The existing investments on land administration which have mostly been fragmented and have not delivered the required pervasive changes. It requires new solution to be able to deliver security of tenure for all. The solution must be affordable and flexible which can be quickly developed and incrementally improved over time. The FFP approach to land administration has emerged to meet these simple, but challenging requirements. At first, the FFP approach recognizes purpose of the system and then determines and implements the adequate means to meet the purpose. Therefore, FFP approach is intended to meet the purpose rather than just following some inflexible regulations for accuracy.
The FFP approach holds three essential features:
- Focus on the purpose: It is primarily concentrated on the purpose of providing secure tenure for all rather than blindly being directed by inflexible standards for accuracy and use of high-end technological solutions. The system should be designed to be the best “fit” for the purpose of providing secure tenure for all.
- Flexibility: The system should be most flexible in terms of accuracy demands as well as for shaping the legal and institutional frameworks to best achieve the needs of the society. The FFP approach includes flexibility to record and secure the more informal types of land tenure.
- Incremental improvement: The system should be designed in such a way that it meets primary needs of the society today, and they can then be incrementally upgraded and improved over time when such requirement arises.