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Peer-reviewed publication
January 2021
Ethiopia

Rapid urban population growth and spatial expansion of urban centers have brought unprecedented demand for land in developing countries such as Ethiopia.  The dramatic shifts in urban land tenure from Feudal System (pre-1974) to Socialist Land Policy (1974- 1991) and to the current system (post-1991) have left the urban populations uncertain about their property rights.

The Role of Open Data in Fighting Land Corruption
Reports & Research
January 2021
Global

The rapid progress in digital information and communication technologies  (ICTs) comes with both fresh opportunities and new challenges for different sectors and actors adopting the new solutions that become available over time.

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Reports & Research
January 2021
Africa
Americas
Asia
Europe
Oceania

Ce document vise à faciliter la collecte de données comparable entre pays pour le calcul des indicateurs des ODD 1.4.2 et 5.a.1 conformément aux méthodologies approuvées par l’IAEG-SDG. Cette publication donne un aperçu des indicateurs, une discussion sur les différents modules de questionnaire proposés et des conseils détaillés pour chacun.

Journal Articles & Books
January 2021
Syrian Arab Republic

The impending close to the war in Syria brings to the fore the prospect of approximately 13 million forcibly displaced people considering returns to places of origin in the country.

Peer-reviewed publication
December 2020
Africa

Land titles registration is germane to providing proof of individual ownership of land. In recognition of its importance in enhancing property rights, efforts at improving land title registration has increased significantly.

Reports & Research
December 2020
Zimbabwe

This detailed timeline provides further background information on the history and land governance of Zimbabwe summarised in the Land Portal country profile.

Combatting Land Corruption
Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2020
Global

Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power to acquire illicit benefit for private gain. Corrupt practices in the context of land administration and land management have come to be known as ‘land corruption’. As with all other forms of corruption, it thrives in the dark corners of closed systems where transparency is lacking, and accountability can be avoided.

Training Resources & Tools
December 2020
Global

Open Data is data that can be freely used, shared and built-on by anyone, anywhere, for any purpose. Open Data is widely considered to be an effective response to land corruption by increasing transparency, supporting innovation and increasing civic engagement.

Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Zimbabwe

ABSTRACT Urban land in Zimbabwe is a lucrative economic and thus political asset. Increased demand for urban land across the country has been driven by multiple factors including high rates of urbanization, increased rural-urban migration, urban population growth and serious challenges in housing provision post-independence.