Assisted Community-Led Systematic Land Tenure Regularization

M. Balas, S. Joaquim, J. Carrilho, J. Almeirim Carvalho, J. Murta, C.H.J. Lemmen

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Systematic land cadastre is still an expensive and time-consuming endeavour in Mozambique. Government adopted the approach of systematic land cadastre, launching the "Terra Segura" Programme, to cover 4 thousand communities and 5 million rural parcels, out of an estimated total universe of circa 12 million parcels and plots.
The initial exercises to attend this massive registration utilized traditional methods of land tenure regularization, resulting in being either too expensive or time-consuming initiatives, with serious problems of data quality. New approaches were designed and tested to create an effective sustainable cadastre, proposing an holistic approach to register the land.
However, because strong evidence must be presented with regards to this holistic approach, there is a need to scale up the tests. The end goal of this scaling up exercise is to learn and disseminate lessons in local capacity development and improve the methodology and tools of the Terra Segura programme.
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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2018
Event19th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2018: Land Governance in an Interconnected World - The World Bank Building, Washington, United States
Duration: 19 Mar 201823 Mar 2018
Conference number: 19


Conference19th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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