Topic outline

The course provides guidance on some of the main issues to consider when implementing a monitoring activity: how to select the most appropriate approach or to identify the best data sources for monitoring, how to effectively communicate the results of the monitoring activity to maximize its effect on policy change.


The different professionals involved in monitoring of governance of tenure, and in particular representatives of civil society and non-governmental organizations, can find in this course indications on the main issues to consider before implementing a monitoring initiative.

  • Importance of monitoring in the implementation of the voluntary guidelines
  • Monitoring approaches and indicators for monitoring activities
  • Key principles that define the scope of spatial planning
  • Steps of the spatial planning process
  • Tasks and responsibilities at the different administrative levels

The course consists of 5 lessons, ranging from approximately 20 to 50 minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1 – Introduction. Land monitoring as a tool for change in governance of tenure
  • Lesson 2 – What to monitor?
  • Lesson 3 – How to monitor governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests?
  • Lesson 4 – What data to use?
  • Lesson 5 – Getting the message across

The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox.

The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

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    • Partners

      European Union (EU)   Department for International Development (DFID)