The Fit for Purpose Land Administration Approach of RELAPU | Land Portal
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January 2020
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20

Uganda   has  been  struggling  to  maintain   a conventional (European-type) land administration system for a long time  but has faced many  challenges   including  lack of funding, inadequate skill force and long- winded procedures. Up to present, the country has only managed to record less than 20 per cent of the land rights. Similar circumstances can be found in many countries in the world. An often-cited estimate indicates that seventy percent of the world´s population is lacking security of tenure.

The aim of securing tenure rights for all citizens using limited financial  resources and low capacities has led to alternative approaches popularly known as Fit for Purpose Land Administration (FFP LA) which focus on the main purpose of securing land tenure for all. The FFP LA was designed to meet the basic needs of the population, be the best “fit” for achieving the purpose (“as little as possible – as much as necessary”) and shall allow for incremental upgrading and improvements over time.

The FFP LA concept considers the cultural, social, economic and political context of a country to build the components of land administration to benefit all members of society. It is defined according to three broad characteristics: focus on purpose, flexibility and incremental improvement. Although the FFP approach is a relatively new concept, it has received recognition and endorsement by the World Bank, the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), UN Habitat/Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) amongst others.

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Responsible: Thorsten Huber
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