Improving Land Sector Governance in the Philippines | Land Portal
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Date of publication: 
August 2013
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179
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Land is considered a vital resource for any nation. It serves as the platform for carrying out

social, cultural and economic activities. Access to land is an important means for promoting

growth and equity and achieving social justice in many countries. The process by which

decisions are made regarding access to and use of land, the manner in which those decisions are

implemented and the way that conflicting interests in land are reconciled are crucial in

determining whether the country has what it takes to derive the desired benefits from this

limited natural capital.

The Land Governance and Assessment Framework (LGAF) was developed by World Bank and

its partners to provide a tool for diagnosis of land governance issues, establishment of

benchmarks and monitoring progress over time. It comprises a set of detailed indicators to be

rated on a scale of pre-coded statements (from lack of good governance to good practice, A-D).

The process helps to establish a consensus and priority actions on: (i) gaps in existing evidence;

(ii) areas for regulatory or institutional change, piloting of new approaches and interventions to

improve land governance on a broader scale; and (iii) criteria to assess the effectiveness of

these measures. Thus, LGAF helps put in place a structure and process to systematically track

progress in improving land governance over time.

At the time of LGAF completion in the Philippines, about 36 countries have carried out and/or

are in the process of undertaking similar studies; with a number of them effectively using the

results for broader stakeholder engagement on land issues, and developing policy options for

moving forward. Other countries such as Peru, for example, have set up independent land

observa

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Floradema C. Eleazar, Brian Garcia, Ernie Guiang, Annabelle Herrera, Lina D. Isorena, Roel Ravanera and Ernesto Serote

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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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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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