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Proceedings: Land Governance in Support of the MDGs: Responding to New Challenges

Land Governance & the MDGs Conference

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Keynotes & Country ExperiencesLand Governance for the 21st Century Sustainable Systems for Land Administration and Management
Securing Social Tenure for the PoorestMaking Land Markets Work for AllImproving Access to Land and Shelter
Land Governance for Rapid UrbanizationLunch speakerTaking Land Policy Agenda Forward
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Chair: H. Schafer, Director, SDN, World Bank
  • The importance of land policy in post-conflict situations:
    The case of Liberia
    Her Excellency E. Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia
  • Land governance for sustainable development
    Professor S. Enemark, President, FIG
Chair: M. Cackler, Acting Sector Director, ARD, World Bank
  • Implementing a nation-wide land administration system
    M. Ratolojanahary, Minister of Land Reform & Administration, Govt of Madagascar
  • Improving land administration in Ghana:
    Lessons and challenges in moving ahead
    C. Dauda, Minister of Lands & Natural Resources, Govt of Ghana
  • Moving towards clear land title in India:
    Potential benefits, a roadmap, and remaining challenges
    R. Sinha, Secretary Land Resources, Government of India
  • The challenges of land administration in post-conflict Liberia: Status and next steps
    A. Sawyer, Head Governance Commission & Former President, Government of Liberia
  • Taking land policy & administration in Indonesia to the next stage: BPN's strategic plan
    J. Winoto, Head, BPN Indonesia



GOV1: Contextualizing land governance at the country level
Chair:  C. Morden, Director, North American Liaison Office, IFAD 
  • Towards a general framework for assessing land governance
    T. Burns, Managing Director, Land Equity International, Australia
  • Improving land sector governance in Africa:
    The case of Tanzania
    L. Kironde, Professor, Ardhi University, Tanzania 
  • Improving land sector governance in Latin America:
    The case of Peru
    V. Endo, Vice President, Int'l Operations, Inst. for Liberty &Democracy, Peru
  • Improving land sector governance in Eastern Europe:
    The case of the Kyrgiz Republic
    A. Undeland, Independent consultant, Kyrgiz Republic
  • Discussant: W. Zimmerman, Land Tenure Adviser, GTZ
GOV2: Land governance & the global challenges of food, fuels, & climate change
Chair: J. Lingham, Policy Division, DFID
  • Drivers of investment in large-scale farming new and old: Evidence & implications for policy
    D. Byerlee, World Bank
  • Addressing the challenges of biofuels and resource extraction
    L. Cotula, Senior Researcher, Law & Sust. Devt., Natural Res., IIED, UK 
  • Property rights to carbon in the context of climate change
    G. Barnes, Assoc.Prof. Geomatics, Univ. of Florida, Gainsville
  • Discussants: T. Ngaido, Sr. Research Fellow & Head, IFPRI Senegal
                           S. Schonberger, Lead Operations Officer, World Bank
GOV3:  Land governance at country level
Chair: J. Sanjak, Managing Director, MCC
  • The political economy (& governance impact) of land policy reform:
    The case of Mexico' s PROCEDE
    G. Gordillo de Anda, Univ. of Indiana, & fmr Vice Min. of Ag., Gvt of Mexico  
  • Legal & policy reforms to increase security of tenure & improve land administration 
    R. Cossa, Director, DNTF, Mozambique
    P. de Wit, Land Policy and Strategy Adviser, MCA, Mozambique
  • Using legal aid to empower rural women in Andhra Pradesh:
    Experience and lessons thus far
    T. Hanstad, Executive Director, RDI
  • Discussant: D. von Behaim, Senior Planning Officer, Land Mngt., GTZ
GOV4: Implementing land governance in practice: Bringing partners together
Chair: K. Brooks, Sector Manager, AFTAR, World Bank
  • The AU/AfDB/ECA land policy initiative:
    Progress thus far and next steps

    J. Kagwanja, Economic Affairs Officer, UN-ECA
  • Implementing land policies on the ground:
    The role of the CAADP process

    M. Bwalya, Senior Specialist, NEPAD Secretariat
  • The French White paper on securing land rights & land gov.
    A. Durand Lasserve, Dir. of Research, Nat'l Centre of Sci. Res. France
  • Land policy networks in South East Asia:
    How to make them more effective?

