Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration Strategy: An Innovative Approach to Implement Land Policies in Nepal

Joshi Rai Janak, Uma Shankar Pandey, Raja Ram Chhatkuli, Stig Enemark, Danilo Antonio, Jagat Deuja, Omar Sylla

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Abstract

The current Nepalese Land Administration System only deals with the formal land tenure system. Approximately 10 million land parcels are under informal tenure and outside the formal cadaster. Families under such informal tenure are highly vulnerable to eviction due to unsecured land tenure. Informal tenure is causing huge loss to economy and the valuable land asset is dumped as “dead capital”.

Addressing this problem of informality with the existing conventional approach may require huge financial resources and a long timeframe which could be difficult to manage for a country like Nepal with limited resources and escalated demands of the people generally after the peace process of 2007. In this context, this paper presents an innovative approach using a Fit- forPurpose (FFP) approach to land administration which is seen as an appropriate solution to
manage informal land tenure and, thereby, implement the provisions in the proposed land policies and newly enacted Constitution of Nepal. The results of the pilot studies are encouraging and it is considered that the approach can be implemented throughout the country at affordable costs and within a relative short timeframe
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCatalyzing Innovation : Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, Washington DC, March 25-29, 2019
Number of pages25
Publication dateMar 2019
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019
EventCatalyzing Inovation: Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, 25-29 March 2019, Washington DC, USA -
Duration: 25 Mar 201929 Mar 2019
https://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2018/08/13/land-and-poverty-conference-2019-catalyzing-innovation

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ConferenceCatalyzing Inovation
Period25/03/201929/03/2019
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Keywords

  • Fit-For-Purpose, Land Administration System, Land Tenure, Informality

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    Janak, J. R., Pandey, U. S., Chhatkuli, R. R., Enemark, S., Antonio, D., Deuja, J., & Sylla, O. (2019). Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration Strategy: An Innovative Approach to Implement Land Policies in Nepal. In Catalyzing Innovation: Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, Washington DC, March 25-29, 2019