Sustainable integration of fit-for-purpose (FFP) approaches into government procedures and policy for upscaling | Land Portal




Many countries struggle when establishing and maintaining a functional land administration system. Due to government entities limited financial resources and capacities, large parts of their population still don't have access to legally recognised land rights. This context has led to the introduction of modern approaches popularly known as fit-for-purpose (FFP) methods and tools to meet basic needs of populations as best "fit" for achieving its purpose while building on possibilities for incremental upgrading and improvements over time. 

The Knowledge Exchange Workshop (KEW) provides a series of sessions to examine and question FFP approaches and tools, especially on how to cooperate with other sectors when securing land rights to unleash potential benefits in a strongly interconnected world. 


At the KEW we will discuss how FFP approaches and tools positively impact other sectors such as agriculture, forestry, urbanisation, water, gender, etc. in different countries and beyond. Especially when you look at positive impacts of secured land tenure rights on prevention and solution of land conflicts, FFP can be an argument to increase land registration and governance efforts. 

The GIZ Global Programme Responsible Land Policy team and partners have developed, tested, and applied innovative FFP approaches as well as tools and adapted them to specific country contexts. Positive experiences have been gathered, but there are still challenges to address. This series of sessions will provide insights into the use of FFP approaches and tools during the implementation of the Global Programme.  

The series of sessions will focus on challenges and opportunities for systematic integration of developed FFP approaches and tools into national strategies and land management systems as well as on ways for efficient upscaling based on practical experience and exchange among participants of the series. 

The objectives of the individual sessions are to:

  • Collect and discuss lessons learned, challenges and experiences (including risks) of partner institutions and GIZ in implementing FFP approaches and tools.

  • Exchange of experiences regarding bottlenecks/obstacles for promoting the uptake of FFP approaches and tools into policies, national strategies, government systems and upscaling.

  • Identify opportunities and success factors for sustainable international and national funding of land registration projects and land management systems.

  • Formulate strategic recommendations for upscaling FFP approaches and tools.

Session Overview

Session 1: The discussion will provide a conceptual framing and inventory of FFP approaches and tools. 

Session 2: This will focus on sustainable funding of land registration, land management and administration systems.

Session 3: A summary of the previous sessions to identify shared experiences and gaps with new and additional experiences or perspectives on the topic FFP approaches/tools are relevant.

Session 4: Brings together a panel on "How to mobilise resources for upscaling." The session consolidates the key messages from the series of sessions. 

At the end of the series, participants will develop new ideas on how to use FFP approaches and tools in their national context. Additionally, success factors and risks during implementation are collected for partner countries, and participants of the series will estimate their applicability in general and in different contexts. A long-term perspective focusing on sustainable funding for land registration and land governance management systems is discussed as well as major success factors are identified. Participants will understand which benefits can be created/strengthened in other sectors, which can be used as an argumentation for updated priority setting and request additional support from national and international stakeholders. Tangible recommendations for the integration of FFP approach into policy and/or FFP tools into land management systems and successful upscaling will be elaborated and documented.

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