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Land Information Ecosystem Declaration

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

On March 20, 2017, a group of individuals from a broad range of institutions and organizations that focus on improving land governance around the world hereby commit to promote and bolster data-sharing efforts within the land sector, with the hope that such action will catalyze positive changes in the area of land governance and lead to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These individuals agreed on the following declaration:

LEGEND Land Policy Bulletin, March 2017

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2017

This seventh issue of the LEGEND bulletin considers the impact that new technology can have on documenting land rights and democratising access to land data around the world.

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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Opinion: Need a reason to open up land rights data? Here are 10

Friday, March 17, 2017

As more than 1,000 global leaders in land rights gather in Washington, D.C., next week for the annual World Bank Land and Poverty conference, there will, no doubt, be much discussion focused on gathering data to measure global progress toward documenting and strengthening land rights for all women and men.

Image by Allison Shelley. Haiti, 2016.

Open Call for Proposals: Data Journalism and Property Rights Grants

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a grant-giving non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism, is seeking applications for data-driven journalism projects related to land rights and property rights. 

We are eager to see proposals that use open data to reveal new perspectives on property rights issues related to land tenure, indigenous land rights, transparency in land transactions and concessions, resource rights, or overlapping land use rights—just to name a few. 

Enhancing Open Access to Knowledge, Information & Data in the Mekong: Open Data Festival and Regional Capacity-building Workshop

26 February 2017 to 28 February 2017

Location

Best Western Green Hill Yangon
Myanmar
MM

Over the last 30 years, the nation states in the Mekong region have taken steps to reform their land policy to facilitate the efforts to end poverty, create wealth and grow their economies. To do this most effectively in this modern age requires the leveraging of technical innovations and data.

Report: Debate on Open Data and Land Governance

Reports & Research
December 2016

Across most contexts, government data sources on land are largely inaccessible, from land administration data, such as parcel data and ownership information to land investments, contract data and even policy information. In considering data on property ownership specifically, the latest version of the Open Data Barometer shows only two countries, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, obtained a full 100% score on the topic of Land Ownership. When this land administration data is made available, it is commonly made public via a web portal rather than as open data.

Capacitación Internacional en Habitat III sobre Plataformas Abiertas y Colaborativas para la Gestión efectiva de la información y del conocimiento

La Fundación Land Portal y Hábitat para la Humanidad realizaron una Capacitación Internacional sobre Plataformas Abiertas y Colaborativas para la Gobernanza Responsable de la Tierra durante Habitat III el 16 de octubre de 2016, 9:00 – 16:00, en el Hotel NH Collection Quito Royal, Quito, Ecuador en un esfuerzo conjunto de facilitar el acceso al conocimiento abierto; la información sobre la gobernanza de la tierra y el uso de esta.