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Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration - Guiding Principles for Country Implementation

Guide - July 2016

We are pleased to share with you a new publication, Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration - Guiding Principles for Country Implementation, published by UN-Habitat/GLTN and Dutch Kadaster.

This publication is primarily designed to allow a range of stakeholders in developing countries to understand the overall Fit-For-Purpose approach and to recognize the benefits of adopting this approach. The Fit-for-Purpose solutions provide opportunities for land administration systems to deliver benefits, including secure tenure rights, to a wide range of stakeholders within a relatively short time and for  relatively affordable costs in a flexible manner. It provides structured guidance on building the spatial, legal and institutional frameworks in support of designing country-specific strategies for implementing FFP land administration. It contains the analysis and operational advisory guidelines to implement the approach.

Authors of the Guide are Stig Enemark, Robin McLaren and Christiaan Lemmen.

The Fit-for-Purpose approach was introduced in two FIG/World Bank publications:

  • FIG Publication 45: Land Governance in Support of The Millennium Development Goals - A New Agenda for Land Professionals, 2009 written by Stig Enemark, Robin McLaren and Paul van der Molen
  • FIG Publication 60: Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration, 2014, written by Stig Enemark Keith Clifford Bell Christiaan Lemmen Robin McLaren



July 2016