IP Consult´s and NIRAS’ holistic approach to land administration is based on understanding the livelihoods and traditional land use patterns of local people, as well as the history and development objectives of each country.
A functioning land management system is a necessary institutional foundation of a nation, as secure and registered land rights reduce conflicts and provide landowners with long-term incentives to invest for growth. With appropriate legislative frameworks in place as part of a wider development in governance, registered land rights enable responsible long-term investments, and improve access to credit for rural smallholders by permitting land to serve as collateral. This can promote better land use.
Land records with maps also provide information and tools for managing the land and planning for growth in housing, infrastructure and services.
Our approach is tailored to match local conditions and capabilities to ensure sensitivity to key social factors and developing innovative solutions to help guarantee land rights of women, ethnic minorities and other vulnerable groups, as well as long-term sustainability.
To this end, we support the development of cost-effective land administration systems that meet specific national objectives and conform to international standards. We have expertise in formulating policy and legal options also in the context of wider governance development.
We provide consultancy services in the following areas:
- Land administration
- Land policy and legislation
- Land registration
- Land information systems
- Cadastral development
- Land reform
- Land use planning.