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Session Overview
04-01: Global Status of Quality of Land Regulation in 2016
Tuesday, 21/Mar/2017:
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Session Chair: Chris Jochnick, Landesa, United States of America
Location: Preston Auditorium


ID: 1045 / 04-01: 1
Invited Paper

Approach to Global Indicators

Augusto Lopez Claros

World Bank, United States of America

To be completed

ID: 1046 / 04-01: 2
Invited Paper

Expanding the Property Module in Doing Business

Rita Ramalho, Adrian Gonzalez

World Bank, United States of America

Most people are very familiar with the current structure of the Doing Business report covering 11 topics, but 14 years ago things were a little different. The Doing Business report was born in 2003 with 5 topics and 133 economies and the registering property topic was included in the report in 2004.

This presentations presents some of the most important methodological changes and expansions experienced by the registering property topic since its inception in the Doing Business report and focuses in the discussion of the “quality of land administration index” introduced in 2015.

The presentation also discusses some findings from the last doing business report and present some examples of reforms to improve the quality of the land administration implemented by various countries during 2015/2016.


ID: 1047 / 04-01: 3
Invited Paper

Next Phase for Enabling the Business of Agriculture

Federica Saliola

World Bank, United States of America

Enabling the Business of Agriculture provides data and indicators on legal barriers for businesses operating in agriculture in 62 countries and across 12 topic areas: seed, fertilizer, machinery, finance, markets, transport, information and communication technology (ICT), water, land, livestock, gender and environmental sustainability. This year scoring was piloted for the land topic for 38 countries. The data for the remaining 24 countries will be collected next year along with a further refinement of the methodology. Enabling the Business of Agriculture features two types of indicators. Legal indicators primarily reflect the text of laws and regulations and assess their conformity with a number of global regulatory good practices. Efficiency indicators measure the transaction costs that firms have to bear to comply with national regulations on the ground. Enabling the Business of Agriculture aims to improve farmers’ access to agricultural inputs, goods and services. By providing key data on regulatory frameworks that is globally comparable and actionable, Enabling the Business of Agriculture strengthens the information base that can be used for policy dialogue and reform. Such efforts can stimulate private sector activity and lead to more efficient and effective agricultural value chains.


ID: 1048 / 04-01: 4
Invited Paper

Piloting the Land Component in EBA

Klaus Deininger

World Bank, United States of America

The land indicator in EBA builds on the improvements made to the ‘Registering Property’ indicator under ‘Doing Business’ in terms of adding information on reliability, transparency, coverage, and dispute resolution by adding relate to (i) coverage, relevance, and currency of records for private land; (ii) management of state land, especially recording of boundaries and transparency in the way in which such land may be transferred; and (iii) maintenance of an environment that supports equality of opportunity, including by gender, and that allows individuals to use land, but also limits the need for land acquisition for public purpose, and provides for transparent processes allowing those affected by acquisition access to fair compensation for improvements made to the land and enable them to maintain their living standard. The presentation will discuss the choice of indicators for each of these areas and good practice for each of them and results from 39 countries. Ways to expand coverage and areas where more research is needed will be highlighted.