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State of Land Information in Ghana

Reports & Research
April, 2024
Ghana

Land information is critical for equitable land governance that benefits the most vulnerable and drives economic growth, sustainable development, and food security. However, land data and information sources remain highly fragmented, unstructured and do not present the full range of perspectives needed for decision making. Land governance, (laws, processes, and institutions) regulate how decisions concerning land are made, implemented, and enforced and require the best possible land data and information.

Land Portal Annual Report 2023

Institutional & promotional materials
February, 2024
Global

The Land Portal Foundation's 2023 Annual Report presents a comprehensive overview of our efforts and accomplishments in transforming land data governance worldwide. 

Our report highlights three fundamental pillars that have guided our work: Inform, Open, and Debate. Through these pillars, we've expanded our global database of land and property rights programs, enhanced land governance data management, supported data literacy and advocacy, and facilitated critical debates on land governance issues.

Land Projects Database - dataset version from 26 March 2024

Datasets
February, 2024
Global

This is the dataset from 26.03.2024 of Land Portal's Projects Database - a dataset curated by the Land Portal's team. The dataset includes information about +3,800 development projects with objectives related to land governance. Most of the projects have been sourced from the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), and some have been provided directly by donor or implementing organizations. A number of projects may have a broader scope, e.g.

State of Land Information in Sudan

Reports & Research
December, 2023
Sudan

After 30 years of an authoritarian regime, Sudan reached a power-sharing deal between the military and the civilians that brought a transitional government to power in 2019. Their agenda was to lead the country towards a democratic transformation for no more than three years. This period of relative stability provided the space for democratic reform and increased transparency in Sudan, reversed by the return of political instability in 2022.

State of Land Information in Liberia

Reports & Research
December, 2023
Liberia

Land rights are fundamental sources of tension in Liberia, so transparency about land information is both essential and highly politicized. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and other scholars have documented land conflict as one of the major causes of the 14 year civil conflict (1989-2003) in Liberia, rooted in the country’s formation in the 19th Century as a land divided by indigenous peoples and freed slaves settling from the United States.

State of Land Information in Mozambique

Reports & Research
December, 2023
Mozambique

In Mozambique, the law recognizes certain forms of occupation as constituting legal tenure and nationals can claim this recognition of their right to occupy and use land allocated through customary norms/practices. Local communities can also claim rights over land which they have customarily occupied, used, and managed. These rights are not prejudiced by their lack of titling or documentation and may be defended on the basis of oral testimony.

Situação da informação fundiária em Moçambique

Reports & Research
December, 2023
Moçambique

Em Moçambique, a lei reconhece certas formas de ocupação que constituem posse legal e os(as) cidadãos(ãs) podem reivindicar esse reconhecimento de seu direito de ocupar e usar a terra alocada por meio de normas/práticas costumeiras. As comunidades locais também podem reivindicar direitos sobre a terra que costumam ocupar, usar e administrar. Esses direitos não são prejudicados pela falta de titulação ou documentação e podem ser defendidos com base em testemunhos orais.

State of Land Information in Madagascar

Reports & Research
September, 2023
Madagascar

This report on the land data ecosystem in Madagascar is the first step towards providing a baseline and diagnostic tool to inform conversations around land and data governance. It aims to complement existing initiatives to improve the accuracy and extent of land data in Madagascar and identify opportunities to improve public access to all forms of land information.

Executive Summary: State of Land Information in Madagascar

Reports & Research
September, 2023
Madagascar

This report on the land data ecosystem in Madagascar is the first step towards providing a baseline and diagnostic tool to inform conversations around land and data governance. It aims to complement existing initiatives to improve the accuracy and extent of land data in Madagascar and identify opportunities to improve public access to all forms of land information.