A great government portal containing, inter alia, disaggregated population and agriculture census data built on open source software. Supported by Swiss Development Agency.
External Review Report
– 27 February 2017
In April 2010, the Government of Ghana signed a public-private partnership (PPP) contract to reengineer business registration processes, deploy state-of-the-art application software and hardware, and employ best-in-class solutions for the Ghana Revenue Authority and the Registrar General’s Office. This was part of a broader program to achieve greater efficiency, transparency, and effectiveness in the delivery of selected government services using information and communications technology (ICT).
The PPP was structured on a design, finance, build, operate, and transfer model. The government supported the project through resources from a World Bank-financed “eGhana Project,” contributing about one-third of the $60 million project costs; the private sector contributed the remainder. The agreement was for the private sector to build and manage the e-tax and electronic business registration platform until their investment costs were recovered—within five and not exceeding seven years from the effective date of the contract. At the end of the operations period, the system would be turned over to designated government organizations for continuing operation.
Ghana’s e-government public-private partnership and the value of long-term strategies | ppps.
– 5 February 2016
We bring together the datasets community to collaboratively address the challenges of making research data visible and accessible. Members of DataCite meet in person every six months at summer and winter conferences, and collaborate in established working groups.
Through collaboration, we:
- support researchers by helping them to find, identify, and cite research datasets with confidence
- support data centres by providing persistent identifiers for datasets, workflows and standards for data publication
- support journal publishers by enabling research articles to be linked to the underlying data
Currently we are working primarily with organisations that host data, such as data centres and libraries.
Assigning persistent identifiers to datasets
By working with data centres to assign persistent identifiers to datasets, we are developing an infrastructure that supports simple and effective methods of data citation, discovery, and access. Citable datasets become legitimate contributions to scholarly communication, paving the way for new metrics and publication models that recognise and reward data sharing.
Initially we are leveraging the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) infrastructure, which is well-established and already widely used for identifying research articles. We take an open approach, however, and consider other identifier systems and services that help forward our objectives. All DataCite DOIs resolve to a public landing page that contains information about the associated dataset and a direct link to the dataset itself.
What do we do? | DataCite.
– 24 February 2014
The Land Conflict Mapping Tool (LCMT) is a project undertaken by Human Rights Focus, an NGO based in Gulu, northern Uganda with funding and support from the United Nations Peacebuilding Programme in Acholiland, and in particular the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, The United Nations Development Programme and the World Food Programme.
Through developing a tool to monitor and map land disputes throughout Acholi, the purpose of this project is to obtain and analyse data that enhance understanding of land disputes, and through this to inform policy, advocacy, and other relevant interventions on land rights, security, and access in the sub-region.
10 subcounties, 55 parishes and 442 villages.
Parish level questionnaires - 44
Village level questionnaires - 673
Land conflict records - 204
Subcounties in Kitgum District
Kitgum Matidi Kitgum Tc Labongo Akwang Labongo Amida Labongo Layamo Lagoro Mucwini Namokora Omiya Anyima Orom
HURIFO Land Conflict Mapping Tool – About Us.
– 5 February 2014
Digital mapping services and solutions provider, mapIT has announced the launch of the National Postcode & Addressing System, the Entebbe Pilot Project for Uganda. Joining hands with SatNav East Africa in May 2012, Uganda’s pioneer in GPS technology, the company has been working on the pilot project of the Entebbe SatCodes solution.
The project involved the digitalisation of Entebbe Maps for the implementation of the national postcode and addressing system. This includes the GIS solution with five layers; the implementation of a National Property Identifier using SatCodes to provide address codes for “turn-by-turn” navigation; the placement of address placards on all houses in Entebbe as well as a marketing campaign to demonstrate and educate service providers on the benefits.
The National Postcode & Addressing System provides detailed and dynamic addressing information to support the operations of a wide range of users such as Posta Uganda, Entebbe Municipal Council, utility companies and other related service providers.
Geospatial World, 21 January 2013
Uganda adopts GIS-based addressing system.
– 5 February 2014
The Land Information System will replace the current manual system of land allocation, deed plan preparation and land registration. The LIS will:
- Provide a set of technical processes and procedures for the registration of rights and interests in real estate units in Uganda by supporting the MLHUD business workflows in its main fields of intervention (First Registration – Freehold/Leasehold, survey preparation, leasehold to Freehold Conversion, extension of Lease/Sublease, subsequent registration, request for copy of Deed Plan, certificate of customary ownership or certificate of occupancy…)
- Simplify and automate the procedures for land and real estate transactions
- Be the sole electronic source of land and real estate for mailo, freehold, leasehold and customary rights and interests held under a unified registry for the 6 pilot districts until early 2013 and thereafter for the whole country
- Provide specific system administration tools to manage users, perform workflow management, security audits, system configuration and the configuration of charts of accounts and fee schedules
- Support the generation of ground rent demands;
- Support parcel creation from JRJs using standard cadastral editing tools and the ability to generate deed plans according to predefined template
- Generate reports on staff productivity, registry content, and financial information on revenue for services provided by the DLOs
- Generate standardized query and notification letters as well as other reports
- Provide a public access module that allows general enquiries by the public within the DLO customer service areas
- Support decentralized business workflows in the 6 pilot DLOs
- Support the functions of a national land administration body called the National Land Information Centre.
What is the Land Information System?.
– 5 February 2014
Africa Check is a non-profit information service which promotes accuracy in public debate. It tests claims made by public figures around the continent, starting in South Africa, using journalistic skills and evidence drawn from the latest online tools, readers, public sources and experts, sorting out fact from fiction. The site contains well-considered research findings on a range of claims, a blog discussing the provenance and accuracy of data and an excellent core of guidance for fact-checkers.
Recent work includes reviews of the South African president’s State of the Nation address and the South African budget.
– 10 April 2013