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Welcome to the Land Portal Library. Explore our vast collection of open-access resources (61,500 and growing) including reports, journal articles, research papers, peer-reviewed publications, legal documents, videos and much more

Featured publications

Informal settlements and access to data in the time of COVID: a case for sharing data for decision making
Reports & Research
November 2020
Southern Africa

The spread of COVID-19 in South Africa and other countries in the region has again brought to the fore the fact that very dense, under-serviced, mostly informal, settlements are not healthy places to live. They are also places where the spread of a disease is difficult to prevent or manage.

The State of Land Information in South Africa
Reports & Research
November 2020
Southern Africa

What is the state of land information in South Africa? Is there really a lack of land data to support decisions and to improve land governance? This was the point of departure that a team of specialists grappled with to uncover the many different sources of land data and information available in South Africa.

COVID-19, Regulatory Rollback and the ‘Green Recovery’: Indigenous Peoples Raise Their Voices
Reports & Research
October 2020
Global

COVID-19 has negatively affected indigenous land rights, particularly for those who already face food insecurity as a result of land confiscation or grabbing and the loss of their territories.

Latest publications

The State of the World’s Forests 2020. Forests, biodiversity and people.
Reports & Research
December 2020
Global

As the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011–2020 comes to a close and countries prepare to adopt a post-2020 global biodiversity framework, this edition of The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO) examines the contributions of forests, and of the people who use and manage them, to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

 

Informal settlements and access to data in the time of COVID: a case for sharing data for decision making
Reports & Research
November 2020
Southern Africa

The spread of COVID-19 in South Africa and other countries in the region has again brought to the fore the fact that very dense, under-serviced, mostly informal, settlements are not healthy places to live. They are also places where the spread of a disease is difficult to prevent or manage.

Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Global

Aiming to store water in wet seasons and outflow water in dry seasons, and improve reservoirs’ performance, are of great importance. Given the developmental disparities across regions and uneven precipitation within one year, water transfer could be an efficient solution.

Latest additions

Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Norway

Nowadays, urban sprawl, urban densification, housing shortages, and land scarcity are some problems that intervene in the practice of urban planning. Those specific problems are currently more than ever emergent because they imply the notion of spatial justice and socio-spatial inequalities. Hence, it seems necessary to promptly research and describe these from a new and different perspective.

Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Central African Republic
Guatemala
United States of America
Philippines
Eastern Europe
Poland
United Kingdom
Spain
Germany

Allotment gardens are quite common in many European countries. In particular, they are an important part of the urban space in Central and Eastern Europe. They served to improve the inhabitants’ physical and mental well-being during the communist period and relieved the family budget thanks to their own crops.

Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Sub-Saharan Africa

Urban parks provide various environmental, socio-cultural and economic benefits, also called ecosystem services, as well as challenges. Urban park planning and management needs to consider the perception and attitude of people towards the benefits, challenges and quality of the parks. However, such information is largely lacking for cities of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Featured providers

  

Sulá Batsú nació en el 2005 como una empresa de economía social solidaria con el objetivo de fortalecer organizaciones, comunidades y empresas sociales de la región latinoamericana. Esta iniciativa se creó bajo un modelo de cooperativa autogestionaria, con la visión de explorar nuevas formas de gestión de emprendimientos asociativos interesados en la acción social.

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The Directory of Open Access Journals was launched in 2003 at Lund University, Sweden, with 300 open access journals and today contains ca. 10000 open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.

El Instituto para el Desarrollo Rural de Sudamérica (IPDRS) es una iniciativa de la sociedad civil que nació en el año 2009 para promover enlaces, sinergias y acciones de desarrollo rural de base campesina indígena en la región sudamericana.

El IPDRS ejecuta proyectos, realiza consultorías y evaluaciones y gestiona servicios de fortalecimiento de capacidades de desarrollo rural en Sudamérica a través de las líneas de: INVESTIGACIÓN-ACCIÓN, COMUNICACIÓN PARA EL DESARROLLO e INTERAPRENDIZAJE.

The Mekong Land Research Forum seeks to bring research and policy a bit closer together. It does this in part by making the research more accessible and in part by helping to distill the key messages and points of debate so that information overload does not overwhelm policy makers and other advocates for progressive policy reform.

NRMC is a technical and managerial advisory firm in the development sector that provides evidence-based solutions for sustainable, equitable and inclusive development. 

Established in 2004, NRMC is engaged in creating impactful solutions that make a difference to the society. We achieve results at scale by catalyzing partnership with clients and communities. We believe in ethical business, nurturing talent to be courageous to push the limits of knowledge and discovering new ways of doing things.

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The South African Land Observatory is an initiative whose overall objective is to promote evidence-based and inclusive decision-making over land resources in South Africa. As its name ‘Observatory’ suggests, it collects data and information on land. The initiative is a repository of what is published on land in South Africa and on the events that take place around land in South Africa.

The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) is an alliance of global regional and national partners contributing to poverty alleviation through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure particularly through the development and dissemination of pro-poor and gender-sensitive land tools.

Secure land tenure and property rights are fundamental to shelter and livelihoods as well as the realisation of human rights, poverty reduction,economic prosperity and sustainable development.

CGIAR (CGIAR)

CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and environmental degradation.

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