Indicator scarcity on cadastre and land registration in cross-country information sources

Karin Haldrup, Erik Stubkjær

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A review of cross-country reporting on cadastre and landregistration systems summarized the state-of-the-art and found shortcomings in availability of indicators suited for qualitative and quantitative comparison purposes. Methodological issues concerning the specification of indicators and development of monitoring systems were addressed, as well as the current scarcity of global monitoring data in this field. The paper suggests that progress in monitoring depends on establishing a conceptual model as a basis for design of appropriate indicators featuring the characteristics of cadastres and landregistration systems combined with upgraded statistics reporting on property data. It was suggested that the domain calls for design and production of composite indices corresponding with the complexity of the domain. It is proposed that monitoring in the area of cadastre and landregistration be advanced by pursuing different, complementary strategies with a differentiated approach to monitoring in mature and emerging systems respectively. Finally, leading monitoring agents of land administration and registration were identified with a discussion of their prospective future role in monitoring.
Original languageEnglish
JournalLand Use Policy
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)652-664
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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