LEI has long recognised that progress on gender equality is intimately linked to women’s access and ownership of land. There can be no gender equality if women cannot access shelter and land on an equal footing to men. Further, the evidence is overwhelming that addressing the rights of women to land supports other key development outcomes, including improved child nutrition, strengthened women’s economic agency, reductions in gender-based violence (in some contexts) and action on climate change – especially as it concerns halting deforestation in communally managed areas. In our rapid submission to Australia’s new International Gender Equality Policy, we set out the evidence to support women’s land rights – arguing inter alia, that supporting change in this area implements women’s human rights, while also achieving multiple DFAT international development objectives.
LEI were contracted to support the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to produce the White Paper, State of Practice on Land Information and Transaction Systems which was followed by the development of a practical toolkit, this Land Records and Transaction System Assessment and Design Toolkit. Since MCC has provided funding for both local and nationally reaching land records and transaction systems the toolkit was developed to serve as a comprehensive decision making framework. The framework supports systematic consideration of operability, sustainability, political and institutional risks and benefits during the design of land records and transaction system project components. It is intended for practitioners in both the public and private sectors to guide the process (pdf publication download) as well as being accompanied by 5 sets of Excel worksheets (downloadable here) which replicate the Toolkit structure to facilitate data entry and organization.
Paper published in the December 2021 issue of the Coordinates Magazine co-authored between Land Equity International and Planet Partnerships. It is an updated version of the earlier work published under the 2020 World Bank Annual Land and Poverty Conference and the 2020 FIG working week – both events having been cancelled due to the COVID Pandemic. The paper highlights that, underlying principles and precepts applicable to best practices for Public Private Partnerships (PPP’s) require a deeper understanding of the land administration context, due to the barriers of implementation in a developing country.
Land Equity International, with partners, Planet Partnership, The University of Melbourne, and Global Land Alliance, were contracted by the World Bank to prepare the initial version of the analytical and operational framework for Public Private Partnerships (PPP) land administration. The following publication by the World Bank is the end result. Using literature review and cases study research to identify trends and resources applicable to developed and developing countries land administration services was a starting point. The end point was developing the basis for an operational framework which included various checklists, feasibility and toolkit analytical questions to identify potential opportunities for PPP in land administration.
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has significantly invested in both nationwide and local level land administration information and transaction systems (Land IT Systems) in many of its partner countries. This State of Practice paper sets out the current state of play of investing in information and communication technology for Land IT Systems. It identifies lead thinking around how and when to address the opportunities and challenges of designing, implementing, and sustaining the performance of Land IT Systems. The paper foreshadows a suite of analytical tools that will be designed to guide and facilitate MCC’s assessment of the appropriateness and scope of potential investments in Land IT Systems.
The World Bank Economic Sector Work publication “The Land Governance Assessment Framework: Identifying and Monitoring Good Practice in the Land Sector.” Authored by Klaus Deininger, Harris Selod, and Anthony Burns (2012). Please submit comments relating to this document to Kate Dalrymple, LEI Land Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org
This report, prepared for the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), identifies the costs of developing and maintaining Land Administration Systems and the likely financial return from such systems. As a tool, CoFLAS targets the requirements for land administration reform of less well-developed systems and identifies the key decisions that have major cost implications for reform.
A Framework overview document is also available.
A tiny island nation in the Pacific puts in place a land management programme to improve the decision-making process of the State. Authored by Dr Kate Rickersey. Published by Geospatial World Magazine, Edition April 2014.
In depth analysis of the land sector and will contribute to an overall Economic Sector Work publication on Corruption in Ethiopia. Diagnosing Corruption in Ethiopia Perceptions, Realities, and the Way Forward for Key Sectors Janelle Plummer, Editor, (2012) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank.
Written by Clare Brazenor, Kate Dalrymple and Daniel Carter, LEI Land Consultants and presented at FIG Working Week 2008.
Please submit comments relating to this document to Kate Rickersey (nee Dalrymple), LEI Managing Director email@example.com
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