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The Land Governance Assessment Framework

Identifying and Monitoring Good Practice in the Land Sector

The Land Governance Assessment Framework: Identifying and Monitoring Good Practice in the Land Sector presents a framework (the LGAF) to assess land governance at the country level, based on existing evidence. In doing so, the LGAF points toward areas where further study is needed, identifies options for regulatory or institutional change and helps planning for the conduct and evaluation of pilot programs. The LGAF provides policymakers with a quick overview of the quality of land governance in five key areas:

  • rights recognition and enforcement
  • land use planning, land management, and taxation
  • management of public land
  • public provision of land information
  • dispute resolution and conflict management.

While its design builds on extensive experience with land sector reform, the LGAF differs from other assessment tools because it is based on the involvement of stakeholders and experts at the local level in an inclusive process that can subsequently be built upon to monitor progress over time. The implementation and use of the LGAF in a growing number of countries also provide ways to identify good practice and share experience for policy reform, thus helping countries to move toward operationalizing international
initiatives to improve land governance at the local level. This book describes the structure and rollout of the LGAF tool and includes detailed case studies based on its implementation in five selected countries: Ethiopia, Indonesia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Peru, and Tanzania.

Authors: Klaus Deininger, Harris Selod, and Anthony Burns

Publisher: The World Bank Group


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