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The Role of Open Data in the Fight against Land Corruption
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March 2021
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Opening up land-related administrative data, combining it with data from other sources  and processing and making this data available as easily accessible information for women and men equally could be a means to counteracting land corruption in land management, land administration and land allocation. But does open data and enhanced data transparency indeed help to counteract land corruption?

In order to answer this question, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Sector Programme on Anti-Corruption and Integrity, supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), commissioned the study The Role of Open Data in Fighting Land Corruption: Evidence, Opportunities and Challenges, which was published during this webinar. Findings of this study suggest that the current data revolution and open data can play an important role in realizing sustainable land governance.

This webinar took place on January 28th from 3:00-4:30 PM CET (9:00-10:30 ET) to discuss the findings of this study and explore recommendations to enhance the use of open data in counteracting land corruption. The webinar brought together leading land governance, anti-corruption and open data experts to discuss what it takes for open data to have an impact on land corruption, as well as to arrive at recommendations that can guide practitioners and policy makers. The webinar was co-organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Sector Programme on Anti-Corruption and Integrity and the Land Portal Foundation.

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