    Theo Chee Hai, Director, Geometra Surveys Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
  • Linkages between land policy & food security
    in developing countries

    J. Farrington, Research Fellow, ODI & J. Lingham, Policy Division, DFID
  • The FAO voluntary guidelines on land governance
    M. Torhonen, Land Tenure Office, FAO, Italy 
  • Forging partnerships on a global land reporting initiative
    A. Mauro, Program Officer, International Land Coalition, Latin America 
  •  Discussion






SYS1: Building sustainable well governed land administration systems
Chair: H. Onsrud, Director, Centre of Property Rights & Development,
                 Norwegian Mapping & Cadastre Authority
  • Building Spatial Data Infrastructures in Latin America 
    S. Borrero Mutis, Sec. General, Panamer. Inst. Geog. & Hist., Mexico
  • Positioning infrastructures for sustainable land governance 
     M. Higgins,  Dept. of Nat. Resources and Water, Queensland, Australia
  • Establishing a modern land administration system:
    The case of the Czech Republic
    V. Suchanek, COSCMC       
  • Institutional and organizational developments for land admin. 
    Ian Greenway, Chief Executive, Ordinance Survey of Northern Ireland  
  • Discussant: T. Oesterberg, Swedesurvey, Sweden
SYS2: Addressing land admin. & management challenges at the country level
Chair: P. van der Molen, Head, Kadaster International
  • Land registration using aerial photography in Namibia:
    Costs and lessons
    D. Kapitango, Devt. Planner, Communal Land Bd.,Oshikoto, Namibia Gov.
    M. Meijs, Government of Namibia
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  • Establishing a land administration system:
    Technical and Economic Analysis for Rwanda
    D. Sagashya, Deputy Director, National Land Centre, MINIRENA, Rwanda
    C. English, Senior Project Director & Land Consultant, HTSPE
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  • Urban land policies for the poor in East and Southern Africa
    E. Silayo, Senior Lecturer, Ardhi University, Tanzania
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  • Discussant: D. Roberge, Director, Office Surveyor General of Quebec
SYS3: Innovative examples for addressing land admin. & mngt. at the country level
Chair: W. Zakout, Sector Manager, ECSSD, World Bank
  • Experience from 10 tears of improving land administration in ECA
    G. Adlington, Lead Land Administration Specialist, World Bank  
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  • China’s pilot rural land registration scheme in the context of current policy developments
    Y. Zhao, Director General, FEA,  Government of China   
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  • Competition for urban land:
    Enhancing the bidding power by the poor
    M. Napier, Urban Land Mark South Africa
  • Discussants: P. Creuzer, President, UN-ECE WPLA
                            M. Goldstein, Senior Economist, PRMGE & DECRG



TNR1: Securing (individual or communal) rights to marginal lands
Chair: C. di Leva, Chief Counsel, LEGEN, World Bank
  • Collective forest tenure reform in China:
    Outcomes & implications
    J. Xu, Professor, Beijing University
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  • Potential & pitfalls of communal tenure:
    Experience in Africa & implications for South Africa
    Ben Cousins, Director, PLAAS, South Africa 
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  • Coastal Communities:
    Securing equitable access to land and natural resources
    D. Dumashie, Private Consultant, UK
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  • Discussants: R. Meinzen-Dick, Senior Researcher, IFPRI
                           J. Bruce, President, LADSI
TNR2: Assessing the impact of improved tenure security
Chair: Frits van der Wal, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Implementing the Social Tenure Domain Model with open source software:
    The case of Ethiopia
    C. Lemmen, Assistant Professor, ITC, Netherlands
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  • Near real-time Deforestation Detection for Enforcement of
    Forest Reserves in Mato Grosso
    C. de Souza, Imazon, Brazil 
  • A state-wide LIS for NRM & disaster monitoring:
    Scope for land administration
    YVN Krishna Murthy, Director, Indian Space Research Organization
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  • Applying low-cost technologies in the field:
    Development of the talking titler
    M. Barry, Associate Professor, University of Calgary, Canada
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  • Discussants: D. Steudler, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
                            O. Larbi, Project Director, Ghana Land Admin. Proj.
TNR3: Assessing the impact of improved tenure security
Chair: G. Kohlin, Associate Professor & Head, Environment for Devt., Univ. of Gothenburg 
  • Credit market impact of land titling in Nicaragua:
    Methodology & emerging challenges
    J.S. Chamorro, Office of the President, Nicaragua &
    M. Carter, Professor, University of Wisconsin  
  • Investment impacts of land certification in Ethiopia
    T. Alemu, Professor, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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  • Benefits from changing women’s inheritance of land:
    The case of Hindu Succession Act
     A. Goyal, Economist, World Bank  
  • Discussant: J. Sanjak, Managing Director, MCC



