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The Land Portal provides users with a broad range of open data for the land sector. All indicators and datasets — originally developed by a number of reputable organizations from around the world — are presented with detailed metadata and can be freely accessed, visualised and downloaded.

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760+ indicators

A rich collection of land-related indicators

 45+ datasets

Statistical data aggregated from trusted providers 

Featured datasets

Prindex stands for the Global Property Rights Index, an indicator of citizens' perceptions of the security of land and property rights. It aims to fill the gap in information about individual perception of tenure security, by creating a baseline global dataset covering more than 100 countries by the end of 2019, to support the achievement of secure property rights around the world.

Afrobarometer is a pan-African, non-partisan research network that conducts public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, economic conditions, and related issues in more than 35 countries in Africa. Afrobarometer surveys collect and publish high-quality, reliable statistical data on Africa, which is freely available to the public.


Last updated datasets

Global Open Data index

This dataset contains the score and the ranking for the "Land Ownership" component of the

Data provider: 
Open Knowledge International
Indicators: 2

The data included in this dataset reflects indicator 2.3.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -- that is, the

Data provider: 
United Nations
Indicators: 1

The data included in this dataset reflects indicator 2.3.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -- that is, the

Data provider: 
United Nations
Indicators: 1

The data included in this dataset reflects indicator 15.3.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which measures

Data provider: 
United Nations
Indicators: 1

Latest Data Stories

5 June 2019
Marcello De Maria
Romy Sato

The ‘age of ignorance’

For a long time land governance, land tenure and land rights remained in the ‘age of ignorance’.  We have known for some time that land governance is a key ingredient for social, economic and environmental development; what was missing, however, was the data.  With the little information available to us at the time, we set priorities and crafted interventions for our course of work. Relying on a few rough figures meant that we were often repeating mantras and slogans based on loose, rather than on hard and reliable facts.  Most notable among these was the often repeated and now widely disputed, “women own 2% of the world’s land”.

30 May 2019
Jur Schuurman

We meet Rosalía in a roadside café in a dusty town in the Quiché department, in Guatemala’s Western Highlands. She lowers her voice whenever people come in – you never know who might be listening. Land is sensitive stuff, especially in Quiché, a region that still bears, perhaps more than any other part of Guatemala, the scars of the civil war (1960-1996) – as we will see. In 2018 alone, 15 defenders of land rights in Guatemala have been killed with total impunity, several of them in Quiché.

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30 May 2019
Ms. Caroline Long
Sierra Leone
28 May 2019
Dr. Konrad Hentze

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