Innovative Tools for Tenure Recordation

Documentation of Overlapping and Secondary Land Rights
Aimed at protecting the land rights of underrepresented citizens, fit-for-purpose land administration promotes alternative approaches to facilitate aiding and improving land tenure security based on the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM). This article examines innovative tools and technologies for documenting overlapping and secondary land rights that formal land registration systems fail to take into account. Fit-for-purpose land administration promotes alternative approaches to facilitate aiding the process of, or the improvement to, land tenure security. In many contexts, overlapping or secondary land rights have been lost through formal land registration systems (‘secondary land right holders’, the males being the primary right... (read more)
2017-09-28 10:49:07

Expert Group Meeting on Secure Land Tenure, UN-Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya, 10–12 November 2004

The subject of this Expert Group Meeting was the improvement of land tenure security through new legal frameworks and new and better tools. New land laws have recently come into power, others are under development. What kind of tools do we need to adequately support the spirit and letter of these new legal frameworks? What are the innovative ideas about information systems and work processes? How can we improve existing land administration systems? Thus, the aim of the meeting was to: discuss new legal frameworks for the improvement of land tenure security discuss new ideas about tools that may support... (read more)
2006-01-10 12:00:00

How Big is Global Insecurity of Tenure?

World Statistics Day, as declared by the United Nations Statistical Commission, was celebrated on 20 October 2015. Official statistics are crucial to help decision-makers develop informed policies that impact millions of people. Improved data sources, sound statistical methods, new technologies and strengthened statistical systems enable better decisions that eventually result in better lives for us all. One of the #StatsDay15 tweets highlighted that “70% of the world’s population have no access to formal land administration services and have no security of tenure”. This particular statistic both intrigued and worried me since I know the source of the figure. It intrigued me... (read more)
2015-11-06 12:59:41

International Land Banking/Land Consolidation Conference

4CLI/CELK (Central-European Centre for Communication, Consultation and Land Issues) (Hungary) has announced that it is hosting an international conference on land consolidation and land banking issues to be held in Budapest, Hungary on 1-2 December 2005. Land Consolidation and availability of Land Funds bear a crucial significance for all the ex-communist countries due to the fact that the modernisation of land market has become a pressing and salient economic duty for the governments of these countries. The conference will highlight the following topics: the differences between the political approach relating to land consolidation in Western and Eastern countries what kind... (read more)
2005-10-14 12:00:00
2017-02-22 11:32:07

Piloting the Social Tenure Domain Model in Uganda

Innovative Pro-poor Land Tools under Implementation
By 2030, 60% of the world’s population, or about 5 billion people, will live in urban areas; 78% of them will be in less developed regions. UN-Habitat highlights that the urban slum population is expected to increase to 1.4 billion by 2020. Most people living in slums do not have registered land rights, are not covered by conventional cadastres, and are excluded from other ‘benefits’ of urbanisation. Informal settlements or slums are defined as lacking one or more of the following five conditions: security of tenure, access to water, access to sanitation, durable housing quality and sufficient living space. Rather... (read more)
2013-04-12 11:52:52

Global Campaign to Eradicate Insecurity of Tenure by 2030

The global eradication of infectious diseases through highly coordinated campaigns has been successful. Smallpox affecting humans was officially eradicated in 1980 and rinderpest, affecting ruminants, was declared completely eradicated in 2010. Global campaigns to eradicate polio, guinea worm disease, yaws and malaria are under way. (By Robin McLaren, Know Edge, UK) Although insecurity of tenure is not a disease, its impact is nevertheless devastating in terms of trapping people in poverty, displacing communities and making them homeless, and reducing food security and creating hunger. Only about 30% of the world’s population are covered by official land administration systems, while the... (read more)
2016-07-11 09:41:09

The Power of the Social Tenure Domain Model

A Flexible Low-cost Solution for Recording Land Rights
High-end technology-driven solutions often create serious implementation constraints in land administration. Furthermore, despite the developments and advances in geo-ICT, there is still a gap in the development of tools that model people-to-land relationships independently from the legality of those relationships. This article explains why the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) is a powerful and effective land information system to arrive at locally engineered solutions for improving tenure security. While land administration plays a crucial macroeconomic role in the collection, management and dissemination of information about land tenure rights, land use and value, high-end technology-driven solutions often create serious implementation constraints... (read more)
2018-05-09 10:51:06

Land Administration Domain Model

Impact on Implementation of International Policies
An international group of land administration professionals initiated the development of a data model that facilitates the quick and efficient set-up of land registrations. Just as social issues benefit from proper land administration, land administration systems themselves benefit from proper data standards. The Land Administration (LA) standard has been available since 1 December 2012 as a formal International Standard, published as ISO 19152. This standard is expected to have an impact on the development of Land Administration Systems. The International Standard for the Land Administration Domain serves the following goals: Establishment of a shared ontology implied by the model: The... (read more)
2013-05-27 12:02:07

Innovation and Land Administration

In many countries land administration is in a very bad way. In large areas of the world land administration systems are conspicuous by their absence. Where they do exist, procedures are often too complex, processing times too long and costs too high. The World Bank 2005 Doing Business Report reveals that of 145 reviewed countries, the three top scored rate, respectively, 21 steps to register right to an immovable property, 956 days to complete the procedures and registration costs up to 34% of the value of the proper-ty. Extensive research reveals that this is at the expense of economic growth... (read more)
2005-08-24 12:00:00
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