MKT1: Improving private sector land access
Chair: V. Palmade, Lead Economist, AFTFP, World Bank
  • Improving land policy for private sector development in Nigeria:
    Lessons &
    challenges ahead
    S. Butler, Senior Associate, NORC, University of Chicago
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  • Institutional investment in agric.activities: Potential & pitfalls
    A. Selby, Senior Investment Policy Officer, CICIG, Morgan Stanley, UK
  • Using 'doing business' as a catalyst for land policy reform:
    The case of Burkina Faso
    A. Traore, Doing Business Better in Burkina Faso
  • Discussant: R. Spee, Global Leader, IBM Plant Locations International

MKT2: Potential and challenges of land markets

Chair: T. Oesterberg, Swedesurvey, Sweden
  • Making land markets work for all
    J. Wallace, Professor, University Melbourne, Australia
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  • The impact of legal changes on land market activity in China’s rapidly changing envt.
    J. Riedinger, Dean, Michigan State University 
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  • Measures to enhance trust in LAS and enhance proper use
    R. Grover, Principal Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University, UK
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  • Measures to improve equal access to land resources and related benefits in Uganda
    R. Ahene, Professor, Lafayette College, US   
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  • Discussants: T. Burns, Managing Director, LEI, Australia
                           R. Mahoney, Principal, Mahoney Geomatics, UK
MKT3: Exploring the different dimensions of land markets
Chair: W. Martin, Lead Economist, DECRG, World Bank
  • Impacts of land certification on land market activity in Ethiopia
    S. Holden, Norwegian University of Life Sciences  
  • Land consolidation in Vietnam:
    Results from a randomized experiment
    T. Do, Economist, World Bank   
  • Interaction between land and labor markets in China
     S. Jin, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, US
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  • Land market functioning in Ethiopia: Impacts and determinants
     D. Ali, Economist, World Bank  
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  • Discussant: G. Kohlin, Associate Professor, Univ. of Gothenburg



ACC1: Land policy in conflict- and post-conflict settings
Chair: J. Blok, Policy Officer, Sustainable Land Management, European Commission 
  • Land policies and violent conflict: Towards addressing the root causes
    J. Putzel, Professor, London School of Economics   
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  • The potential contribution of land rights to recovery in the DRC
    P. Debroux, M. Bekhechi, and G. Topa, World Bank
  • Dealing with land tenure in Iraq: Past failures and future opportunities
    D. Stigall, US Army, JAG
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  • Discussants: S. Fricska, UN Habitat & D. Batson, US Dept. of Defense

ACC2: Mechanisms and impact of redistributive land reform

Chair: P. Munro Faure, Head, Land Tenure & Management Unit, FAO
  • Direct and indirect impacts of CARL in the Philippines:Lessons for the future
    A. Balisacan, Director SEARCA & F. Bresciani, World Bank
  • Impacts of market-assisted land reform in South Africa: A matching approach
    M. Keswell, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
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  • What is needed to ‘complete’ land reforms in West Bengal?
     V. Yadav, Prof. & S. Jin, Asst. Prof., Michigan State University, US
  • Discussant: M. Kirk, Professor, University of Marburg, Germany
ACC3: Women's access to land ownership:
Legal reform, enforcement & empowerment

Chair: E. Pehu, Adivser, ARD, World Bank
  • Women, land ownership and economic empowerment:
    Framework, issues & questions

    R. Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
  • Do legal reforms really help women gain access to land?
    R. Giovarelli, Senior Fellow, Global Center for Women's Land Rights, Rural Development Inst.
  • Enforcement capacity: Challenges & opportunities in
    integrating gender into Kosovo land project
    T. Lamb, International Legal Consultant 
  • Lessons learned from program on women's access to land: India
    T. Hanstad, Executive Director, Rural Development Institute
  • Linking research and action and evidence-based advocacy:
    The ILC experience
    A. Mauro, Program Manager, Latin America, International Land Coalition



URB1: Spatial planning and urban land management
Chair: I. Greenway, Chief Survey Officer & Director, Operational Land & Property Service,
              Northern Ireland
  • Providing technical assistance on nat'l territorial planning legislation:
    The Albania experience
    D. Dowall, Professor, UC Berkeley
  • The role of land information in Bogota’s land tax reforms
     M.C. Uribe, Bogota Municipal Cadastre, Colombia 
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  • Improving land governance in urban settings: Approaches and experience thus far
    R. Rajack, Senior Development Specialist, FEU, World Bank
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  • Discussant: B. Kjellson, National Mapping, Cadastre & Land Registr.
                              Authority of Sweden
URB2: Improving urban land policies
Chair: I. Bjork-Klevby, Deputy Executive Director, UN-Habitat
  • Developing urban Indicators for Managing Mega Cities
    T. Kötter, Professor, University of Bonn, Germany
  •  Formalizing informal settlements in Eastern Europe: Lessons from experience
     C. Potsiou, Assistant Professor, National Technical University, Greece
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  • Dealing with spatial diversity: Key land policy messages of the 2009 WDR
     M. Freire, Senior Advisor, FEU, World Bank 
  • Formulating a sectoral approach to urban land policy: The case of Kenya
    R. McLaren, Director, Know Edge Ltd, Edinburgh, UK  
  •  Discussant: G. Ingram, President & CEO, Lincoln Inst. for Land Policy



