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open data

Data is open if it can be freely accessed, used, modified and shared by anyone for any purpose - subject only, at most, to requirements to provide attribution and/or share-alike. Specifically, open data is defined by the Open Definition and requires that the data be A. Legally open: that is, available under an open (data) license that permits anyone freely to access, reuse and redistribute B. Technically open: that is, that the data be available for no more than the cost of reproduction and in machine-readable and bulk form.

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Tech and Transparency: democratising data and empowering communities with cutting-edge technologies
Reports & Research
August 2019
Tanzania
Jamaica
Global

lack of transparency in the land and property sector prevents individuals, communities and governments from unlocking the value of the property as an asset, and undermines policies and legal frameworks that aim to provide land tenure security, potentially leading to a misallocation of rights.

Policy Papers & Briefs
August 2019
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia
Global

In April 2019, UN Habitat through the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) and Global Urban Observatory (GUO) Units; with support from the Global Land Indicators Initiative (GLII) contacted National Statistical Offices (NSOs), National Land Registries and SDGs focal points with the aim of mobilizing existing data on land tenure security in response to SDGs indicator 1.4.2.

Catalyzing the Land Data Ecosystem
Conference Papers & Reports
July 2019
Africa
Eastern Africa
Kenya
South Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda

There is no doubt that the Global Data Revolution has reached the land sector. Government data portals, open access academic journals, community mapping initiatives and other citizen-generated data - there is a palpable positive drive across the world that allows processes such as data collection to be more inclusive and open.

Best Practices in Data Flows and Global Data Reporting for the Sustainable Development Goals
Conference Papers & Reports
March 2019
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia
Global

The Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) was tasked by the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) in its 50th session to “work jointly with custodian agencies and establish a fruitful dialogue between all parties, to further refine the guidelines by taking into account concerns raised at the forty-ninth session of the commission and to prepa

State of Land Information Tanzania: Uncovering Tanzania's Land Information Ecosystem cover image
Reports & Research
March 2019
Tanzania

Availability of accurate and up to date data and information on land and different land uses, such as agriculture, forestry, mining, wildlife, water, housing and infrastructure, is critical to effective land governance and crucial for planning and managing the use of land and land-based resources.

State of Land Information Uganda: Uncovering Uganda's Land Information Ecosystem cover image
Reports & Research
March 2019
Uganda

Availability of accurate and up to date data and information on land and different land uses, such as agriculture, forestry, mining, wildlife, water, housing and infrastructure, is critical to effective land governance and crucial for planning and managing the use of land and land-based resources.

State of Land Information Kenya: Uncovering Kenya's Land Information Ecosystem cover image
Reports & Research
February 2019
Kenya

Availability of accurate and up to date data and information on land and different land uses, such as agriculture, forestry, mining, wildlife, water, housing and infrastructure, is critical to effective land governance and crucial for planning and managing the use of land and land-based resources.

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