Land governance

Land governance is about the policies, processes and institutions by which land, immovable property and natural resources are managed. This includes legislation on access to land, land rights, land use and land development. Sound land governance is fundamental in achieving sustainable development and poverty reduction.


Institutional Development

  • Land Policies
  • IT-Strategies
  • Business Analyses and needs assessment
  • Organization on national, regional and local level
  • Cooperation between stakeholders
  • Project design, implementation, management and follow up
  • Quality Assurance

Land Administration

  • Land Reform
  • Land Rights, including:
    • Land Consolidation
    • Land Tenure Procedures
    • Deeds/Titling Procedures
    • Mortgage Procedures
    • Cadastral Procedures
  • Joint facilities and utility easements
    • Legislation
    • Digital Archiving
  • Registration of rights and immovable properties (parcels, apartments, buildings and other fixed constructions)
  • Location and addressing to subjects for registration

Financial Development

  • Cost recovery mechanisms
  • Self-financing to generate income on long-term basis
  • Identification of financial sources


  • Valuation of immovable properties for compensation
  • Mass Appraisal methods for Taxation purposes

Land Use Planning

  • National master plan
  • Regional land use planning
  • Urban development
  • Land readjustment (slum upgrading and/or post crisis)


  • Building legislative infrastructure
  • Building leadership and strategic thinking
  • Building awareness and commitment
  • Building institutional infrastructure
  • Building technological infrastructure