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The complexities of measuring the impact of land projects

06 September 2023
Weak land governance is globally recognized as an obstacle to development and stability. Secure land tenure is seen as a driver of poverty reduction, food security and gender equality. This recognition has led to increased efforts by donors, governments and civil society to improve land governance and the inclusion of a land tenure indicator in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
However, these efforts contrast with the lack of evidence on their impact.

Projecting development through tourism: Patrimonial land governance in Indonesian Geoparks

30 June 2022
Rucitarahma Ristiawan

This presentation introduces the role of patrimonial governance in capitalizing on constructed geo heritage landscapes in Indonesia. More specifically, the role this particular system of governance plays in commodifying geology through the creation of a geopark to meet nationally defined tourism development aspirations.

Closing Session of the LANDac Conference 2021: Land, Crisis and Resilience

06 July 2021

After three days of intense discussion covering the breadth of land governance issues focusing on the theme of Land, Crisis and Resilience, Dr. Joanny Bélair, Postdoctoral researcher from Utrecht University and LANDac, had the unique opportunity to Chair the closing Session of the LANDac Conference 2021. Closing session panelists were Dr.

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

Building Land Governance Resilience with Open and Transparent Land Data Systems

05 July 2021
Mr. Charl-Thom Bayer

The COVID-19 crisis exacerbated land governance challenges, including addressing failures in land governance systems, a lack of transparency, systemic corruption, and lack of accessibility to data. It undermines development progress on global food security and has driven people into poverty, while governments take license to develop indigenous and community lands and thus fuel the climate crisis.

Strengthening our knowledge base on land access, land governance and challenges related to development, crisis and resilience

02 July 2021
Dominique Schmid

PhD research provides key inputs to strengthen our knowledge base on land access, land governance and challenges related to development, crisis and resilience. This is why LANDac reserves a special place in the programme to discuss their contributions.