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The Land Portal & Open Data Charter: Open Up Guide on Land Governance

The Land Portal and Open Data Charter are launching the Open Up Guide on Land Governance, the latest addition to a lauded series of practical guides for governments to address key policy changes. This launch comes as part of the Open Gov Week (OGW), an annual call-to-action to transform the way governments serve their citizens. 

This Open Up Guide on Land Governance is a practical resource to be used by governments from developing countries to publish land-related data to improve data quality, availability, accessibility and use for improved citizen engagement, decision making and innovation. It sets out:

  1. Key datasets for land management accountability, and how they should be collected, stored, shared and published for improving land governance and transparency;
  2. Good data policies and frameworks;
  3. Existing gaps or challenges in the policies and frameworks; and
  4. Use cases from real-life examples to illustrate the potential impact and transformation this type of data can provide in local contexts.

The public is invited to contribute to the Open Up Guide, which will be accepting public comments until July 31. Land experts, data practitioners, and other stakeholders are encouraged to share comments or suggestions to improve the Guide.

Read more on the website of The Land Portal.
Read and contribute to the guide, here.