Tech and Transparency: democratising data and empowering communities with cutting-edge technologies | Land Portal
Tech and Transparency: democratising data and empowering communities with cutting-edge technologies
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August 2019
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lack of transparency in the land and property sector prevents individuals, communities and governments from unlocking the value of the property as an asset, and undermines policies and legal frameworks that aim to provide land tenure security, potentially leading to a misallocation of rights. In fact, land governance is ranked among the sectors in which people are most likely to pay bribes for access to services, according to Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer.

This webinar took place on 25 July, 2019, and introduced a new tool produced by New America and Esri: a series of PropRightsTech Primers aimed at explaining, in simple, accessible terms, six new and emerging technologies in the land tenure and property rights space. The webinar also featured experts on these emerging technologies and land governance and will explore their implications for increasing transparency and eliminating corruption from this afflicted sector.

The webinar was co-hosted by ESRI, the Land Portal Foundation and New America.

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Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)

We are the global market leader in GIS, helping customers get results since 1969.

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Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations, including the world’s largest cities and most national governments.

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Since 1999, New America has nurtured a new generation of policy experts and public intellectuals. Today we are a community of innovative problem-solvers, combining our core expertise in researching, reporting and analysis with new areas of coding, data science, and human-centered design to experiment and innovate nationally and globally. We prize our intellectual and ideological independence and our diversity, seeking to do our best work and to reflect the America we are becoming.


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