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How granular local studies enrich GDB
8 Outubro 2020
Authors: 
Mr. Nicolás Grossman
Global

We have an ambitious objective here at the Global Data Barometer: To map the landscape of data for public good. To do so, we’ll be gathering information about data governance, capability, availability, and use and impact in 100+ countries. Because data for public good can play different roles and surface differently across sectors—for example, land data, transportation data, and corporate ownership data all have different histories, frameworks, and uses—we’ll also be delving into thematic areas. 

Here is where local and granular studies gain relevance for GDB. 

Tungsten surface mining in Rwanda
29 Janeiro 2021
Authors: 
Nathaniah Jacobs
Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye
Global
Shanti Tamang works in a field in Besisahar, Pashchimanchal, Nepal. CIFOR/Mokhamad Edliadi
28 Janeiro 2021
Authors: 
Julie Mollins
Global

Forest tenure reform in the global south has often failed to be gender-responsive, but there is increasing interest in taking up this challenge to activate effective change.

Now, a new guide created by scientists with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) aims to make the process more accessible, recommending a three-step process, billed as “analyze, strategize, and realize,” to support interventions in local and national contexts.

 Women’s legal rights and gender gaps in property ownership in developing countries
21 Janeiro 2021
Authors: 
Ms. Hema Swaminathan
Isis Gaddis
Rahul Lahoti
África
África do Sul
Global

On January 24, 2020, a quiet revolution happened in South Africa. In a landmark ruling in the Durban High Court, 72-year old Agnes Sithole scored a legal victory that not only provided her a share of her husband’s estate but may also help to protect an estimated 400,000 black elderly women in South Africa. Facing impoverishment when her marriage ended, Ms.

Learn with us at the Women’s Land Rights Institute
2 Fevereiro 2021
Authors: 
Ms. Elisa Scalise
Global

We know that there is not one single path to achieving a global shift in women’s land tenure security.

 

At a minimum, it is going to take:

Eight Breakthroughs for Land Rights in 2020
2 Fevereiro 2021
Authors: 
Chris Jochnick
Tanzânia
República Democrática do Congo
Libéria
Myanmar
Global

2020 was a tough year on many fronts, and land rights were no exception. COVID-19 hindered land rights advocates from doing field research, meeting with government officials, prioritizing policy initiatives, and obtaining funding.

Despite these headwinds, we have seen important advances, and the field continues to grow. Here are eight breakthroughs in 2020 to celebrate:

Figure 2 - Availability of open land ownership data based on the Open Data Barometer (2016, 4th ed.)
29 Janeiro 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Marcello De Maria
Global

The data revolution – characterised by the transition to big data, open data and new digital data infrastructures [1] – is projected to make an astonishing 44 billion terabytes of digital data and information available by the end of 2020 [2]. Despite this plethora of information now available to us, about 1 billion people in 140 countries still feel insecure about their land and property rights [3].

Land Corruption
26 Janeiro 2021
Authors: 
Helena Vidalic
África
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? 

Foto: Gustavo Pedro
18 Dezembro 2020
Global
Por José Eustáquio Diniz Alves
 
As florestas estão desaparecendo no mundo. Havia 6 trilhões de árvores no passado. Mas a humanidade destruiu a metade das florestas desde o crescimento exponencial da população e da economia.
 
AFP via Getty Images
3 Dezembro 2020
Global
Por Internation Land Coalition 
 
Estudo revela como as políticas neoliberais criam um campo de ''desertos verdes'': sem trabalho, devastador e monótono. Oligarquia rural, agronegócio e fundos especulativos unem-se, controlam terras e são cada vez mais hostis à democracia
 
16 Dezembro 2020
Global

Los ríos, los lagos, la tierra, son sujetos de derechos y como tal, hay que respetarlos

 

Un blog de Delfina Mux Caná*

De niña, recuerdo que cuando acompañaba a mi abuela a las montañas, bosques, ríos y valles, antes de entrar a estos lugares, ella pedía permiso y hablaba con los árboles…

 

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