The OpenLandContracts.org repository aims to increase the transparency and accesibility of land deals and contracts. The website contains nearly two hundred documents from 14 countries. The database is publicly avaiable and the information on it allows the users to learn about contracts and deals, compare conditions and ultimately agree to more fair and transparent deals.
Mini grants foster the innovative use of the information available in the database. The Centre of Environment and Development in Cameroon used the information on the website to create a template that allowed NGOs to work with the available contracts and assess whether the companies involved in these contracts are abiding by the conditions set out in the documents.
Although the repository is already serving many of the users and fulfilling the initial aim, donor agencies can help with closing the feedback loop on the available information and facilitate the evidence use in policy making decisions.