The Role of Open Data in the Fight against Land Corruption | Land Portal
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Neil Sorensen, neil.sorensen@landportal.org
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English

 

 

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? 

In order to answer this question, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH with the support of the German Federal Government, commissioned the study The Role of Open Data in Fighting Land Corruption: Evidence, Opportunities and Challenges, which will be published in January 2021. Initial findings of this study suggest that the current data revolution and open data can play an important role in realizing sustainable land governance.

This webinar took place on January 28th from 3:00-4:30 PM CET (9:00-10:30 ET) to discuss the findings of this study and explore recommendations to enhance the use of open data in counteracting land corruption. The webinar brought together leading land governance, anti-corruption and open data experts to discuss what it takes for open data to have an impact on land corruption, as well as to arrive at recommendations that can guide practitioners and policy makers. 

 

Moderator

 

Tim Hanstad 

Tim Hanstad
Chandler Foundation

 

 

Panelists

 
 
Marcello De Maria, advisor
Dr. Marcello De Maria
Postdoctoral
Researcher
School of
Agriculture Policy
and Development
University of Reading
 
 
Ania Calderon, Executive Director,  Open Data Charter
Ania Calderon
Executive Director
Open Data Charter
   

   
   
    
 
 
Ellen O. Pratt, Commissioner, Liberia Land Authority
Ellen O. Pratt
Commissioner
Liberia
Land Authority
   
    

         
      
 
 
Andreas Lange
Dr. Andreas Lange

Senior Advisor
Rural Development
and Food Security
Deutsche Gesellschaft
für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit
(GIZ) GmbH  

   
 
Aled Williams, Senior Advisor, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center
Aled Williams

Senior Advisor
U4 Anti-Corruption
Resource Center
      
      
      

  
   
 
 

 

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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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Evidence, opportunities and challenges

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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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