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Sources of Land Information  in South Africa  and their Institutional Context
Reports & Research
June 2020
South Africa

Land Portal and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have collaborated on this project designed “…to uncover, democratize and improve the land data and information ecosystem in South Africa” (Land Portal Foundation, 2019). This is one of a number of State of Land Information (SoLI) projects in an international process covering a number of countries.

Journal Articles & Books
May 2016
Mozambique
Ghana

The rise of new powers in development has generated much debate on the extent to which South–South Cooperation (SSC) constitutes a new paradigm of development more relevant to African needs or a disguise for a new form of imperialism.

BTI 2020 Country Report Malaysia
Reports & Research
May 2020
Malaysia

Malaysia’s democratic transformation took a historical turn between 2017 and 2019. The opposition coalition, the Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope, PH) won the May 9, 2018, general elections, setting the stage for Mahathir Mohamad, the chairman of the coalition, to become the 7th prime minister of Malaysia (he had previously served as the 4th prime minister).

Land Portal Annual Report 2019
Reports & Research
July 2020
Global

The interrelationship between secure land rights and economic development has gained increasing recognition, as a driver of economic development around the world. For indigenous peoples and communities, women and other vulnerable groups, secure land rights are fundamental for reducing poverty and boosting their shared prosperity.

Enhancing Public Sector Performance
Reports & Research
November 2017
Malaysia

This report is part of the series focusing on documenting the lessons from Malaysia for other developing countries in improving their public-sector management.

Malaysian Land Administration Domain Model Country Profile
Peer-reviewed publication
August 2015
Malaysia

Land administration is a process of recording and disseminating information about the association between people and land. To administer land matters in Malaysia, the Department of Surveying and Mapping Malaysia uses eKadaster and Land Office has eTanah which are different in e-Systems.

BTI 2020 Country Report Indonesia
Reports & Research
May 2020
Indonesia

Between 2017 and 2019, the quality of democracy in Indonesia continued to slowly but noticeably decline. While President Jokowi was able to de-escalate the conflict between the government and Islamist groups to some extent, he only managed to do so by integrating some Islamist themes and actors into the government structure.

Synthesis of agricultural land system change in China over the past 40 years
Peer-reviewed publication
February 2019
China

In summary, China presents a particularly intriguing case for the study of land system dynamics with its spatial patterns of cropland and crops, crop structure and diversity, land transfer and consolidation, and land use intensity changes against the backdrop of its rapid socio-economic transformation, globalization, and environmental challenges.

Peer-reviewed publication
April 2020
South Africa
Southern Africa

This study explored the shift in land use from livestock farming to game farming in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, from a social-ecological regime shift perspective. A regime shift can be defined as a large, persistent change in the structure and function of the intertwined social and ecological components of a landscape.

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