Inclusive and gender-aware participatory land registration in Indonesia

Simon Ulvund*, E.M. Unger, C.H.J. Lemmen, Christelle Van den Berg, Tjeerd Wits, Resti Diah Utami, Hanhan Lukman

*Corresponding author for this work

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Utilising a participatory land registration approach, this paper argues how nclusive and gender aware land titling, involving local community teams, can lead to faster, affordable and more socially anchored land registration.
Coupled with building support across authorities such as village chiefs, district heads and government agencies, allows for a both bottom up and top down approach, capturing interest and concerns of all key stakeholders in the process. The paper also demonstrates, that if not taken seriously, these stakeholders can pose serious risks to the success of the project.
By using a local village community land rights committee that with strong representation of women, the land registration process had a high acceptance rate and support in the communities worked in.
We also show that developing a software application that guides such a process, being easy to use for village members, while compliant with government regulations and requirements, is essential.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
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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  • Participative, fit-for-purpose, land registration, Indonesia

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