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Session Overview
01-05: Lessons from Public-Private Partnerships in Land Administration
Tuesday, 20/Mar/2018:
8:30am - 10:00am

Session Chair: Virgilio delos Reyes, De La Salle University (Manila), Philippines
Location: MC 7-860


An Assessment of PPPs in Land Administration: Development of a Set of Pre-requisites for Effective PPP Implementation

John Meadows, Kate Fairlie, Daniel Paez, Tony Burns

Land Equity International, Australia

Land administration is considered by many to be a critical foundation to urban sustainability, providing the basis for tenure security, efficient urban planning, access to formal credit, provision of public services and physical infrastructure, and reduction of land related disputes.

With an estimated 70% of people-land relationships undocumented there is a renewed push from the World Bank, amongst others, to re-engage with public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a means to moving towards / achieving comprehensive land registration and administration.

Engagement of the private sector, including through PPPs, is seen as an essential component to achieving comprehensive land administration systems and global tenure security.

This paper proposes an analysis of PPPs that presently exist in the land administration domain, presenting a clear matrix of core elements to demonstrate key similarities and differences between operations.


Engaging the Private Sector: A Taxonomy of Real Problems Faced by Industry That Can Be Addressed by Improved Land Management Systems

Philip Edgar Auerswald1,2, Gitanjali Swamy2,3

1George Mason University, United States of America; 2Zilla Global LLC; 3Iotask LLC

Everywhere in the world, the management of land is a core function of government. As a consequence, the process of cadastral updating is, necessarily, administratively-driven. However, the benefits of improved land management systems accrue overwhelming to citizens and private sector companies in the form of greater transparency, improved efficiencies, and, importantly, the opportunity to design and deploy business services build on land data. Based on a data gathered during a year-long customer discovery process in three countries, this paper presents a taxonomy of real problems faced by industry that can be addressed by improved land management systems. The results provide guidance to administrators seeking to engage the private sector in the modernizing and financing land management systems.


Contracting out services for land regularization. The new roles of the private sector in land administration

Victor Endo1, Luis Triveno2, Enrique Pantoja2

1Land Alliance, Peru; 2World Bank, USA

In this paper we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of direct versus outsourced implementation. To that end, we will review international experiences using project reports, interviews with private sector actors and procurement specialists. The paper will systematize lessons learned in the context of the countries where projects where carried out.


Conceptual Design of a Private Investment Scorecard for Land Administration in Developing Countries

Daniel Paez1, Tony Burns2

1Universidad de los Andes, Colombia; 2Land Equity International

Leveraging resources from the private sector has been a common strategy for infrastructure development in sectors such as water, transportation and energy. It is also an increase trend for land administration systems. Currently, there are limited tools to support decision-making in countries that desire to fund parts of their land administration system using private investment. This paper presents a conceptual design for a scorecard aimed at helping assess the readiness of the land administration system for private investment. We have called this concept the PILA (Private investment in land Administration) scorecard. PILA is based on existing tools developed by the World Bank to assess public private partnerships (PPPs). As a proof of concept, PILA was piloted with Honduras. Preliminary results suggest that a scorecard such as PILA would be a helpful tool for practitioners to prioritize areas for further investigation.