Over one billion of the world’s poor lack the simple security of legally recognized land rights. The inability of the poor to gain formalized land rights remains a formidable barrier to economic progress and has paralyzed an estimated 9.3 trillion dollars of untapped capital globally.
MEDEEM provides an innovative and affordable, private-sector driven solution to formalizing land rights for the world’s poor. MEDEEM’s mission is to bridge the legal empowerment gap between informal land holding and formal land registration.
Overburdened and inefficient government land registries, coupled with the high cost of associated fees and surveys, makes the formal land titling process unaffordable and inaccessible to those at the base of the economic pyramid.
MEDEEM addresses these long standing roadblocks to registration by bringing the process directly to its clients at a cost they can afford.
A first commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative offered by Craig DeRoy was to build an efficient land registration system template for the developing world. In 2009, President Clinton (photo) congratulates Craig and MEDEEM on the offering of a new commitment, designed to document property rights of the poor and facilitate their access to government land record platforms.