Conclusion & next steps
Chair: J. Kagwanja, Economic Affairs Officer, UN-ECA  
  • Land Governance for the 21st century
    P. Munro Faure, Head, Land Tenure Service & Mngt. Unit, FAO
    H. Onsrud, Director, Centre Prop. Rights & Devt., Norwegian Cadastre
  • Building sustainable land administration systems
    P. van.der Molen, Head, Kadaster International    
  • Securing social tenure for the poorest
    C. Morden, Director, North American Liaison Office, IFAD 
  • Making land markets work for all
    J. Sanjak, Managing Director, MCC   
  • Improving access to land and shelter
    C. Augustinus, Chief, Land Tenure & Property Admin., UN Habitat   
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  • Land governance for rapid urbanization
    A. Durand-Lasserve, Dir. of Research, Nat'l Centre of Sci. Res., France


PRIVATE VENDORS & UNIVERSITIES: Contributions to innovation &
Chair: M. Higgins, Dept. of Natural Resources & Water, Queensland, Australia
  • C. Paresi, Director, UNU School for Land Administration Studies
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  • P. Desjardins, Business Manager, GNSS Infrastructure Solutions, Trimble
  • K. Schibli, EMEA Director, Coordination & Projects, Leica Geosystems
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  • B. Jones, Industry Manager, ESRI


Lunch Speaker on Tuesday:

  • Property rights and property wrongs: The relevance of land reform and a small-farmer strategy for property reduction and economic development
    M. Lipton, Professor, University of Sussex, UK
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From concept to implementation



Workshop Summary



  • Introduction and problem statement
    S. Enemark, President, FIG
  • STDM: From design to implementation
    C. Paresi, Director, UNU School for Land Administration Studies, ITC
    C. Lemmen, Assistant Professor, ITC
  • UN Habitat's role
    R. Sietchiping, UN Habitat
  • Possibilities for testing in Ethiopia
    M. Allebachew, World Bank, Ethiopia Country Office
  • Institutional links
    T. Burns, Managing Director, Land Equity International, Australia
  • Software development
    K. Bell, Senior Land Specialist, World Bank
  • STDM and FLOSS
    M. Torhonen, Land Tenure Office, FAO
  • Similarities and differences to other software
    P. Rabley, President, International Land Systems, US


Building a better land administration system


Chair: K. Deininger, Land Tenure Adviser, ARD, World Bank
  •  Keynote: The government response to Aceh's land administration
    Dr. J. Winoto, Head of the Indonesian National Land Agency (BPN)
  •  The multi-donor response and progress so far
    K. Bell, Senior Land Specialist, World Bank
  • Project monitoring and civil society engagement
    M.S. Shivakumar, RALAS Monitoring Specialist, World Bank
  • Findings of the RALAS Project Implementation and Beneficiary Assessment (PIBA)
    R. Deutsch, Consultant


A Methodology Workshop


IMPACT EVALUATION: Key rationale, concepts, & application to land

  • An introduction to impact evaluation
    M. Goldstein, AFTPM and DECRG
  • Key issues of evaluating impacts for land-related projects
    J. Conning, CUNY


  • Land reform in South Africa
    M. Keswell, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Land certification in Ethiopia
    D. Ali, DECRG
  • Computerization of land records in Andhra Pradesh
    A. Goyal, DECRG



  • Land registration, economic growth, and poverty reduction
    G. Feder, IFPRI


  • Integrating impact evaluation into project cycle: MCC's approach
    A. Rothbaum & J. Sanjak, MCC
  • AADAPT: The Bank's program for impact eval. of agric. projects
    A. Legovini, DECIE



  • Mozambique: Award of rural land certificates
    J. Witriol & J. Bhatt, MCC
  • Tanzania: Residential licenses and CROs
    A. Zeitlin, Oxford University
  • Benin: Plan Foncier Rural
    A. Richter, UI & NORC and K. Mark, MCC
  • Ghana: Equity implications of land certificates
    O. Larbi, Ghana Land Admin. Proj. Administrator & M. Goldstein, DECRG































































































































































































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