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The Global Land Outlook (GLO) is a strategic and evidence-based UNCCD communication product that aims to facilitate debates and developments in land management policies, planning and practices. Its first edition was published in September 2017. The UNCCD secretariat has launched an independent evaluation that will assess how useful the GLO is to advancing the goals of the UNCCD, drawing out its strengths and possible weaknesses with a view to informing decisions regarding follow-up outputs.


This survey is created to generate direct feedback from UNCCD stakeholders, which will be an important element of the evaluation. It should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Your responses will be treated in confidence. If you have any questions or problems completing the survey, please contact the evaluator Jeremy Smith (jeremysmi@gmail.com).

* 1. Country of nationality

* 2. Stakeholder type

* 3. Attributes of the GLO:
How far do you agree with the following statements regarding the Global Land Outlook?

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
The GLO provides a clear assessment of current trends in land conversion, degradation and loss.
The GLO provides a clear analysis of driving factors and impacts of land degradation.
The GLO shows the importance of land to other key policy issues such as climate change and food security.
The GLO demonstrates the importance of land quality to human well-being.
The GLO lays out a clear vision of alternative land management practices.
The GLO is an authoritative source of analysis of the status, trends and projections on land resources set within a broad socioeconomic and political context.
GLO Working Papers provide rigorous analysis to complement the broad arguments laid out in the GLO itself.

* 4. Utility of the GLO:
How far do you agree with the following statements regarding the Global Land Outlook?

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
The GLO conveys policy-relevant information clearly and effectively.
The GLO makes a strong case for Land Degradation Neutrality.
The GLO demonstrates that the UNCCD is a realistic and effective driver of post-2015 land and soil policy implementation.
The GLO enhances the credibility of the UNCCD by clarifying many UNCCD messages.
The GLO enhances the credibility of the UNCCD by reaching audiences not usually involved or interested in the Convention.
The GLO is informative and its content is easy to understand.
I will use the GLO in my work and / or studies.

* 5. Future editions:
On a 0-10 scale, where 0 is the lowest and 10 the highest, how important are the following possible elements of future editions or other  GLO products?

  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Updated analysis of global trends and scenarios
In-depth treatment of national experiences in setting and striving for Land Degradation Neutrality targets
Greater prominence to key themes: gender
Greater prominence to key themes: conflict and migration
Greater prominence to key themes: climate change
Greater prominence to key themes: other [please give details]

* 6. As part of the package of GLO “products”, together with the main report and the Working Papers, there is an idea to prepare a Global Land Index that ranks countries on the “quality” of their land management policies and practices where “quality” is determined by decreases, increases or stasis in the biological and economic productivity of land resources, related socio-economic conditions and effectiveness of governance systems and institutions. On a 0-10 scale, where 0 is the lowest and 10 the highest, how useful would you consider such an Index to be?

* 7. What do you see as the pros and cons of producing such an Index?

* 8. Do you have other comments about the scope and purpose of future editions or other GLO products?

Thank you for your time!

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