Land Tenure Regularisation in Rwanda
Land tenure, finance, capacity building, gender, climate, governance
The Government of Rwanda, DFID
Rwanda, like many other African countries, had multiple, overlapping tenure systems, with no formal or consistent way of accounting for them in a land register or cadastre. This resulted in rising informal land markets as well as associated increase in land prices and conflict. In order to address this, the government along with development partners rolled out a large-scale Land Tenure Regularisation Programme. By using local para-surveyors and digital technologies, they managed to do this at a cost of US$7 per parcel. This was first piloted in 2007, and then rolled out in full, ending in 2013. Click here for more information on this project.
RELEVANCE TO THE CALL TO ACTION ON SUSTAINABLE URBANISATION ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH
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- “Sustainable urbanisation demands collective action – genuine multi-level governance – to empower, enable and support cities and their citizens.”
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