcing, combined with other UN-supported initiatives such as professional capacity building, may be a real solution to this problem.
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