Assessing transparency and accountability of land governance in Kenya

Joseph Rajul, D. Todorovski

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Good governance is critical for the successful implementation of land administration processes. To ensure effective land tenure, fair land allocation, and proper land use, we need good land governance. Land is one of the important resources for every society in this universe and therefore efficient and effective governance of land is required. Different organisations/agencies on various levels for example FAO, UNDP, World Bank, and UN-Habitat have produced different frameworks to assess good land governance.

Therefore, the objective of this study is to assess transparency and accountability in land governance in Kenya according to the nine principles discussed in the land governance elective course 2022 at the ITC faculty, University of Twente within the master’s programme of Geoinformation Management for Land administration. These nine principles include Transparency, accountability, public engagement, effectiveness and efficiency, the rule of law, equity, security, sustainability, and subsidiarity.

A qualitative method consisting of a literature review and own experience/knowledge acquired during the land governance elective course will be used in the study. Results from the literature review and the knowledge acquired during the land governance elective will be used. Based on the findings, a discussion is developed, and a score table is developed ranging from low(L),
medium(M), and high(H) depending on different thematic areas against transparency and accountability.

The examination will be based on the principles of accountability of actors and
transparency as outlined in the land governance elective course 2022 at the
University of Twente, ITC, The Netherlands. This assessment can therefore help
the government of Kenya to assess and strategize on what is in dire need of redress to help achieve good land governance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFIG Working Week 2023 Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationrotecting Our World, Conquering New Frontiers
PublisherInternational Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2023
EventFIG Working Week 2023: Protecting our world, conquering new frontiers - Orlando, United States
Duration: 28 May 20231 Jun 2023


ConferenceFIG Working Week 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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