In continued efforts to improve access to data and information on land governance issues, the Global Donor Working Group on Land and the Land Portal Foundation have updated the Land Projects and Programmes Database, now containing 3871 projects.

The Land Projects Database is a tool that tracks development funding to projects that aim to improve land governance around the world. It is a joint initiative by Land Portal’s Foundation and the Global Donor Working Group on Land (GDWGL), intended to enhance transparency about land governance initiatives globally. With a comprehensive data collection, a user-friendly interface and optimized methods for regular updating processes, the tool provides information about the allocation of funds, the geographic distribution of projects, the approaches adopted and other information that allows donors and other groups to enhance coordination and avoid duplication of efforts in improving land governance in countries.

Three main sources of data have been identified to contribute to the Land Portal’s Projects Database:

  • Land Portal’s projects database, focusing on projects that have been manually added over the last 5 years
  • Former GDWGL’s Land Governance Programme Map
  • The database from the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), focusing on land governance projects.

Users can click through the map to access information on all land-related projects and programme areas. The map will be updated regularly by importing new data from the IATI dataset.

If you have any questions about the Land Projects Database, including on the data used or methodology, please write to


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