Thomson Reuters’ Christopher Barlow and KPMG’s Trevor Davies discuss the link between land rights and sustainable development, with a particular focus on a recent study in Cape Town, South Africa.

Securing land rights and resource rights is critical for social and economic growth and will be essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Recent research by KPMG and Thomson Reuters suggests that sustainably modernizing governance structures through technology can help to secure and protect land rights — which can in turn benefit households, countries and governments.

Thomson Reuters’ Christopher Barlow and KPMG’s Trevor Davies answer questions from webinar participants on land tenure security and give their thoughts on how development actors, governments and the private sector can support sustainable systems of land management.

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To read additional content on land and property rights, go to Focus On: Land Matters in partnership with Thomson Reuters.

About the author

  • Jeff Tyson

    Jeff is a former global development reporter for Devex. Based in Washington, D.C., he covers multilateral affairs, U.S. aid, and international development trends. He has worked with human rights organizations in both Senegal and the U.S., and prior to joining Devex worked as a production assistant at National Public Radio. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French from the University of Rochester.

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