Open Land Data in the Fight Against Corruption - Discussion Report | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data
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Date of publication: 
October 2019
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
LP-OLDCOR-201910
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15
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From 9th to 29th September 2019, Land Portal, Cadasta and GIZ co-hosted an online discussion focussing on the role of open land data in the fight against corruption. Drawing on over 100 contributions from 48 contributors covering six continents, the dialogue explored the opportunities and challenges for the use of open data as a tool to address land-related corruption. 

Through the discussion, contributors sketched out a nuanced picture of how open land data might be approached, and pointed to the need for continued work on both the theory and the practice of land and corruption-focussed open data efforts. The examples and insights shared demonstrated the strong foundations that exist for an inclusive and responsible open land data agenda, yet also noted the research gaps to be filled, and the need for further network-building and outreach to embed open data, not as a magic bullet for anti-corruption, but as an important component of holistic anti-corruption strategies.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Tim Davies, Lisette Mey
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The Land Portal is a Foundation registered in the Netherlands in 2014.

The vision of the Portal is to improve land governance to benefit those with the most insecure land rights and the greatest vulnerability to landlessness through information and knowledge sharing.

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Cadasta Foundation is dedicated to the support, continued development and growth of the Cadasta Platform – an innovative, open source suite of tools for the collection and management of ownership, occupancy, and spatial data that meets the unique challenges of this process in much of the world.

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