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Land Administration, Land Governance Institutions, and COVID-19
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August 2020
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In the six months since the coronavirus began its global spread, more than 15 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and more than 600,000 have perished, causing governments around the world to institute lockdowns and shut down businesses while entire industries have been devastated. This series of briefs, inspired by and sourced heavily from the Land Portal and Cadasta’s Leveraging Technology to Accelerate Land Administration During COVID-19 and Beyond webinar and discussion series as well as LANDac’s online hub on Land Governance and the COVID-19 Pandemic, spotlights a selection of these challenges, and provides suggestions for how they may be addressed.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Chantal Wieckardt with contributing authors Dr. Gemma van der Haar and Dr. Guus van Westen
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LANDac, the Netherlands Academie on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development, is a partnership between Dutch organizations working on land governance. The partners are the International Development Studies (IDS) group at Utrecht University (leading partner), African Studies Centre, Agriterra, the Sociology of Development and Change (SDC) group at Wageningen University, the Land Portal Foundation, HIVOS, the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Enclude Solutions.

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