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    Reports & Research
    January, 2020
    Ethiopia, Uganda, Peru, Indonesia

    Evidence shows that women can benefit from having individualised land rights formalized in their names. However, similar evidence is not available for formalization of land rights that are based on collective tenure. Studies have estimated that as much as 65 percent of the world’s land is held under customary, collective-tenure systems. Improving tenure security for land held collectively has been shown to improve resource management and to support self-determination of indigenous groups.

  2. Library Resource
    Masterclass Curriculum: Open Data in the Fight Against Corruption cover image
    Training Resources & Tools
    November, 2019
    Global

    The curriculum “​Open in Practice: Using Open Data, Knowledge Sharing and Information Management Systems in the Fight Against Land Corruption”​ is being developed to increase land professionals understanding of concepts relating to Corruption and Open Data, and identify how open land data can contribute to addressing the lack of transparency, poor accountability, and increase the participation of civil society actors in land administration, land-based investments & land policy related information.

  3. Library Resource
    The State of Support for Open Data in Land Governance cover image

    A Webinar report

    Reports & Research
    December, 2019
    Global

    This September, the Land Portal hosted an online dialogue on ‘Open Land Data in the Fight Against Corruption’. This responded to a dual recognition that corruption remains a major issue in land governance, and that open data has been identified as a powerful tool in the fight against corruption. At the same time, gaps remain between the promise and the reality of open data in the land sector. Poor data availability, underdeveloped theories of change, and a lack of implementation support have all contributed to slowerthan-desired progress in data publication and use over the last decade.

  4. Library Resource
    Open Land Data in the Fight Against Corruption - Discussion Report cover image
    Reports & Research
    October, 2019
    Global

    From 9th to 29th September 2019, Land Portal, Cadasta and GIZ co-hosted an online discussion focussing on the role of open land data in the fight against corruption. Drawing on over 100 contributions from 48 contributors covering six continents, the dialogue explored the opportunities and challenges for the use of open data as a tool to address land-related corruption. 

  5. Library Resource
    Briefing paper cover

    A comparison with the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure

    Reports & Research
    October, 2019
    Global

    Key messages:

  6. Library Resource
    The role of indigenous communities in reducing climate change through sustainable land use practices

    A Webinar Report

    Reports & Research
    September, 2019
    Africa, Kenya, Latin America and the Caribbean, United States of America, Asia, Global

    The climate crisis demands urgent action, yet we live in a politically polarized and paralyzed world. As governments and other actors struggle over climate change, our environment is irreversibly changing. A United Nations report on the Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services revealed that three-quarters of the earth’s land-based environment has been significantly altered by human actions.

  7. Library Resource
    Tech and Transparency: democratising data and empowering communities with cutting-edge technologies

    A Webinar Report

    Reports & Research
    August, 2019
    Tanzania, Jamaica, Global

    lack of transparency in the land and property sector prevents individuals, communities and governments from unlocking the value of the property as an asset, and undermines policies and legal frameworks that aim to provide land tenure security, potentially leading to a misallocation of rights. In fact, land governance is ranked among the sectors in which people are most likely to pay bribes for access to services, according to Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer.

  8. Library Resource
    2018 Land Portal Annual Report
    Reports & Research
    August, 2019
    Global

    We’re pleased to share the Land Portal Foundation's 2018 Annual Report. The report demonstrates how we are working to create a vibrant information ecosystem on land that contributes to better informed decisions and policy making on land throughout the world. This report showcases our efforts improve documentation, mapping and monitoring of land governance issues, to promote, inform and enrich global debate on key land issues and to raise awareness on open data principles to strengthen the flow of land governance information at all levels.

  9. Library Resource
    Catalyzing the Land Data Ecosystem

    Workshop Report: State of Land Data and Information in East Africa

    Conference Papers & Reports
    July, 2019
    Africa, Eastern Africa, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

    There is no doubt that the Global Data Revolution has reached the land sector. Government data portals, open access academic journals, community mapping initiatives and other citizen-generated data - there is a palpable positive drive across the world that allows processes such as data collection to be more inclusive and open. But within this data momentum, there are still many barriers and questions: Who can access the data, and how? What data is reliable? Who owns the data? What data is up to date? Can I use the data without inflicting harm?

  10. Library Resource
    Webinar Report: Land in Post-Conflict Settings
    Reports & Research
    June, 2019
    Uganda, Myanmar, Global

    Post-war societies not only have to deal with continuing unpeaceful relations but also land-related conflict legacies, farmland and forest degradation, heavily exploited natural resources, land mines, a destroyed infrastructure, as well as returning refugees and ex-combatants. In the aftermath of war, access to and control of land often remains a sensitive issue which may precipitate tensions and lead to a renewed destabilization of volatile post-conflict situations.

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