Costing and Financing Land Administration Services (CoFLAS)

Developing a useful and practical methodology (tool) whereby the costing and financing of land administration services in developing countries can be reformed and modernised.
Project narrative

This project was part of the Global Land Tool Network’s (GLTN) commitment to developing 18 key land tools to address poverty and land issues at the country level. The project supported the development of one of these tools referred to as: “modernising the land agencies budgetary approach”. The aim of the tool was to develop a methodology that would improve the costing and financing of land (administration) services in developing countries.

Description of key services provided

LEI critically analysed and extracted information on the cost and financing of land administration services in various country contexts. We carried out desk study research, reviewed and updated a previous report and developed a questionnaire and methodology for analysing the costing and financing of land administration models that result in improved service delivery. Oversaw data collection from 8 country case studies and collated lessons learnt. Organised and lead the process of peer reviewing and validating the methodology through expert group meetings.

Provided recommendations on the most appropriate, cost effective costing models for donors, clients, government institutions to consider when developing strategies for improvements towards land administration services.