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Role of Open Data in the Fight against Land Corruption
Institutional & promotional materials
February 2021
Global

This is the presentation of Dr.  Marcello De Maria, Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Agriculture Policy and Development at the University of Reading during the webinar on the Role of Open Data in the Fight against Land Corruption on January 28th, 2021. 

Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2021
Africa

The Network of Excellence of Land Governance in Africa (NELGA) offers a comprehensive Master and PhD scholarship programme available for young academics and professionals from all African Union member states to enhance land-related capacities in higher education. In cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), NELGA currently supports more than 40 scholars across Africa.

Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2021
Africa

The Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (NELGA) is a partnership of leading African universities and research institutions with proven leadership in education, training and research on land governance. Currently NELGA has more than 70 partner institutions in over 40 countries and is organized in 6 regional and 1  technical node supported by a Secretariat.

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.

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.

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.

Reports & Research
October 2020
Africa
Uganda

Responsible Land Policy in Uganda (RELAPU) is a project implemented by the German International Cooperation (GIZ) and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). BMZ created the Special Initiative “One World, No Hunger”, aimed to eradicate extreme hunger and poverty.

Policy Papers & Briefs
October 2020
Global

In 2015, 193 countries affirmed their commitment to the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including Germany. According to an estimate by the United Nations in 2018, the international community loses 5% of global gross domestic product through corruption.

webinarevictioncovid19
Reports & Research
June 2020
Global

Evictions have emerged as the most common housing, land and property risk globally associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in spite of the fact that access to adequate housing is essential to reduce the spread of the virus.

webinarreportcover_WLR_Covid
Reports & Research
June 2020
Global

Rural women make up a quarter of the world’s population, but many face legal and social barriers that limit their ability to access, use and benefit from the land they tend and depend on for their livelihoods.

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