Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
September 2019 - September 2020
Research & Analysis
LEI is undertaking research, analysis and consultation to assist MCC define how to make decisions about investments in land information and transaction systems in the future.
Targeted, well-scoped and successful investments in land sector reform can also significantly grow government revenue. Yet the success of land administration reform projects depends on a range of factors, and investments in such projects can experience setbacks and may not always achieve anticipated aims within project timeframes. In short, the dynamic and highly contextual project environments of land investments can make it difficult to apply ‘global lessons learned’. So on what basis can we inform investments in the future?
This project seeks to build on key lessons from MCC analysis of existing projects to develop a White Paper and set of analytical tools that can guide MCC investment decision-making and investment scoping in the future. The outputs of the assignment will help define how MCC makes decisions about investments in land information and transaction systems as part of future projects related to land sector strengthening and reform.
LEI has prepared a draft State of Practice White Paper which sets out the current state of play of investing in information and communication technology for Land IT Systems. The White Paper identifies leading thinking around how and when to address the opportunities and challenges of designing, implementing and sustaining the performance of Land IT Systems. In doing so it:
LEI will shortly be leading a consultation on the White Paper which will foreshadow the development of a suite of analytical tools (the Toolkit) designed to guide and facilitate MCC investment decision-making and scoping for Land IT Systems.
The Toolkit will set out a decision matrix that can be used to guide MCC land experts in scoping and budgeting decisions on future investments in Land IT Systems in MCC partner countries. The Toolkit is likely to contain a set of modules, complemented by supporting material on factors that need to be considered for application of the Toolkit.
At this stage, it is anticipated that the Toolkit will include the following modules:
The factors that it is anticipated will need to be considered in applying the toolkit are: