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Session Overview
11-07: Valuing Unregistered Land
Thursday, 22/Mar/2018:
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Session Chair: Lawrence Walters, Brigham Young University, United States of America
Location: MC 7-100

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Individual Papers
Topics: Using spatial data to strengthen land governance; land use or land administration, in rural and urban settings
Keywords: Land Titling, Land Value, Satellite Data, Deforestation

Earth Observation For Land Titling And Land Value Estimations

Juan Manuel Murguia Baysse1, Brisa Rejas Galindo1, Stephania Zabala2, Niels Wielaard2, Anna Burzykowska3, Eva Haas4, Remco Dost5, Lucas De Oto6

1Inter-American Development Bank, Bolivia; 2Satelligence, The Netherlands; 3European Space Agency, Italy; 4Geoville, Austria; 5eLEAF, The Netherlands; 6University of Twente, The Netherlands

Precise land valuation is necessary for an efficient allocation of resources and territorial planning. Such information can be obtained from real data transactions in limited areas where they occurred, leaving the rest of the land valuation depending on precise estimation models. In many low and middle-income countries the data needed as input is scarce, limiting model application potential. This study presents an alternative to the use of soil maps to estimate land values, by using satellite-derived deforestation and other parameters. Examples from Bolivia will illustrate significant improvement over previous land price models, allowing us to develop a land price index to inform farmers about current price trends and expected sale price for their own land. Continuous monitoring also helps to address land tenure control issues resulting from unbridled soy and livestock expansion leading to deforestation. Adding biomass production estimations based on new European Sentinel satellite data can further improve the estimations.

11-07-Murguia Baysse-652_paper.pdf
11-07-Murguia Baysse-652_ppt.pptx

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Individual Papers
Topics: Fair leverage of land for realizing and financing infrastructure, housing urban expansion and public goods
Keywords: Valuation, Land, Acquisition, Informal, Markets

RICS Research Valuation of Unregistered Land – The Reality of Functioning Informal Land and Property Markets in Ghana, Peru & Indonesia

James Kavanagh1, Mike McDermott2, Franklin Obeng-Odoom3

1RICS, United Kingdom; 2International Land Policy, Australia; 3University of Technology Sydney, Australia

RICS has recently carried out a wide ranging research project looking at the realities of functioning informal land & property markets in Ghana, Peru and Indonesia. This is the first time that informal land markets have been studied in this way and this research and the findings should help provide a wealth of background information to anyone working or who has an interest in this sector. This research has focused on how and what valuation methodologies are currently used to value informal land in these geographies, the need for alternative valuation methods encompassing such complex issues as social, environmental, reasonableness, and the conclusion that current global valuation methods may be, in some circumstances, inappropriate. The research both builds on previous work in this important sector and helps provide an evidence base for current initiatives such as the UN Habitat GLTN ‘Valuation of unregistered land guide’.


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Individual Papers
Topics: Modernizing and financing land service delivery and organizations; role private sector
Keywords: Valuation, Unregistered lands, SDGs, International Valuation Standards, Pro-poor

Valuation of Unregistered Lands in Developing Countries: Challenges, Applications and Potential Impacts for Responsible Land Governance

Agatha Wanyonyi1, Michael McDermott2, Clarissa Augustinus3, Oumar Sylla1, Danilo Antonio1, Matt Myers4

1UN-Habitat/GLTN, Kenya; 2Global Property Advisory; 3Private Consultant; 4South Pacific Property Advisors

Valuation of unregistered land in developing countries is in the critical path of achieving many important global, regional and national development goals such as: addressing climate change, sustainable urban development, food security, promoting responsible investments, addressing the conflict often associated with large-scale land investments, and common human rights abuses associated with land all which if not checked affect the poor and women most. These may be immediate and urgent needs. The affected parties require accurate market valuations for many different reasons; neither they nor valuers can afford to wait until their markets are formalised. Rather, valuers (including those working with government authorities) should be at the coal face of seeking, understanding and developing land markets, rather than sitting back and waiting to be served by other property professionals.