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  1. Library Resource
    Landecosystem_india
    Reports & Research
    February, 2020
    India

    An information ecosystem is an extremely vast and cluttered space. What data exist? What data is up to date? What data is reliable? Who owns the data? Can I use the data without inflicting harm? Who are the data subjects? Many people across numerous sectors struggle with such questions and more. The land governance sector in India is no different. But somehow, it seems the land data ecosystem in India is more complex and controversial.

     

  2. Library Resource
    LRDwebinarcover
    Conference Papers & Reports
    January, 2020
    Guatemala

    In 2018, Global Witness found that Guatemala had experienced the highest increase in the number of murders of land and environmental defenders of any country in the world. Last year alone, the president of the village chapter of the Comité de Desarrollo Campesino (CODECA), a national organization of social movements led by indigenous people who work for the recognition of land rights, was murdered, as well as four of his colleagues. Many of these murders occurred in the municipality of Izabal.

  3. Library Resource
    REwebinarreport_coverphoto
    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 

  7. Library Resource
    Briefing paper cover

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

    Reports & Research
    October, 2019
    Global

    Key messages:

  8. 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.

  9. Library Resource
    Land corruption in Africa
    Reports & Research
    September, 2019
    Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Ghana

    From July 17 to August 7, 2019, the Land Portal Foundation, the African Land Policy Center, GIZ and Transparency International Chapters in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda co-facilitated the dialogue Land Corruption in Africa addressing the role of traditional leaders in customary land administration, forced evictions as a form of land corruption and its Impact on women’s land rights and an analysis of alternative dispute resolution systems in addressing land corruption.

  10. 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.

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