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03-01: “One-Map” Policies in Asia
Tuesday, 21/Mar/2017:
2:15pm - 3:45pm

Session Chair: Mika-Petteri Törhönen, The World Bank, United States of America
Location: Preston Auditorium


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One Map Policies in Asia, with reference to Indonesia

Mika-Petteri Törhönen

The World Bank, United States of America



OneMap Myanmar – Enabling a Multi-stakeholders Environment for the Coproduction of Data, Information and Knowledge on Land

Joan Bastide1, U Shwe Thein2, Andreas Heinimann1

1Centre for Development and Environment - University of Bern; 2Land Core Group

OneMap Myanmar is an initiative of the government to democratize access to data, information and knowledge, in order to enable government and citizens to make more sustainable and evidence based decisions on land management and broader development planning.

OneMap Myanmar brings together 25 government agencies, civil society organizations and representatives from the private sector to jointly produce, verify, and analyse data and information on land, through multiple engagement processes at national and local levels. The resulting data and knowledge are made available on an online open-access spatial data platform, allowing users to display, search and use databases reflecting the multiple perspectives and claims on land.

OneMap Myanmar uses multi-stakeholders approach to address the complexity of land governance burning issues in the highly dynamic context of post election Myanmar. This presentation first gives an introduction of OneMap as a multi-stakeholders initiative for the coproduction of data and knowledge on land, and shows how geospatial data is used to support and nourish on-going policy and law formulation processes. It then focuses on an-in-depth review of the oil palm sector land-use planning in Tanintharyi region, in order to demonstrate how this coproduction of data and knowledge allows addressing critical issues effectively.


Cross-Sectoral Information Integration and Sharing in an eGovernment Framework Supporting Integrated Land Development Planning

Michael Epprecht1, Vong Nanhthavong1, Cornelia Hett1, Savanh Hanaphom3, Anongsone Phommachanh2

1Centre for Development and Environmnet CDE, Office in the Lao People's Democratic Republic; 2Department of Land Administration, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Laos; 3Department of Planning and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Laos

Development challenges have become increasingly complex. Sectoral approaches therefore have become less effective in tackling burning development challenges.

In Laos, the government struggles to gain an overview of what is happening in land investments across the country. Land concessions can be granted by different institutions and at different administrative levels. However, there is no institution in charge of keeping track of such developments.

Therefore, key departments of the Lao Government are supported in compiling, harmonizing, integrating and exchanging information on different aspects of land investments from all sectors and administrative levels. To that end, the Lao Government is developing a cross-sectoral land investment database system, hosted within its national eGovernment framework.

This Lao land concession information system is part of the broader cross-sectoral Lao DECIDE info project, which is a multi-stakeholder governmental information integration and sharing initiative. On a voluntary basis, institutions can partner up and make their sectoral data available to specified user groups in a standardized way facilitating cross-sectoral information exchange, integration and analysis.

Currently, the platform provides one-stop access to highly detailed information at the national level, integrated across the following sectors: demography, poverty, education, health, foreigner direct investment in lands, ODA, agriculture and environment.


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