This State of Land Information (SOLI) report is an analysis of the current state of land data in Botswana, assessing the availability of land information and the compliance of this information with open data standards.
The aim of this report is to serve as a diagnostic for the land information ecosystem in Botswana and enable targeted interventions for improved information management.
The first section describes Botswana’s legal framework for data governance and examines its international and national commitments to access to information, as well as the instruments for data and information governance.
The second section, “Availability of Land Data and Information” examines the available land data and information in Botswana provided by the government organizations responsible for land administration. This overview is organized according to six key land data categories . The third section evaluates the “openness” of this information, by assessing it against 10 criteria for open data, as used by international best practice.
Authors and Publishers
Project Lead: Charl-Thom Bayer, Land Portal Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org
Researcher: Loyd Sungirirai, BAISAGO University, Botswana, email@example.com
Open Data Consultant: Keitha Booth, Open Data Consultant, New Zealand, firstname.lastname@example.org
Edited by: Neil Sorensen, email@example.com
The vision of the Land Portal Foundation is to improve land governance to benefit those with the most insecure land rights and the greatest vulnerability to landlessness through information and knowledge sharing.