open data

Reports & Research
juin 2017

This report summarizes the World Bank’s activities to support the Open Data efforts of developing countries during the period 2012 - 2017. It is largely descriptive, but Chapter 4 includes key analysis and lessons learned. The main objectives of this report are to share information within the World Bank and with its partners and client countries, and to preserve the institutional memory and highlight the lessons learned as a way to improve the development effectiveness of Open Data.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Land Rights
6 septembre 2017

Dashboard tracks land and the Sustainable Developing Goals (SDGs)

New York (September 6, 2017) —  A dashboard focused on Land and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was launched today by the Land Portal Foundation and the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN)[1]  to make information related to the land indicators in the SDGs widely available.
5 septembre 2017
Sierra Leone

Deforestation, alongside unplanned and unregulated construction transformed a natural hazard into a flooding and mudslide disaster

YAOUNDE, Sept 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Experience gained taming West Africa's Ebola outbreak is helping Sierra Leone deal with its recent mudslide disaster, but urgent action is needed to prevent future catastrophes, experts say.

29 août 2017

The Cadasta Foundation has developed a global platform to help marginalized communities and individuals document their rights and interests in land, property, and resources. We are seeking a Product Owner to connect our partner needs to our platform development as we implement technology-based solutions for collecting and documenting land information.

LEGEND Land Policy Bulletin 8
Policy Papers & Briefs
août 2017


The eighth issue of the LEGEND bulletin explores the relationship between agribusiness and land rights. It features articles on the power of local engagement for financial investment, using technology for mapping rights, and catalysing private sector respect for community land rights.

The Land Policy Bulletins are produced by the Core Land Support Team (CLST) for DFID's programme on responsible invesment - Land: Enhancing Governance for Economic Development (LEGEND).

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28 juillet 2017
Amérique latine et Caraïbes

La Coalición Internacional para el Acceso a la Tierra (ILC por sus siglas en inglés) y el Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) buscan contratar entre 3 y 4 estudiantes de posgrado para llevar a cabo un estudio sobre los observatorios vinculados al tema tierra en África, Asia y América Latina como parte de la Iniciativa del Land Matrix. Cada posición durará cinco meses e incluirá un estipendio mensual, con presupuesto para viajar y el apoyo in situ de las organizaciones miembros en cada región.



By Luca Chinotti, Global Policy Advisor, International Land Coalition (ILC)


Without People-Centred Land Governance, governments will not be able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In fact, if we fail to secure and protect land rights, for those who live on and from the land, it will be impossible...

Administrative Data for Monitoring and Improving Land Policy and Governance in India
Conference Papers & Reports
mars 2017

The study tried to assess the state of data in India, particularly to track and report two critical land governance indicators viz. women land rights and forest rights, critical to ensure equity and sustainability in terms of public policy. 
With UN’s SDG, defining similar indicators, study  also attempts in aligning them around SDG indicators. Status of these two parameters were analyzed using nation-wide datasets collecting whole population data, through census of India, Agriculture Census  operations following robust processes and reporting them open access.


By Mike Powell, Development Information Specialist, facilitator of monitoring and evaluative processes with the Land Portal and volunteer member of its Technical Advisory Group​