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02-12: Realizing Land Administration Reforms
Tuesday, 21/Mar/2017:
10:30am - 12:00pm

Session Chair: Jacob Zevenbergen, University of Twente, Netherlands, The
Location: MC 9-100

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Delivering Land Administration Services At Scale

Faiz Faiz-ul-Hassan, Iqbal Muhammad Zafar

Punjab Land Records Authority, Government of Punjab, Pakistan

Land records system in Punjab province of Pakistan was inherited from the British era and was maintained in the manual/paper form. Recognizing the importance of security of records and compilation of a consolidated database of record of rights Government of Punjab, Pakistan with the financial assistance of World Bank has completed a major governance project titled “Land Records Management and Information Systems”. The services with regards to issuance of computerized Fards (copy of record of right), computerized attestation of mutations, e-passbook for agriculture loan and instant updation of record at website are being rendered through Arazi Record Centers established in all 143 tehsils of the Province. System has been linked with the financial institutions, allied Government departments, courts & agencies. Automation of land records has accomplished its basic objectives by bridging most of the gaps that have been created between the service delivery and the expectations of public due to technological advancements. Introduction of digitized system ensured the better safe gardening of the interest and protection of the rights of the socially disadvantaged groups particularly women & deprived class. Increase in tenure security and positive impact on land markets & property prices are expected in times to come.

How to Implement a Broad Reform Agenda - The role of the Agency for Real Estate Cadastre in development of the property market in Republic of Macedonia

Tatjana Cenova-Mitrevska

Agency for Real Estate Cadastre, Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of

The Government of RM has identified Agency for Real Estate Cadastre, as a significant part in the governmental overall program, as a catalyst to transition to a market economy, and for support private investment and business creation. The establishment of the REC, the development of various e-services, shortening of time for property registration, the digitalization of cadastre maps as well as the advancement of the geographic information system, led to a significant increase of the number of registered transactions, registered mortgages and the value of the mortgage loans.

The number of days to record the purchase or sale of property or mortgages dropped 96 percent from 30 days in 2005 to just one day in 2015. AREC is now widely recognized as a valuable asset for the real estate market growth: the number of property transactions more than tripled, while the number of mortgages more than quintupled). Increased numbers of foreign and domestic investments, such as Greenfield investments, have a direct influence on the Government Development Agenda, improvement of the economic growth and competitiveness on a permanent basis, higher employment, higher living standards and quality of life.

Better Land Management in Botswana Through an Integrated Electronic Land Information System

Niko Zorkin1, Thato Raphaka2, Kent Nilsson3, Moagi Basaakane4

1ENKON Information System, Canada; 2Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services, Botswana; 3Lantmäteriet; 4Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services, Botswana

The Government of Botswana has a long term commitment to improving land management administration to make it customer-oriented, efficient and effective, and to support the long-term socio-economic development of Botswana. It recognizes the importance of having strong land management policies and practices for its tribal, state and free-hold lands and the long-term commitment is to “achieve a good Land Administration System”.

To further its commitment to good Land Administration, the Government of Botswana has implemented an integrated electronic Land Information System (“LIS”) that will not only meet its needs in the short term, but also has the capacity to grow as new land management policies and procedures are established in the future. The LIS results in better harmonization, standardization and integration of reliable, cost effective and transparent land management processes in Botswana across the many government agencies involved with land management. For example, it provides effective, and easy to use, on-line registration of lots, electronic land title transfers, simpler allocation of lots to its citizens, better dispute and claim management, an efficient registration of survey plans, and incorporation of many other land processes related to administration and registration of Tribal Lands.

Scaling Up a Pilot Land Management Initiative in Uganda to a National Land Information System (NLIS)

Richard Oput1, Aurélie Milledrogues2, Patrick Stimpson2, Sergiy Lizenko3, Carol Roffer3, Christopher Burke2

1Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD), Uganda; 2Institut Géographique National-France International (IGN-FI); 3Innola Solutions, Inc.

Land Administration and Management in Uganda faced serious challenges prompting the government to adjust laws and policies and implement a series of innovative initiatives. Following the successful implementation of the pilot Design, Supply, Installation, Implementation of the Land Information System and Securing of Land Records (DeSILISoR) Project 2010 to 2013, in 2015 the Government of Uganda with support from the World Bank commenced the implementation of a five year initiative known as the Design, Supply, Installation and Implementation of National Land Information System Infrastructure (DeSINLISI) Project to scale up the computerization of an integrated land management system nationally. The paper and presentation will describe the experiences scaling up from a pilot programme to a National Land Information System (NLIS) detailing the massive data conversion and integration efforts, including the conversion of historical data and ongoing transactions in addition to valuation and other paper document scanning and indexing along with the scanning and vectorization of cadastral maps.

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