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State of Land Information in Madagascar
Reports & Research
September 2023
Madagascar

This report on the land data ecosystem in Madagascar is the first step towards providing a baseline and diagnostic tool to inform conversations around land and data governance. It aims to complement existing initiatives to improve the accuracy and extent of land data in Madagascar and identify opportunities to improve public access to all forms of land information.

State of Land Information in Madagascar
Reports & Research
September 2023
Madagascar

This report on the land data ecosystem in Madagascar is the first step towards providing a baseline and diagnostic tool to inform conversations around land and data governance. It aims to complement existing initiatives to improve the accuracy and extent of land data in Madagascar and identify opportunities to improve public access to all forms of land information.

Open data and metadata
25 July 2023
Authors: 
Mr. Neil Sorensen
Mr. Charl-Thom Bayer
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro
Global

A new publication titled "The Role of Metadata and Open Data in the Innovation Cycle of Land Administration" puts the spotlight on this dynamic domain. This publication offers valuable insights into the significance of open data and structured metadata, and how they can revolutionize land administration processes worldwide. By delving into the core principles of open data and metadata, this publication offers a comprehensive understanding of how these tools can be leveraged to foster innovation and drive positive change in the land governance sector.

Scenes from Chewe village
4 July 2023
Zambia
Botswana

Two comprehensive State of Land Information (SOLI) reports have been released, providing in-depth assessments of the land data and information ecosystems in Botswana and Zambia. These reports examine the availability of land information and evaluate its compliance with open data standards. The findings highlight the strengths and weaknesses of each country's land information management practices and offer insights for targeted interventions.

 An abstract painting about Enhancing Access to Land Data
31 May 2023
Authors: 
Mr. Charl-Thom Bayer
Global

As an advocate for open land data, the Land Portal Foundation aims to improve access to land data, engage stakeholders, and support actions that promote data openness. I recently had the opportunity to introduce the State of Land Information Index (SOLIndex) and talk about the Open Up Guide at the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) Partners’ Meeting in Nairobi and show how these tools play a vital role in improving access to land information.

Land Governance Data Fragmentation
16 May 2023
Authors: 
Ms. Laura Meggiolaro
Global

The Land Portal Foundation, as a non-profit organization operating at the intersection of the open data and land governance communities, has been privileged over the past 5-8 years to be in a position to observe some interesting trends affecting the land governance data landscape. 

Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone
18 April 2023
Sub-Saharan Africa
Colombia
Cambodia
Global

The Land Portal Foundation has launched a new Land & Investments Portfolio that unpacks the key concepts, terms, international frameworks and policies, and many other aspects critical to understanding how land investments affect society.

Land Portal Annual Report 2022
5 April 2023
Global

The Land Portal Foundation reported another successful year in 2022, making significant progress toward their organizational strategy and monitoring and evaluation framework. According to their annual survey, 87% of users reported a positive impact on their work, while the website continued to receive high traffic, averaging 74,000 visits per month.

20 March 2023
Malawi

Land Portal Publishes New State of Land Information Report for Malawi

During the colonial era, data and information was largely treated as confidential in Malawi. According to Mambulasa (2016), many statutes in Malawi dating back to colonial times promote government secrecy and the withholding of public information. This has resulted in lingering land administration and management challenges. Land-related problems have been a constant feature of Malawian society, including the pre-colonial, colonial and post independence period starting in 1964.

Land Portal Technical Advisory Group
28 February 2023
Global

The Land Portal Technical Advisory Group is composed of individuals with diverse expertise and a common inclination towards innovation and social change. This group has been crucial in providing guidance and on the ongoing operation, development and innovation of the Land Portal over the past decade. 

28 February 2023
Global

We are seeking a Chief Technology Officer to lead the provision and ongoing development of the core Land Portal online presence, and to provide technical leadership in our work to create an open and inclusive information ecosystem for land. 


The successful candidate will demonstrate  a deep understanding of established and emerging technology, and translate this understanding into impact for the Land Portal Foundation.

16 February 2023
Europe
Global

17 February 2023 — The Land Portal Foundation has been selected by the European Union (EU) for a €1.6 million grant, a decision that underscores the organization’s vital role in the land governance sector. The funds will accelerate the Land Portal’s work to bring the land governance and open data communities together, fueled by its foundational belief that access to information is crucial for achieving good land governance. 

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