LAND GOVERNANCE IN URBAN AREAS CASE OF NAIROBI CITY COUNTY | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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Date of publication: 
March 2017
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24
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Globalisation and urbanisation trends in developing countries present both opportunities for growth and development on one hand while contributing to the complex myriad challenges of managing urbanisation on the other hand. Cities and urban areas play a critical in the development of a country. They provide platforms that incorporate intense combination of economic, cultural and political factors of a country or region. Nairobi city is Kenya’s economic capital and is a major economic hub in Africa. However, the problems of Nairobi manifest in huge proportions and call into question the ability and capacity of the city to manage the challenges of urbanisation sustainably. This assessment is based on the Land Governance Assessment Framework, published by the World Bank in 2011 and seeks to examine and assess the legal and institutional framework, land use planning, and public management of land within Nairobi to identify gaps in land governance that may be addressed in order to improve land governance. The impacts of a new constitution, land policy as well as harmonised land legislations enacted in 2012 on land governance in urban areas are yet to be observed and documented and this paper assessment aims to begin and contribute to the same discourse.

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VICTOR OUNA
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MISSION: To contribute to improved livelihoods through offering a bridge between communities, stakeholders and policy makers in the promotion of equitable access and sustainable management of land and natural resources.

VISION: To become a centre of excellence in promoting the application of appropriate land policies, laws and management practices by empowering society through innovative and knowledge based advocacy and capacity building in Kenya and the region.

LDGI values of Integrity, Trust and Professionalism influence the way we work every day and everywhere.

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The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.

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MISSION: To contribute to improved livelihoods through offering a bridge between communities, stakeholders and policy makers in the promotion of equitable access and sustainable management of land and natural resources.

VISION: To become a centre of excellence in promoting the application of appropriate land policies, laws and management practices by empowering society through innovative and knowledge based advocacy and capacity building in Kenya and the region.

LDGI values of Integrity, Trust and Professionalism influence the way we work every day and everywhere.

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