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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Resources

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The Role of Open Data in the Fight against Land Corruption

A Webinar Report

Reports & Research
March, 2021
Global

Opening up land-related administrative data, combining it with data from other sources  and processing and making this data available as easily accessible information for women and men equally could be a means to counteracting land corruption in land management, land administration and land allocation. But does open data and enhanced data transparency indeed help to counteract land corruption?

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Role of Open Data in the Fight against Land Corruption

Evidence, opportunities and challenges

Institutional & promotional materials
February, 2021
Global

This is the presentation of Dr.  Marcello De Maria, Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Agriculture Policy and Development at the University of Reading during the webinar on the Role of Open Data in the Fight against Land Corruption on January 28th, 2021. 

The analysis revealed overwhelming support for the use of open data as an anticorruption tool in the land sector, but it also found strong evidence for the existence of a high degree of untapped potential.

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Scholarschip Program

Policy Papers & Briefs
January, 2021
Africa

The Network of Excellence of Land Governance in Africa (NELGA) offers a comprehensive Master and PhD scholarship programme available for young academics and professionals from all African Union member states to enhance land-related capacities in higher education. In cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), NELGA currently supports more than 40 scholars across Africa.

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African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences

Policy Papers & Briefs
January, 2021
Africa

The Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (NELGA) is a partnership of leading African universities and research institutions with proven leadership in education, training and research on land governance. Currently NELGA has more than 70 partner institutions in over 40 countries and is organized in 6 regional and 1  technical node supported by a Secretariat.

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The Role of Open Data in Fighting Land Corruption

Evidence, opportunities and challenges

Reports & Research
January, 2021
Global

The rapid progress in digital information and communication technologies  (ICTs) comes with both fresh opportunities and new challenges for different sectors and actors adopting the new solutions that become available over time. Since the mid-2000s, the global land governance community has piloted a series of open data and transparency initiatives largely based on such digital innovations, aiming at increasing accountability and counteracting corruption in the land sector, both at the local and global level.

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Journal Articles & Books
December, 2020
Southern Europe, Eastern Europe

Women’s economic empowerment is essential in promoting equality between women and men and is a precondition for sustainable development.

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Training Resources & Tools
December, 2020
Global

Open Data is data that can be freely used, shared and built-on by anyone, anywhere, for any purpose. Open Data is widely considered to be an effective response to land corruption by increasing transparency, supporting innovation and increasing civic engagement. Advocates of open data believe in its potential for empowering citizens to gain more insight on government spendings and land-related decisions; giving civil society greater power to hold governments accountable for their actions.

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Combatting Land Corruption

The Role of Open Data

Policy Papers & Briefs
December, 2020
Global

Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power to acquire illicit benefit for private gain. Corrupt practices in the context of land administration and land management have come to be known as ‘land corruption’. As with all other forms of corruption, it thrives in the dark corners of closed systems where transparency is lacking, and accountability can be avoided.

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Results from the Preliminary Impact Study of the RELAPU Project´s Work in Teso Sub-Region, Eastern Uganda

Reports & Research
October, 2020
Africa, Uganda

Responsible Land Policy in Uganda (RELAPU) is a project implemented by the German International Cooperation (GIZ) and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). BMZ created the Special Initiative “One World, No Hunger”, aimed to eradicate extreme hunger and poverty. Within this special initiative, RELAPU is part of the Global Programme on Responsible Land Policy presently implemented in eight countries.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
October, 2020
Global

In 2015, 193 countries affirmed their commitment to the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including Germany. According to an estimate by the United Nations in 2018, the international community loses 5% of global gross domestic product through corruption. Effective measures to combat corruption are therefore a prerequisite for achieving the ambitious goals of the 2030 Agenda. 

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