Governance in Land Administration Study (LGAF)

Project details

Country

Global

Client

World Bank

Project Timeframe

October 2007 - June 2009

Key Services

Governance, Policy & Institutional Strengthening

Land Administration

Research & Analysis

Project Design, Monitoring & Evaluation

Project Narrative

The objective of the Phase I assignment was threefold, namely to (i) develop, based on a comprehensive review of available conceptual and empirical literature, a conceptual framework and use this to define indicators for assessing good governance in land administration and management and a methodology to apply this framework empirically to four countries; (ii) organize a workshop to discuss these outputs with other stakeholders in a public forum that would include country and regional representatives and make changes as appropriate; (iii) conduct the four country case studies using Peru as a pilot study, followed by studies in Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tanzania with summaries of the results in country-specific reports. Once these were approved, prepared a final report the content of which was presented at a conference in Washington DC in March 2009.

The objective of the Phase II assignment was to provide guidance to World Bank clients (in government and the private sector) and partners who may be faced with or interested in large scale land acquisition. This multi-country study gathered data on the ‘large scale acquisition of land rights for agricultural or natural resource based use’ for 10 country case studies. It applied the Policy, Legal and Institutional Framework (PLIAF) for large scale land acquisition based on the World Bank’s Land Governance Assessment Framework. The study provided a descriptive account of major land acquisition projects that were completed or discussed in each country, the policy issues they raised, the economic or social benefits they created, and recent trends in the evolution of such projects. The study also reviewed existing laws and institutional arrangements governing acquisition of land use rights and the mechanisms to assess and deal with social and environmental impacts arising in this context. The result was an inventory of projects involving large-scale land acquisition for each country.

Key services provided

Key Services for Phase I: Designed and delivered a presentation at World Bank in November 2007. Drafted a conceptual framework. Conducted wide consultations with World Bank staff in Washington DC, and moderated a two week online forum to gain broad public input on the Conceptual Framework draft. LEI were also responsible for organising two regional workshops in 2008 to collaborate with case study coordinators and land administration specialists on the indicator framework and case study methodology. The key staff of LEI also provided full coordination and responsibility of case study implementation and preparation of a global synthesis report and recommendations presented in March 2009.

Key Services for Phase II: As project manager LEI was responsible for managing the contracts and payments of each of the in-country consultants. LEI was responsible for ensuring the deliverables for each in-country consultant were met, including the submission of draft and final versions of an inception report and work plan; policy, legal, and institutional assessment framework (PLIAF); and project inventory.

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