On 17 March 2016, the session organised by the Global Donor Working Group on Land was titled “Good Land Governance in Public and Private Domains: Setting Donors’ Priorities”. It aimed at identifying leverage points for donors to help improve land governance worldwide. For this purpose, land experts, donor representatives and around 40 conference participants discussed the potential of latest best practices and technologies for upscaling good land governance through major donors’ investments. By doing so, donors made their contribution to this year’s conference focus on working at scale, mainstreaming innovations, and sustaining investments in land governance.
During the session, authors of four studies presented their findings and recommendations in highly interlinked areas: open data technologies, multi-stakeholder partnerships, donor coherence and private sector engagement in responsible land investments. These studies were commissioned by the Donor Working Group on Land in 2015 precisely to guide donors in prioritizing activities and investments in land governance in the next years.