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Session Overview
05-08: Strengthening Land Administration Management
Wednesday, 22/Mar/2017:
8:30am - 10:00am

Session Chair: Charisse Griffith-Charles, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Location: MC C2-131


Delivering Land Administration Services at Scale The Experience of Development and Implementation of a Nationwide Agricultural Land Management Information System Case Study of Directorate for Agricultural Land, Republic of Serbia

Svetlana Bačanin, Katja Grbic

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, Serbia

It was a challenge to develop a nationwide information system for land management that will serve varying topographies, parcel sizes and administrative systems, in a way which is also sustainable after the donor support ends. Regional disparities between municipalities in Serbia are large: economic development, demographic structure, administrative organisation, geography of the terrain, size of land parcels, and availability of data, and had to be taken into consideration during the development of an Agricultural Land Management Information System that all 145 Local Self-Government Units of Serbia and their Directorate for Agricultural Land could use. Sustainability is important, to ensure the project’s benefits continue after the project ends, and to justify donors’ resources invested into building the system. Thus, sustainability of the information system is a key focus of this paper.

This paper reviews all stages of the project, and how GIZ was able to overcome the challenges as they arose. A close examination of the planning and development phases of the project sheds light on organizational change over the long term. A modern, user-friendly land management information system, combined with a state administration fully brought into the procedural reforms, can serve as a model for other projects around the world.


From Cloth Bags to Land Record Service Centers – Experiences from a Project In Punjab, Pakistan

Linus Pott

World Bank, United States of America

This paper assesses the factors that enabled the transition from a system based on local civil servants (Patwari) carrying land records in a cloth bag to a modern Land Record Management Information System in Punjab Province, Pakistan. The Land Records Management and Information Systems Project is being implemented by the Pakistani Board of Revenue in Punjab Province since ten years with support from the World Bank. The paper will draw conclusions from a methodological mix of a desk review of project documents and field visits. The project was able to digitize more than 50 million paper-based land records, benefitting more than 20 million land owners. More than 150 Land Record Service Centers were established. The aim of this paper is to extract lessons learned about the transformation process from the Patwari to the Land Record Service Centers.


How a Global-to-Local Technology Partner Approach in Nigeria Contributed to Sustained results for State-level Land Administration Projects

Gasant Jacobs1, Chiemeka Ngwu2

1Thomson Reuters, South Africa; 2Teqbridge Limited

This paper shares a partnering example of how a local Nigerian firm (Teqbridge Ltd.) jointly partnered with a global technology firm (Thomson Reuters) to serve Nigerian state-governments; moreover, to jointly build stronger professional capacity in Nigeria.


The Role Of Electronic Cadastre In Development Of The Buissnes Community - The Case Of Republic Of Macedonia

Darko Crvenkovski

Agency for real estate cadastre, Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of

The business community in the Republic of Macedonia is continuously searching for opportunities for opening new business, development and improvement of their existing facilities and services, or is simply seeking for information on future investments. Thus, they are seeking for a fast way of getting transparent, reliable and up to date data about the possibilities for new investments or new ways for development of their business. The Agency of Real Estate Cadastre with the introduction of the electronic cadastre called e-kat has become a valuable partner to the business community and a huge provider of relevant and up to date data. By listing the needs of the business community the Agency of Real Estate Cadastre has created a services that cut the time of the company needed for obtaining a construction permits, property certificates, has found new ways for getting credits for building in construction and has secure the mortgage market. Also this tool has help of raising the bullishness of the private valuers and notaries as well as helping the municipalities in their taxing operations.The paper researches how the business community deals with geospatial information before e-kat and after e-kat and how their business changes with its use.