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The Perceived Conflict Between Open Data and Privacy Concerns in India

17 November 2021
Mr. Charl-Thom Bayer


The good governance of land is critical to the pursuit of sustainable development. Given that the land sector is often considered to be susceptible to corruption, open and transparent land data is seen as an opportunity to fight corruption. Following global trends, the land sector is increasingly engaging in efforts to make more land and spatial data open and freely available. 

Top 3 Challenges in Opening Up Land Data, excerpt from the Revised Open Up Guide to Land Governance

25 October 2021
Mr. Charl-Thom Bayer
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro
The excerpt highlights the top three challenges any government faces in opening up their land data. Navigating these challenges is a top priority for the Land Portal as we begin to collaborate with national governments to put the Open Up Guide into practice.

How do we channel the ESG investment boom towards low-income countries?

15 September 2021
Joseph Feyertag
Judith Tyson

Private financial flows that are tracked against certain Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria reached record highs in 2020. But this boom may not be having a material impact, especially in low-income countries (LICs) which are most in need of it. Identifying and managing unknown financial risks can help re-balance the risk-reward ratio for sustainable investors.


Sharing land governance knowledge within the Dutch government through LAND-at-scale

06 July 2021
Maaike van den Berg

The main objective of the LAND-at-scale program is to directly strengthen essential land governance components for men, women and youth that have the potential to contribute to structural, just, sustainable and inclusive change at scale. An ambitious objective, that cannot be achieved in isolation. Alignment is, therefore, a key factor in all LAND-at-scale activities - be it at project level for our country interventions or through our collaborative approach to knowledge management.

PhD Session II

05 July 2021
Dr. Gemma van der Haar
Dominique Schmid

In the second PhD session of the LANDac Conference 2021, three PhD researchers presented their work in progress. We learned about slums in Abuja, Nigeria, about forest rights in India, and about the relation between inequalities in soil fertility, gender, and access to subsidies. Each presentation was discussed by an expert from the LANDac network.


Key Takeaways

Knowledge Management for Equitable and Sustainable Land Governance: launching the LAND-at-scale knowledge management strategy

05 July 2021
Lisette Meij

Knowledge management and learning are at the heart of the LAND-at-scale program. On June 29th at a pre-event of the LANDac conference, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), LANDac and the International Land Coalition (ILC) officially announced their collaboration to implement the knowledge management (KM) component of the program.

Engaging migrants in natural resource management: Lessons from Indonesia

05 July 2021
Dr. Jia Yen Lai

Environmental policy interventions often result in conflicts because they fail to recognize people’s identity and sense of belongings, as shaped through the places where they live. A recent paper explores a case study of a palm oil project in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, in which competing claims of recognition and land rights have led to conflict between transmigrants and indigenous Kutai people.