An essential component of every land administration system are the land records. These records contain information about ownership, value and use of land. Conflict and post-conflict contexts, both in literature and in practice, have shown that land administration systems are mostly affected by the loss of land records and staff. Post-conflict contexts are characterized with: institutional weaknesses, economic and social problems and serious security problems. Based on a case study conducted in Rwanda, firstly the type, the format and the status of land records are discovered, and then those are related with the process of post-conflict state building. This relation is explored in depth in order to determine and describe the role of land records in support of post-conflict state building. Here specific attention is paid to the role that land records have in land dispute resolution in such contexts. Findings from this paper shows that a strong relation exists and that land records play a positive role in support of the post-conflict state building.
|Title of host publication||FIG Congress 2018|
|Subtitle of host publication||Embracing our smart world where the continents connect: enhancing the geospatial maturity of societies, Istanbul, Turkey, May 6-11, 2018|
|Place of Publication||Copenhagen|
|Publisher||International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 7 May 2018|
|Event||XXVI FIG Congress 2018: Embracing our smart world where the continents connect: enhancing the geospatial maturity of societies - Istanbul Congress Centre, Istanbul, Turkey|
Duration: 6 May 2018 → 11 May 2018
Conference number: 26
|Conference||XXVI FIG Congress 2018|
|Period||6/05/18 → 11/05/18|
- land, land records, administration, land administration, dispute, resolution, post-conflict, state, building
Todorovski, D., Manirakiza , J. G., Zevenbergen, J. A., & Boerboom, L. G. J. (2018). The Role of Land Records in Support of Post-Conflict Land Administration within overall State Building – the Case of Rwanda. In FIG Congress 2018: Embracing our smart world where the continents connect: enhancing the geospatial maturity of societies, Istanbul, Turkey, May 6-11, 2018 (pp. 1-20).  Copenhagen: International Federation of Surveyors (FIG).