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Innovations in Demand-Driven Property Registration
19 January 2022

Approximately 1 billion people globally have insecure rights to their land and homes, leaving them vulnerable to conflict, hunger, poverty, and gender-based violence. A major contributor to property insecurity is that a quarter of the world’s population lacks formal property documents.

New America
14 December 2021
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

We all know that 2021 was another challenging year for the world. It is all the sweeter that I find much to celebrate within the Land Portal community.

Our global partnerships have become stronger. User trust and satisfaction in the Portal are at their highest. Open data principles and concepts are becoming better understood. The land sector has made great strides in contextualizing key land issues vis-a-vis climate change, gender equity, and indigenous rights, among other issues.

14 December 2021
Mr. Charl-Thom Bayer
Keitha Booth

The Land Portal works to embed land governance in open data discussions and vice versa. This primer is extracted from the recently published Open Up Guide for Land Governance.


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Recent events

FIG Congress 2022
11 September 2022 to 15 September 2022



It is a real honour to host the FIG Congress 2022 in Warsaw, Poland. The Conference will be held 11-15 September 2022 in Warsaw, Poland at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Warsaw.

International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
Global Land Forum
26 March 2022 to 31 March 2022


At the intersection of Asia, Europe and Africa, Jordan is often described as an ‘oasis of stability’ in the region.
Despite its small size, it boasts a rich history of empires and civilizations that have made it the country it is today.
International Land Coalition
International Union for Conservation of Nature
Transparency International

Recent blogs

Eviction filings were projected to soar during the pandemic. So why doesn’t the data show that they have? JOHN MOORE / GETTY IMAGES
11 January 2022
Yuliya Panfil
David Spievack
United States of America

Since the pandemic began, housing experts (including one of the authors of this article) have been predicting that the pandemic’s economic fallout would produce an eviction “tsunami” that could put as many as 40 million people out of their homes.

Zambia’s House of Chiefs
3 January 2022

Gender equality guidelines will motivate Zambia’s traditional leaders to champion women’s rights in land and resource management

Women in Zambia, like in most countries, have less access to land, productive resources, and opportunities than men. Due to discriminatory gender norms that view men as heads of household, men typically have more decision making power at both the household and community level. This leads women to have less of a voice in decisions about land use, income earning opportunities, household finances, and community resource distribution. 

Recent news

Global Canopy
18 January 2022

Global Canopy (GC) is a data-driven not for profit that targets the market forces destroying nature. We do this by improving transparency and accountability. We provide innovative open-access data, clear metrics, and actionable insights to leading companies, financial institutions, governments and campaigning organisations worldwide.

CIAT 2017 Burundi agriculture flickr.jpg
18 January 2022

Amahoro @ Scale (Peace-at- Scale) is the Burundi country project of the larger “LAND -at- Scale” program funded by RVO (The Netherlands Enterprise Agency) which is currently active in 14 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.

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