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Land & Corruption

Land governance is a sector particularly vulnerable to corruption due to the economic and social value given to land. For the same reason, corruption in land governance has high social costs affecting food security, social justice, environmental protection, women empowerment, cultural diversity, human rights, and the safety and sustainability of cities and communities.

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NEWS: Land Portal celebrates 80 country profiles

13 November 2023

We are celebrating the Land Portal's 80th country profile -- Iraq -- and the 79 that stand behind it. This rich collection represents seven years of work and underpins the Land Portal's commitment to making land information open and accessible. We publish profiles in English, French, Spanish, and…

‘There’s no future in this IDP camp’: Why Somalia’s crisis needs a rethink

17 August 2023

War and drought is emptying Somalia’s countryside, creating a surge in urbanisation and cementing a permanent demographic shift that will have far-reaching implications for the country’s future recovery, say aid and development experts.  

Close to 100 experts have been trained to bring about change in land use planning

8 August 2023

The right to land is a fundamental prerequisite to the other rights (economic, social, and cultural) that depend on land, and which determine the living conditions and social integration of Ethiopia’s rural and urban communities. In recent times, high rates of population growth, unregulated urban…

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Routledge Handbook of Global Land and Resource Grabbing

5 June 2023

An in-depth global review of land resource resource grabbing is both timely and essential reading. The great thing about this Routledge Handbook is that it is not locked away behind a prohibitively expensive paywall.   This open access handbook edited by  Andreas Neef, Chanrith Ngin, Tsegaye Moreda…

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2021 Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA-2021)

1 November 2021

ABOUT THE EVENT Land Governance for Safeguarding Art, Culture, and Heritage Towards the Africa We Want The fourth CLPA is scheduled to take place over 1 - 4 November 2021 under the theme: “Land governance for safeguarding art, culture and heritage towards the Africa We Want.” The Conference will…