Bridging the Security of Tenure Gap: Fit-For-Purpose Initiatives

Kees de Zeeuw, Paula Dijkstra, C.H.J. Lemmen, E.M. Unger, Mathilde Molendijk, Ernst-Peter Oosterbroek, Christelle Van den Berg

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In the article we will describe several examples of fit for purpose land
dministration methodologies in different continents of the world based on the recent experiences of Kadaster. We will briefly describe initiatives from Latin America, Africa and Asia and discuss more in detail the FFP methodologies that are being implemented and the lessons learned from practice. Lessons learned, that result in innovations of methodology, technology and approaches.
There is an urgent need for the administration of property and land use rights worldwide as a basis for inclusive social and economic growth. The advantages of a well-organized land administration are many fold. It provides legal security to people. It attracts investments and is a condition for land governance. Legal security is an important incentive for people to invest further in their property.
Private parties will not easily invest in property when the ownership status is unclear, or when unknown limitations are imposed on the property. Without legal proof of ownership, access to credit to enable investments is often hard to attain. Land administration is a basic condition for good land governance. It is a vital infrastructure for a government: not only to raise taxesand thus increase the much needed income for the government, but also in support of policy and decision making for sustainable development.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2019
Event20th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2019: Catalyzing Innovation - Washington DC, United States
Duration: 25 Mar 201929 Mar 2019


Conference20th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2019: Catalyzing Innovation
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington DC
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  • Access to Land; Land Administration; Land Management; Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration; Colombia, Nepal, Indonesia, Mozambique; Lessons learned; Legislation; Low Cost Technology; Security of Tenure; Standards; Social Tenure Domain Model; eGovernance; STDM; Land Administration Domain Model; LADM

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