LCW’s Data Sharing Policy

Land Conflict Watch (LCW)’s proprietary database of land conflicts and its backend data can be used in aggregated form only with prior licence and permission.

We offer a non-exclusive licence to use the data in downloadable aggregated format to any individual or organisation seeking to use it.

At its discretion, LCW offers the licence without royalty to students, independent researchers or journalists, any public-funded organisations or those working on a non-funded project.It charges a royalty for its non-exclusive use to all other entities, organisations and individuals.

The royalty is decided on a case-to-case basis between LCW and the user. Paid users also gain access to quarterly analytical reports on the database prepared by LCW.

For more information write to our Database and Collaborations Lead, Mrinali Karthik at